Squires and Youth Group Trick-or-Treating for Cans!

With the holiday season quickly approaching we will be setting out to collect cans again for Operation Others.  Operation Others provides food assistance to families at Christmas and educates others about these families in our community without enough in order to encourage a preferential option for the poor.   The cans we collect will be taken to Prep to be sorted and boxed to pass out to families in need of a good holiday meal.   On October 29th, from 6:00-7:30 pm, our high school and middle schoolers will be out in the Prarie Lane neighborhood to collect non-perishable canned or dry food items.  If you won’t be home and wish to donate, feel free to leave them on your porch with a note or drop them off at the church in the box labeled OO Trick-or-Treating for Cans.  Thank you in advance for the support!

MOQ Summer Youth Group

This summer for Youth Group we will be doing the Alpha Youth Film Series.  There are twelve episodes filmed in Vancouver, London, Paris, and Jerusalem, hosted by youth pastors Jason and Ben.  Alpha’s Youth Film Series explores timeless questions about faith, life and God for a new generation of teenagers in an engaging format.  Check out the trailer below!

Starting on Wednesday, May 31, we will be meeting in the Trinity Rooms for dinner at 6:00 pm.  Following dinner, we will be moving to the Future Sacristy to watch the video and discuss.  We will then enjoy desserts and games to end the night by 8:00 pm.

If you are interested in attending Youth Group this summer please contact Jordan at jemoser@archomaha.org.

 

National Catholic Youth Conference Meeting April 12!!

NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE:  Called

November 16-18, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN

The National Catholic Youth Conference is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones.  The schedule includes keynote addresses and workshop sessions addressing a wide variety of topics.  There are also opportunities for liturgy, reconciliation, prayer and worship, recreation and special activities such as concerts, exhibits, and the interactive thematic park.

Who can go to NCYC?    High school freshmen through seniors for the 2017-2018 school year are eligible to attend NCYC.  All registrations must be facilitated by a parish or school youth minister, pastor, or volunteer serving as the designated group leader.

We will be meeting at St. Robert’s on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Community Room to discuss the conference in depth.  This will include price and payment options, schedule details, all registration information, and chaperone information.

If you have any questions please contact Jordan at jemoser@archomaha.org 🙂

High School Senior Mass and Dinner

Please join us in celebrating these high schoolers biggest accomplishment, graduation!  On April 23, at 5 pm we will have a special mass with a dinner to follow.  For more information please check the attachment.

Please submit a senior photo and one other photo to Jordan at jemoser@archomaha.org.

senior mass 2017

A Challenge to Everyone..

This Lenten season I am challenging the youth to think about someone else other than themselves.  Some of the things we have talked about are simply smiling at someone passing by, holding a door open, sending a friendly note, or doing some other sort of service for someone else.  I would like to encourage you to try to do the same for the remainder of Lent.  🙂

I decided to partake in this challenge as well; so far I have found this to be one of the easier challenges that I have given the youth to do over the course of this year.  While babysitting the other day I was asked by one of the kids what I gave up for Lent, my response was that I wasn’t giving up anything but that I was going to take time to do more things for others.  I was told “you can’t do that; you have to give something up.”  While giving something up for the duration of Lent would be easy I wanted something that was going to challenge me every day!  I think many kids are so stuck in that mind set of you have to always give something up for Lent and that is the only option available.  This was why my challenge for the Youth Group members was going to challenge them in a different way.

So many times has it been thrown in my face that Millennial’s and younger generations are going to be the end of us.. But why? Maybe it’s because we aren’t taking enough time to develop these youth, our future, into the exceptional human beings God has made them to be.  Or maybe it’s because they have to learn things for themselves.  I don’t have kids now but being a Millennial I am sick of the bad street cred we are all given, due to the actions of few, and would like to change the older generations mind about those youngsters.  I want to take these superb youth of our parish and help become the exceptional human beings I know they can all be.  Next time you see someone in a younger generation stop and say something nice or positive to them so they have the hope that they need to better our country, because they are our future.  Let’s be positive and show these youth that they can break free from the stereotypes they have been given.

We are doing a Youth Group service project that we are hoping to get our whole parish involved in.  This is something that the kids are excited about and I wanted to share that with you all in ho0pes that you would be willing to lend a hand or even some words of advice.  I would love it if you all to help this younger generation learn what it is like to be a good person who thinks of others, not just because of a challenge but because they want to be a better person.  They want to be a role model for younger children to look up to.  I am hoping you all will join me on this journey to help make the youth of this parish the sons and daughters of Christ they were born to be.

In the spirit of service, I am so happy to announce that the Medical Mission is back on! Please join us at St. Robert’s on Sunday, March 12, from 3-6 p.m. to help out these wonderful doctors. We will be packing medicine for the doctors to take to Sudan. Come for an hour or stay the whole time! This is such a great service opportunity for the whole family!

Please contact Debbie Marcil at dmarcil@stroberts.com or Jordan Moser at jemoser@archomaha.org if you have any questions. We hope you can join us!

 

Young Catholic Professional Events in March!

Join Young Catholic Professionals for food, drinks, networking and fellowship on Thursday, March 2!  All young adults in their 20s and 30s in any profession or industry are invited to this FREE event.  Drink specials will be $2 Wells All Day and $1 off all Draft Pints.

The event will take place at Saints Pub Midtown Crossing (120 S 31st Ave. Omaha, NE 68131) from 6:30-9:00 P.M.

For more details or to RSVP follow the link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/660652760781833/

 

Come to YCP Omaha’s March Executive Speaker Series! Mary Kay Leatherman will be giving her presentation on Living the Dream.
The event will be taking place on Tuesday, March 21 from 6:30-8:30 P.M. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church

6:30 p.m. Mass with Fr. John Norman
7 p.m. Networking Reception with free drinks and appetizers
7:45 p.m. Mary Kay Leatherman: Living the Dream

To read more about this event please refer to the Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/775192049298465/

 

To get more information about YCP Omaha or to check on the events, you can follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YCPOmaha/

Youth Group Lenten Service Project

The Youth Group has decided on a Lenten Service Project and we would like you all to be involved! We will be making Easter Care Baskets/Bags for our friends down at the Open Door Mission to help them share in the joy of Christ’s resurrection!

The items we are going to be collecting are as follows:

 For the Women’s basket: Chocolate Easter Bunny, pantyhose/knee highs, deodorant, razor, and shave cream.

For the Men’s basket: Chocolate Easter Bunny, washcloth, deodorant, razor, and shave cream.

If you would like to help by donating any of the items above or if you have any questions, please contact Jordan at jemoser@archomaha.org.

We will be collecting items from March 1st until April 5th!

 

 

World Youth Day – Poland 2016 (Young Adults)

Attention Young Adults! Omaha will be sending a group of pilgrims (aged 19+) to Krakow, Poland in 2016 for the next World Youth Day. The pilgrimage will take place July 23 – August 1, 2016. It will consist of several days around Krakow as well as a week of World Youth Day festivities with Pope Francis.

For further information contact Jessi Kary (email) or Katie Winkler (email) or call 402-558-3100.