Posted by: gotjukies | September 2, 2014

A Fond Farewell

Hello everyone,

It is with sadness that I inform you that August 31st was my last day as Youth & Young Adult Coordinator at Church of the Resurrection in Sunnyvale, CA. It has been an amazing six years working with the youth and young adults of Resurrection Parish Community, but it is time for me to move on to another adventure. I will never forget the stories and experiences that we shared together, and I hope that everyone who was involved with the program at some point never stop exploring their Catholic faith. Our faith journeys are an ongoing, ever changing process — but Jesus is always near if you stop to listen.

Resurrection Youth Ministry REACHes out to all high school students, UNITEs them through their common beliefs, helps them to GROW in their faith, provides them an opportunity to SHARE their gifts and talents, and encourages them to express their LOVE for God.

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The mission lives on!

In Christ,
Jonathan Luu

Posted by: gotjukies | March 18, 2013

Our annual Good Friday Living Stations of the Cross

Every year the youth (8th grade – high school) of our parish community present their interpretation of the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday with real live actors. This year is no different; we’ll be hosting this devotional prayer on Good Friday starting at 12:00pm noon. There will be prayers, reflections, and meditative music that will hopefully enhance your Triduum experience.

So… if you have the day off from school, come join us! And, although I would never suggest that you should ever miss school, I’ve heard that Good Friday is a valid excuse at public schools as a religious holiday. YMMV.

We’re looking for people to

  • Write their own personal prayer for a station of their choice
  • Write their own personal reflections for a station of their choice
  • Narrators (readers)
  • Actors
    • Jesus
    • Mary, Mother of God
    • Mary Magdalene
    • Simon of Cyrene
    • Caiphas/Pontius Pilate
    • Veronica
    • Roman Sentries
    • Women of Jerusalem
  • Ushers (there is a collection at the end)
  • Powerpoint slideshow (creating the slideshow & running it)

Schedule:

Meet for a rehearsal on Palm Sunday, March 24th, after the 5:30pm mass – 6:45pm – 8:00pm
– Dinner will be served afterwards

Final rehearsal is on Good Friday from 9:00am – 11:00am
 Lunch will be served from 11:00am – 11:45am 

Please be part of our prayer activity and help us keep this tradition alive at Resurrection Parish. If you know of Resurrection School 8th graders or Faith Formation 8th graders who might be interested please share this with them. The community really embraces our depiction of the stations and they remind me how much they are moved every year.

Contact: Jonathan Luu – youth@resparish.org – (408) 490-0575

Posted by: gotjukies | September 5, 2012

Oakland A’s Church Community Day

Love the A’s? Love baseball? Want to attend a game surrounded by your other Christian brothers and sisters?

September 29th, 2012 – 1:05pm

http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/oak/schedule/group_events.jsp?content=church

RSVP: youth@resparish.org or call (408) 490-0575

Posted by: gotjukies | August 16, 2012

Calling all leaders: Be a part of the RYM CORE Team!

Are you interested in mentoring high school and confirmation students?

Do you enjoy working with teens?

Are you looking for a way to support the youth ministry program but aren’t quite sure how to do it?

Do you feel like you don’t have enough training to participate?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you may already be a very strong candidate to serve as a leader in our ministry program! Our 2012-2013 season is only a about a month away from kicking off and we’re looking to interview new candidates for our CORE Planning Team. This CORE team meets once a month and helps plan RYM activities and events together. We provide training resources so that we constantly develop our leaders into even better mentors.

If you are:

  • A junior or senior in high school
  • A parent of a teen
  • A young adult parishioner that enjoys working with teens
  • An adult parishioner who enjoys the youth and doesn’t quite know how to get involved

our ministry may be the perfect opportunity for you to serve your parish while developing your leadership skills AND learning more about your faith. There are a variety of roles that are essential to our ministry. Some require interaction with youth and teens, while many other roles can be done at home in front of a computer or on the telephone or via email.

I encourage you to pray about it, to see if you are being called to our dynamic and challenging ministry. If you feel the slightest calling, please contact our office at (408) 490-0575 or email us at youth@resparish.org to setup a meeting with the program director, Jonathan Luu, to see how best we can help support each other.
Remember: a youth ministry does NOT mean only youth are involved. That would be like saying a homeless shelter only has homeless people involved at the shelter.

I hope to hear from you!

Posted by: gotjukies | August 16, 2012

ON FIRE NorCal Jam 2012 / Overnight Lock-In

UPDATE: Still a few registration slots open. First come, first served. — 9/5/2012

 

What better way to start off the school year than to spend a day with your RYM friends at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom? The annual ON FIRE NorCal Jam takes place this year on September 22nd and includes:

  • Mass with 4,000 youth and diocesan bishops
    from the Dioceses of Sacramento, Stockton, Oakland, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Monterey, Reno, Fresno, and the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Music will be lead by Jacob and Matthew Band and Noelle Garcia.
  • Inspirational talks by speakers Mike Patin, David Bisono, Jackie Francois, Chris Stefanick, & Paul J. Kim.
  • Enjoy an all you can eat lunch
  • Ride till you drop w/ 2 hours exclusive park access after the evening concert featuring Jacob & Matthew, Jackie Francois, and Noelle Garcia!

The fun doesn’t stop when we get back: pack your sleeping bag and pillow as we spend the night together at our overnight lock-in in The LoFT (youth room). There will be team building activities, games, and a chance to get to know your RYM peers. The overnight will end after the 8:30am mass on Sunday morning.

For more information about ON FIRE check out the official site:
http://onfirenorcal.com/

For more information about the itinerary and schedule for the overnight lock-in, and download permission forms:

Forms

Information Sheet (direct link)

Code of Conduct & Permission Form (direct link)

NOTE: The final cost listed on the permission form covers the ON FIRE general admission ticket as well as the overnight lock-in.

Make sure you sign up soon… tickets will be sold out VERY quickly. All forms and payment must be turned in by Monday, August 27th or earlier.

Hope you can join us this year!

Posted by: gotjukies | August 13, 2012

End-of-Summer Beach Bash 2012

Hey there!
Hope your summer has been a good one… ’cause it’s almost over!

Come out and EMBRACE the end of summer at the beach with RYM! Our annual End-of-Summer Beach Bash will be held on Saturday, August 18th, from 12:00pm noon to 7:00pm at Seabright Beach in Santa Cruz. There will be food, games, beautiful weather, and all your favorite RYM peeps.

For more information and to download the forms, head on over to our Forms Page.

PS – We’re still looking for 1-2 more parent drivers so please check with your folks and see if they are willing to help us out.
See you out there this weekend!

Every year the youth (8th grade – high school) of our parish community present their interpretation of the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday with real live actors. This year is no different; we’ll be hosting this devotional prayer on Good Friday starting at 12:00pm noon. There will be prayers, reflections, and meditative music that will hopefully enhance your Triduum experience.

So… if you have the day off from school, come join us! And, although I would never suggest that you should ever miss school, I’ve heard that Good Friday is a valid excuse at public schools as a religious holiday. YMMV.

We’re looking for people to

  • Write their own personal prayer for a station of their choice
  • Write their own personal reflections for a station of their choice
  • Narrators (readers)
  • Actors
    • Jesus
    • Mary, Mother of God
    • Mary Magdalene
    • Simon of Cyrene
    • Caiphas/Pontius Pilate
    • Veronica
    • Roman Sentries
    • Women of Jerusalem
  • Ushers (there is a collection at the end)
  • Powerpoint slideshow (creating the slideshow & running it)

Schedule:

Meet for a rehearsal on Palm Sunday, April 1st, after the 5:30pm mass – 6:45pm – 8:00pm
– Dinner will be served afterwards

Final rehearsal is on Good Friday from 9:00am – 11:00am
 Lunch will be served from 11:00am – 11:45am 

Please be part of our prayer activity and help us keep this tradition alive at Resurrection Parish. If you know of Resurrection School 8th graders or Faith Formation 8th graders who might be interested please share this with them. The community really embraces our depiction of the stations and they remind me how much they are moved every year.

Contact: Jonathan Luu – youth@resparish.org – (408) 490-0575

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