Posted by: gotjukies | March 12, 2012

A special message to the 8th graders (and youth) of Resurrection School-Parish Community

This was an email I sent out to all the 8th Grade Confirmation Candidates and their families regarding our Youth & Young Adult Masses:

Hello everyone,

As many of you may already be aware of, our parish community celebrates a Youth & Young Adult Mass on the first Sunday of every month at the 5:30pm evening mass. The mass is for the youth and young adults of our parish, and by the youth and young adults of our parish. The liturgy is specifically geared toward high school students and young adults (18-39) with music selections, homily topics, and reflection skits that are relatable to young people in these age groups. Of course, the mass celebration is an opportunity for all to come and worship, so whether you feel young at heart or not, all families are welcome.

The Celebration of the Eucharist is the ‘source and summit’ of what it means to be Catholic. Therefore, I often encourage people of all ages to actively participate at mass. The 5:30pm mass is no exception, and I hope that you’ll seize this opportunity to have your son or daughter (and really the whole family) become liturgical ministers for “their” mass. No experience is necessary, all training will be provided, and since the Youth & Young Adult Mass is only once a month, it is a great opportunity to serve without committing to a long term schedule. The added bonus is that they will be serving in an environment where they will be surrounded by their Catholic peers reminding them that this is indeed their church, right here, right now.

In an informal show of hands last Monday, I saw that some students were interested in possibly serving or just learning more about what opportunities are available. There are many to choose from: Hospitality (Greeters & Ushers), Gift Bearers, Singers, Musicians, Tech Ministry, et al. Please double check with your son or daughter tonight to see if they are still interested. Simply reply to this email, or give me a call at the number listed below for more information or to sign up.

I recognize many of your faces already at the 5:30pm mass and I’d like to personally thank you for worshipping with the young people of our parish community. Please stop on by the music platform after mass and say HI; it’s always nice to see familiar faces. And again, thank you for realizing that although our young people are the future of our parish community, that future begins right now.

In Christ,

Jonathan Luu

Youth & Young Adult Coordinator

Youth Band & Choir Director

Church of the Resurrection

Jonathan@resparish.org

(408) 245-5554 x25

(408) 490-0575

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