ST MICHAEL’S JUNIOR CHILDREN’S CHOIR
ST MICHAEL’S JUNIOR CHILDREN’S CHOIR:
SMY@L YOUTH GROUP
Operation Shoebox 2018 Report!
We have had a fantastic year at SMY@L! Congratulations to all of the youth involved in our Social Justice activities for 2018. We have donated food to Vinnies, made up 80 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and donated a huge pile of toys for the Toyrun, which is distributed locally by Vinnies. We are excited to say that some of our shoeboxes have made their way to the Philippines this year! Thank you to all Parishioners and families that help us out along the way, your contributions and support has been amazing! Thanks to the locals that have supported us also, including, Jump n Climb, Momo, Croquet club, Pax Hill tennis club, Gavin (disco) and Lavalla college. Many thanks to Fr Francis and staff and our great team of Youth Leaders. We wish everyone many blessings for Christmas and look forward to an exciting 2019 when we celebrate 20 years of St.Michael’s Youth group!
SMY@L – St.Michael’s Youth Group
Operation Shoebox 2018!!
The operation had a great kick-off on Friday 7th September. It was a great night with fun and laughter. Watch this space for more information!
Who we are - St.Michael’s Youth group has been run in the Parish since 2000. It is the longest running Parish group just for youth. It is a great way for young people to be involved in the Parish community. It is for all young people from Year 5, 6 & lower secondary levels (from any school). The group is called SMY@L – St.Michael’s Youth at Latitude 38-11-41. We meet at St.Michael’s Mackillop Hall a few times during school terms on a Friday night and run a variety of activities and events. We provide a safe and friendly environment where young people can get together with friends and make new ones, we are an inclusive group where everyone is welcome! Young people can begin to feel a sense of belonging when they regularly attend youth group and get to know other people in a setting other than school. It is also great in maintaining friendships across a variety of local schools. Our motto is fun, faith, friends!
Current youth program details are located in the Church foyers.
For any queries please call Louise Varsaci on 0414540296 or parents/carers can join our facebook group for regular updates; SMY@L - St.Michael's Youth at Latitude38-11-41
Our Youth Leadership team:
Messy and Gross games night fun!!
Senior Youth Council
The Youth Council meets regularly with Fr Francis and Jen Hanratty to discuss many thing such as : youth events, bible readings, praying, positive attitudes, leadership etc.
We would like to introduce each member so you can get to know them better. They each bring a different gift to the group and we are thrilled to have them on board.
Ella - is 15 and in Y9 at Gippsland Grammar in Sale. Her desire to grow our Youth ministry at St Michael’s is amazing and her confidence and leadership qualities are outstanding.
Tanya - is 14 and in year 9 at Chairo Christian College in Drouin. She displays a deep faith and reverence in all she does and is extremely reliable and willing to do all she can.
Jim - is14 and in year 8 at Lavalla Catholic College and shows fantastic confidence and leadership qualities. He also has amazing courage to stand up for what he believes.
Sarah - is 15 and in Year 9 at Lavalla Catholic College. Her kindness and calm nature is a great addition to our team and her patience with the younger children is exceptional.
Josh - is 13 and in Y8 at Gippsland Grammar.Josh has amazing musical talent and does a brilliant job in organising and leading the music in the youth ministry activities.
We would love to hear from any Secondary school students.
At St Michael’s Catholic Church we have a thriving Youth Ministry that caters for many different age groups. Our focus is providing a safe and fun environment for our young ones as they grow in Gods love and continue on their faith journey.
For any further information please contact our Youth Office on 5174 7703 or contact our Youth Co-ordinater Jenifer Hanratty on 0437 49 23 49.
The PPC recently ran an Art Competition to celebrate the Year of Youth, the competition was open to Yr5 & 6 students. You may have noticed the entries on the back wall of the Church and also on the parish website.
And. . . the winners are . . .
1st Prize: Brooke Sexton, St Michael’s PS
2nd Prize: Darcy Ruri, St Michael’s PS
3rd Prize: Sienna Hill, St Gabriel’s’ PS.
Thank you to all the participants!
Brooke Sexton - St. Michael's PS Darcy Ruri - St. Michael's PS Sienna Hill - St Gabriel's PS
Youth Mass – Prep – Year 12
Each month we have a Youth Mass to celebrate the gifts and talents our young people have. Children are invited to take part in the running of the Mass ie: Reading, Money Collecting, Altar Serving, Offertory, welcoming ect. The Youth Mass helps the children understand the Mass on a deeper level and take ownership of their church and their faith.
Secondary School Youth Group
All secondary school Youth invited to attend a fun night of food, fellowship and socialising. This is a safe environment for teens to be able to express their faith and explore what it mean to be a Catholic whilst having a enjoyable time with their peers.
This group meet each term in the MacKillop Hall next to the church. For more information contact Jen Hanratty – 5174 2060