July 1st and our newsletter is here on-time once again. It is just before midnight, so we barely made it.
July offers us the opportunity to think of the days of relaxation ahead and how Jesus fits in with those days. Summer is also filled with many Solemnities, Feasts, and Commemorations of particular importance. Read all about them. We consider our response to a neighborhood tragedy and pray for our youth and graduates. We invite you to remain in the Lord this summer, right here in Schenectady, and wherever you travel. You may view and download a copy right here — July/August 2014 Newsletter.
Make February 2014 – the month of love – a month to win in more ways than one!
The Outrageous Valentine’s Raffle
2014, will be a big year for the youth of our Church and our parish. This summer we will once again be sending our young people to the annual KURS summer encampment and to CONVO 2014 at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio from July 21st through 25th. The 2014 CONVO theme is “In the beginning….”
We need your support to give our young people a great beginning in 2014. To start them off right we are holding a month long Outrageous Valentine’s Raffle this coming February to support our youth. Each raffle ticket gives the purchaser a chance to win up to $1,180. The Outrageous Valentine’s Raffle will include drawings for $40 daily prizes and a $100 daily prize on Valentine’s Day. The raffle is drawn each day of the month, giving the ticket holder 28 chances to win! Winners are returned to the raffle bucket, making them eligible to win again and again. Your support will help cover our young people’s summer expenses with the ultimate goal of paying their way completely.
Tickets cost only $10 each. Feel free to contact Deacon Jim at 518-372-1992, Stephanie Dominy at 518-369-1346, or any parish member to purchase a ticket.
We thank you for your support of Youth Ministry and the School of Christian Living at Holy Name of Jesus parish in Schenectady and wish you good luck!
The Buffalo-Pittsburgh Diocese of the PNCC will be hosting Convo 2012: Confirmed to Walk on Water from July 23rd-27th, 2012 at Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY. As we hit the one year count-down to Convo 2012, keep all of the youth of the PNCC in your collective prayers.
Monday – Friday – CONVO 2010 at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.
Youth from all over our Church will be assembling this week to study, pray, worship, have fun, fellowship, probably eat and sleep (although past experiences put these two in question). Please keep all of our youth and the 190 others who will be uplifted, loved, and taught during this week.
Thanks also to all of you who had either donated money for snacks, made snacks, provided for snacks for all the participants. And, again, for, lo, these many months, thank you for your sacrifice in allowing our youth to attend this great event. God bless you all!
CONVO 2010 is nearing; 5 days on the theme Governed by God: 10 Commandments and the 2 Commandments of Love for the youth of the PNCC ages 12 to 21. Applications are available from Fr. Stan if you have not gotten yours yet, through the CONVO site, or here [pdf]. The CONVO Facebook Page has tons of additional info.
CONVO 2010 will be held July 26-30, 2010 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ, one mile from the beaches along the Atlantic shore and one hour from NYC and Philadelphia. There will be a trip to Liberty and Ellis Island as well as a beach bonfire.
Cost will be $285. All payments must be postmarked no later than June 1st. After June 1st, a $25 late fee will be required to be paid in addition to the initial $285. All late payments must be in by June 25th. Our Parish has taken up a soup pot collection to assist financially with the cost of attendance.