*See current activities after schedule*
Schedule of events for 2007-2008
OPENING OF SCHOOL LITURGY - August 23, 2007
Holy Family system-wide mass, 10:00am at St. Jude Church.
SONSHINE RETREAT - September 22-23, 2007
A 2-day, 1-night spiritual growth opportunity for our 8th grade students at Camp Wapsie; the retreat focuses on the theme "Friendship with Jesus Is the Sonshine of Life" and promotes faith-sharing, prayer, Christian community, and a personal relationship with Jesus.
5TH GRADE RENEWAL DAY - October 2, 2007
A day long spiritual growth opportunity for our 5th grade students at Squaw Creek Park; the renewal focuses on the theme "You Are Special" and promotes faith- sharing, prayer, and Christian community and assists in the transition to middle school.
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH RALLY - October 13, 2007
A 6-hour gathering for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from the metro area at Regis Middle School; the rally includes a nationally-known keynote presenter, a Eucharistic liturgy, and a variety of community-building activities.
S.P.L.U.R.G.E. - October 10-12, 2007
A 3-day, 2-night outdoor education program for our 6th grade students at Camp Wapsie; the students learn outdoor skills, grow in understanding and appreciation of God's Creation, and develop a stronger sense of community.
THANKSGIVING LITURGY - November 15, 2007
A Holy Family system-wide mass, 10:00 am at St. Jude Church.
RECONCILIATION SERVICE - November 29, 20067
A morning celebration for our 7th and 8th graders at St. Jude Church which provides an opportunity to receive the sacrament of Penance.
RECONCILIATION SERVICE -January 24, 2008
A morning celebraton for our 5th and 6th graders at St. Jude Church which provides an opportunity to recieve the sacrament of Penance.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS' WEEK LITURGIES - Jan 30, 2008 and February 1, 2008
Two special celebrations of the Word and the Eucharist for our school community...the first is for our 6th-8th graders in collaboration with all the Metro Catholic Schools at Xavier High School on Wednesday; the second is for our 5th- 8th graders in collaboration with the Holy Family system at St. Jude Church on Friday.
LENTEN PRAYER SERVICE - March 20, 2008
A Holy Family system-wide prayer experience, 10:00 am at St. Jude Church.
DISCOVERY RETREAT - April 12 - 13, 2008
A 2-day, 1-night spiritual growth opportunity for our 7th grade students in collaboration with St. Pius X and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishes at Camp Wapsie; the retreat focuses on the theme "Gotta Find My Place In This World" and promotes faith-sharing, prayer, Christian community, and a deeper sense of self-worth.
6TH GRADE SERVICE LEARNING - April 18, 2008
A morning gathering of our 6th grade students in collaboration with the other Metro Catholic school 6th graders at Mount Mercy College to share prayer and report on the special service learning projects performed by each school throughout the year to protect, preserve, and care for the environment.
7TH GRADE SERVICE LEARNING - April 25, 2008
An afternoon gathering of our 7th grade students from the Metro Catholic schools at Mount Mercy College to celebrate their service learning project with a liturgy. The students will also do neighborhood clean-up on October 26 and participate in a Bowl-A-Thon at Westdale Bowl on March 11 (to raise funds for the Catherine McAuley Center).
5TH GRADE SERVICE LEARNING - April 25, 2008
The 5th grade students will listen to an Aid to Women speaker in September, followed by individual class visits to the agency in November. On Friday, April 25, the 5th graders will participate in a morning walkathon with other Metro Catholic 5th graders at Xavier High School.
RAYS OF HOPE SERVICE OUTREACH - April 25 - 27, 2008 - A 3-day, 2 night spiritual growth and service learning opportunity for our 8th grade students in Omaha, Nebraska; the service outreach includes a variety of volunteer service to the elderly, poor, and homeless as well as a visit to Boys' and Girls' Town, and promotes service learning, prayer, Christian community, and a greater understanding and experience of multi-cultures and social justice.
8TH GRADE SERVICE LEARNING - May 2, 2008
A morning gathering of our 8th grade students in collaboration with the other Metro Catholic school 8th graders at Mount Mercy College to celebrate a Eucharistic liturgy and present to Birthright the baby quilts students made as their service learning project. 8th graders will also participate in a walkathon held on October 26 at Franklin Field to raise money.
8TH GRADE RENEWAL DAY - May 27, 2008
A day-long spiritual growth opportunity for 8th grade students at Pinicon Ridge Park; the renewal focuses on the theme "We Are Called" and promotes faith-sharing, prayer, and Christian community, encourages the sharing of middle school memories, and assists in the transition to high school.
GRADUATION CELEBRATION - May 28, 2008
An evening gathering to honor the 8th grade students at St. Jude Church; the celebration includes a prayer service, a recognition ceremony, and a reception for the graduates and their special guests.
CLOSING OF SCHOOL LITURGY - May 29, 2008
A Holy Family system-wide liturgy, 9:15 am at St. Jude Church.
**NOTE: For our weekly luturgy and prayer schedule please consult your monthly school calendar.
In the Peace of Christ,
Mr. Gardner, Campus Minister
CAMPUS MINISTRY NEWS
As Christians we believe that Christ dwells in each of us, so we must live our lives as a testimony to Gods amazing goodness
and joy and love. The light of Christ must shine through us&reflecting Him in our words and actions, our prayers, our very
presence. In light of this core belief, our spiritual theme for this school year is&..
LIGHTING THE WAY
You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its flavor, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything,
but is thrown out and trampled under foot. You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one
after lighting a lamp puts it under a bushel basket but on the lamp stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same
way let your light shine before others so that they may see your good works and give glory to you Father in heaven.
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH RALLY
Saturday, October 13 is the date of the 11th annual Middle
School Youth Rally-SUPERGOD sponsored by the Cedar Rapids
Area Youth Ministers (C.R.A.Y.M.). The rally will be held at Regis
Middle School and will feature Christian performers
Oddwalk, who have performed around the U.S. The event will
also include icebreaker games, supper, mass, and a dance. All
6th, 7th, and 8th graders from LaSalle received registration
forms this week, but extra registration forms will also be available
from the Campus Ministry board in the commons at LaSalle.
The cost is only $20.00/person (there is only advance registration-
NO WALK INS!) and the registration deadline is Friday,
Make sure your student doesnt miss out on this fun, positive,
spiritually uplifting experience... send the registration form and
the fee (make checks payable to Archdiocesan Deposit and
Loan) to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Youth Ministry (see detailed
information on registration form) as soon as possible!
PARENTS ARE NEEDED TO SERVE AS CHAPERONS, SO IF
YOU ARE ABLE TO ASSIST US PLEASE INDICATE SO ON
THE REGISTRATION FORM AND CALL MR. G. AT 396-
7792 TO VOLUNTEER.