High School Youth Ministry (LinC)


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St. Rita High School Youth Ministry
May News 
for high school students and those who love them 
May, 2014
You're Invited
Bible Study
Breakfast LinC
Share your gifts!
Senior Send-Off/ Freshman Welcome
Car Wash
Summer Volunteers
Graduating Seniors
High School
 Bible Study 
Meets every Tuesday 7:00-8:30 in The SPACE.  
This coming week, we will be looking at ANGELS in the Bible. 
For the remainder of the month and into the summer, we we cover a variety of  topics of interest. 
 Come as your schedule allows, and feel free to bring a friend


Breakfast LinC

Thank You to The Breakfast LinC team for finding awesome videos (!) and taking the time to provide for the discussions and prayer throughout this past school year. 
We will breakfast for the summer and begin meeting again next September. 
If you are interested in being part of the Breakfast LinC service team next year, please contact 
Catholic Heart Workcamp
St.Louis, MO 
July 13-19, 2014
St.Pat's Dinner
We appreciate the support!!! Thanks for everyone that came to the dinner, helped at with the dine, and shared in the fun with us.
Spring Retreat!
Thank you Spring Retreat Team!!! You all did an incredible job.  You guys really cam through.  The weekend was legendary!!
Share your gifts!!
" You get more out of going to Mass when you're involved as a server or something."
 This is what a group of  teens involved in the
altar server, lector, and music ministries
were saying when we got together recently.  
    If you have ever thought about joining one of these ministries, please contact me and I can point you in the right direction.
And thank you to all of you who currently serve as servers, lectors, cantors, instrumentalists, and ushers.  

Congratulation graduating 8th graders and parents, 


We have been celebrating a lot of "last times" in recent weeks, and have a bunch more coming.  I would like to welcome you to where you are going from here.  There are so many awesome opportunities available for you at our parish as you move into high school. These can help keep you in contact with the people you have grown up with and help you make new reltionships to carry you through high school (and beyond).  These can also help you grow in understanding your purpose and help make your faith your own. 


All you need to do is take advantage of them.  Please do! You will be happy you did!


Start by joining us on Sunday, May 18 at Solon Park. Hope to see you there. 

Joanie Bova
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Senior Send-Off/ Freshman Welcome

Sunday, May 18

5:00-8:00 pm

Solon Park Pavilion


 Join us our annual picnic to say farewell to the seniors and welcome in the graduating 8th graders who will be involved as freshmen this coming year. 


We'll provide the hamburgers and hotdogs and are asking everyone to fill in with the rest:

Seniors: It's your day!!

Juniors: Drinks

Sophomore: Desserts

Freshmen: Fruit and Salads 


Come ready to play some volleyball, ladder ball, etc. 


This will also serve as the final meeting for the students traveling to St. Louis for the CHWC service trip.  This will be your opportunity to ask any last minute questions you might have about packing or what to expect on the trip and to meet everyone going on the trip.  


Please RSVP by e-mailing Corey Lesko and let us know what you will bring so we can plan properly. 


car wash
CHWC Car wash 
May 4 8:00am-2:00pm
at Nahra Shell (33200 Aurora Rd.)
We will be washing cars to raise money for the mission trip to St. Louis this summer .  Please stop by to help wash and/or bring a dirty car.  
For the hands that have loved us
helping hands
Sunday  May 18
Following 10:30 Mass 
We are used to the Held family reaching out and helping with just about everything we can think of  at St. Rita.  Now, as Rob faces some health issues, they could use some help around their house.
Please meet us at the Helds' home to help get the yard cleaned up and ready for summer. Bring a rake, work gloves, a tarp, yard bags, small shovel, etc. if you have them.  
Please e-mail Robbie McManaman  if you have questions or would like to help.  He can give you directions to the Held's home.



June 29-July 2, 2014  
at St. Rita
Join us for this 3-day community service retreat.  We will serve at a variety of agencies around Cleveland during the day, and come back  to St. Rita at the end of the day for dinner and evening activities.   
Please mark your calendar and look at the registration flier for more details. 
Summer Volunteers
SLAM Camp: June 16-20  
Volunteer counselors are needed for this camp for 5th-6th  graders.  Counselors will be in charge of a group of campers. There are many activities planned and most take place outdoors.  Please apply no later than May 21
Every 3rd Saturday of the month a group of parishioners go to the center to prepare and serve a hot meal.  Please click on the link above if you are interested in helping.
Family Promise: July 13-20  
Homeless families from the program will be staying at the parish office during this week.  Help is needed with bringing in and taking out the beds as well as entertaining the children of our guest families. Click the link above for details and contact information.
Vacation Bible School: June 9-13
Volunteers : Thanks to everyone that volunteered.  Applications were due May 2.
Graduating Seniors:  Save the date! 
Sunday, June 8  
10:30 Mass of Thanksgiving

and Reception 

for Graduates and Families



All graduation seniors will be receiving an invitation in the mail in the next couple weeks. 
Let's give thanks for our gifts and celebrate our accomplishments.  Hope many of you will be able to come share the morning if friends you have seen a lot of during the last four years and reconnecting with some that you haven't seen for a while.  



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