Update from Wade Lovell – September 19, 2023

GS youth group parents,

On Sunday, Oct 1 we are all going to the Good Shepherd 10:30 AM Mass.  Then we’ll get on a bus (or vans if we don’t have enough kids) and drive to Ferdinand.  If we have at least 4 adult chaperones we can give the kids the choice to get their own lunch from McDonald’s or across the street at Arby’s.  Then we’ll go to the Monte Cassino Shrine outside St. Meinrad.  It is a small chapel on top of a wooded hill about a mile away from the Archabbey.  There we will join about 100 to 200 other pilgrims for a rosary pilgrimage.  This includes a monk giving a 10-15 minute talk and then all of us walking around a grass field while praying the rosary.  This is all happening outdoors, the chapel is to tiny to fit us all.  I’ll probably tell the kids about the history of the shrine as well.  Then we’ll drive over to the Archabbey, which has a Benedictine monastery, large church, and several buildings that contain a seminary.  At the Archabbey we’ll eat some snacks and then split into groups and I’ll give the kids pictures of things around the grounds of the Archabbey and challenge them to find those things before the other groups.  This will also be done all outdoors.  Around 4 pm we’ll load up to head back to Good Shepherd and hopefully be there by 5 pm (there aren’t really any good eating options on the way back so we won’t have supper).  The point of the trip is to build community and experience some of the many ways that we can live out our relationship with Jesus.
Let me know if you have any questions.  If your child is interested and/or you are interested in chaperoning, please fill out the Google form by Monday, Sept 25.  And make sure to turn in your money to Mrs. Fulton by that day as well.

Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,

Wade Lovell

Register by completing the attached PDF Google form:  2023 St. Meinrad trip

Update from Wade Lovell – August 28, 2023

Jr. High Youth Group:

Sunday, Sept 10, 2023:  Meet in the gym for volleyball, 9 square in the air, and pizza.

      8th graders will meet from 5:00 – 6:10 pm.

      6th and 7th graders will meet from 5:50 – 7:00 pm.

If you have a sibling in a different group, you are welcome to stay the entire 2 hours with them.

Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,

Wade Lovell

Update from Wade Lovell – August 11, 2023

Jr. High Youth Group
Come kick off the new semester with some kickball and pizza. Sunday, Aug 20 from 6-7 pm. Gather next to “bigfoot” (or in the gym if it is raining). Everyone in grades 6, 7, and 8 (from any school) is invited.
Fall semester possible youth group event dates (subject to change)
Aug 20
Sept 10
Oct 1 (possible Monte Cassino pilgrimage)
Nov 12
Dec 3
Wade Lovell

February, 2023 – Youth & Young Adult Newsletter

February 2023

Indiana State March for Life
120 high school youth & adult chaperones went to Indianapolis for the Indiana State March for Life on January 23. We attended Mass at St. John the Evangelist, had a quick lunch at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and marched through downtown Indianapolis with well over 1,000 of our pro-life friends. Thank you to Bishop Siegel, Fr. Jason Gries, Fr. Garrett Braun, and Dcn. Dan Niemeier for making the trip with us!

Indiana State March photos by Megan Erbacher, Assistant Director of Communications & Assistant Editor of The Message

Bishop Siegel gives a blessing before the march begins.
Over 1,100 attended the Mass for Life at St John the Evangelist Church.
Rally at the Indiana Statehouse.
High school students from the Diocese of Evansville march through downtown Indianapolis.
National March for Life in Washington DC
Not only did we have strong representation in Indianapolis at the state march, but several groups of youth and adults around the Diocese made the trek to Washington DC for the national march. Thank you to the Right to Life of Southwest Indiana for leading the trip!
Saint Maria Goretti Youth Group, Gibson Co.
Youth & adults from Christ the King in Ferdinand.
Evansville Theology on Tap
Jasper Theology on Tap
Join us for our next young adult trivia night on Thursday, February 2 at St. John’s in Newburgh! See picture below from our January event at Holy Redeemer.
Click HERE if you’d like to learn about more opportunities for young adults in our Diocese.
2023 Saint Maria Goretti Youth Distinction
(c) 2021 Adelaine Nohara, Eyes of the Heart Studio

This event will take place at St. Benedict’s Cathedral on Sunday, March 12 at 2:00pm CST. Registration is open until Friday, February 17. More details along with the online application can be found HERE.

Source & Summit 2023
Reitz Memorial High School
March 17-19
“Through Him and With Him and In Him”
Source & Summit Information
Alive in the Spirit (formerly Confirmation Spectatular) is set for Saturday, February 11 at St. Joseph’s in Jasper.

For more information on the Alive in the Spirit, click HERE.

Open to incoming 9th grade and outgoing 12th grade students. Young adult staff and adult group leaders needed.
Group leader registration is now open!
Questions about Mission Evansville? Email Sherie Cooley at scooley@evdio.org
Teen’s Encounter Christ #112
St. Mary’s in Ireland, IN
Sat, Feb 18 – Mon, Feb 20, 2023
SWITECMen’s Cursillo #97 Feb 23 – 26
Women’s Cursillo #100 March 23 – 26
Sarto Retreat House, Evansville, IN
Diocese of Evansville Cursillo
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Jeremy Goebel
Diocesan Director
Youth & Young Adult Ministry