S.A.Y. (St. Aloysius Youth)

S.A.Y. (St. Aloysius Youth) is our high school youth group that gathers weekly, typically following the Religious Education program calendar, on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. in Clare Hall. All youth in grades 9-12 from both public and parochial schools in Bowling Green, Eastwood, Elmwood, Otsego and other surrounding area schools are welcome to join us for activities. Those activities include spiritual nights, lesson nights, service nights and the ever-popular game nights. In addition to our weekly gatherings, we have offered a winter ski trip, spring barbeque and small study groups.

Throughout the year, we encourage spiritual growth opportunities sponsored by the Diocese of Toledo, Foundation for Life, and the Catholic Youth Organization.  Some of these include Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Retreat, Youth Elect Service (YES) Project, XLT: music and praise nights, and the annual Steubenville Youth Conference.  More information about the current opportunities for our high school students in these outside activities is found here.

Additionally, youth in our parish are encouraged to get involved in parish life. Youth Called to Service (YCtS) is an open invitation to serve our parish in a multitude of ways including participation in The Holy Mass.  More information about YCtS will be available soon on its own page.

S.A.Y.  would not be possible without the support of adult volunteers. We are looking for adult team members to support us in our efforts and in this vital ministry.

For more information or to volunteer, contact:
Heather Sekerak
Youth Coordinator
419-352-4195 (parish office)
youthministry@stalbg.org

If you are middle school student, check out the F.I.A.T. (Faith In Action Team) page for students in grades 5-8.



S.A.Y. NEWS & NOTES

High School Discernment Groups
How do you hear God calling you in your life? What do you want to do for a career, vocation? Maybe you have asked yourself these questions, among others. St. Rose in Perrysburg and the Diocese of Toledo are offering a Young Women’s Discernment Group and a Young Men’s Discernment Group. Join Fr. David Kidd at St. Rose once a month for this valuable opportunity to reflect on these questions and more with fellow high school students.

The Young Women’s Group starts on Wednesday, August 29 from 5-7 p.m. (4th Wednesday thereafter) and the Young Men’s Group starts on Wednesday, September 12 from 5-7 p.m. (2nd Wednesday thereafter), both include a pizza supper.

Questions or interested in coming, contact Fr. Kidd at St. Rose Parish Office or e-mail him at kidd@saintroseonline.org. Praise God for such an opportunity for our high school students!

Want to be a trained Lector or  Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (age 16 and above)?
Let us know so we can set up  a training for you and a friend. We value your willingness to serve!

DO YOU HAVE THE GIFT OF TIME?
If so, we could really utilize your help. We are in need of additional volunteers this fall to continue the dynamic programming at St. Aloysius. The Youth Program needs:

S.A.Y. Team Members
availability on Wednesday evenings 5:30-8:30 during the school year

Kitchen Angel(s)
various F.I.A.T. and S.A.Y. events

Marketing & Publicity
various F.I.A.T. and S.A.Y. events

Parent/Adult Chaperones
various F.I.A.T. and S.A.Y. events

Carpool Drivers
various S.A.Y. events

Diocese required Virtus Training MUST be completed for involvement in youth program.

Other opportunities open to youth in the Toledo Diocese: click here

CALENDAR

Wednesday Aug. 8
S.A.Y. Gathering
6-8 p.m. • Clare Hall

Sunday Aug. 12
Steubenville Reunion
6 p.m. Mass • St. Joe Maumee

Thursday Aug. 16
Committee on Youth 
7 p.m. • Room 103 in the school

Wednesday Sept. 5
S.A.Y. Welcome Back
6-8 p.m. • Clare Hall

Youth Group Activities

Students preparing for youth-led Stations of the Cross.

Fr. Mitch Pacwa visits Bowling Green.

Posing with the “Pope” at the 2017 Steubenville Youth Conference.

Musicians warming up before youth-led Stations of the Cross.

Students enjoy the Pond Party.

Fr. Mark celebrates Mass outdoors with the youth during the Pond Party.