Dear Youth, Parents, and Parishioners,
Peace be with you! Not as the world gives, but as the Living God gives you and your families – peace. Due to the current health threat of COVID-19, all Youth Ministry (Middle and High School), Religious Education and Parish Gatherings will be cancelled at least until June 1st. I and the parish staff will give further updates on our ongoing and upcoming events in the weeks ahead. You may reach me directly at dustin@SLTKchurch.org in case of a pastoral emergency or for continued guidance and counsel. We will still be holding Youth Group and Small Groups virtually and via teleconference. If you wish to be on our growing email and phone list, please email me at asap. Let us pray to the Lord, Jesus Christ, and imitate Him by loving one another through this time of crisis. He is changing us together. He has not just called one of us, but all of us, as a people into His Life. You are in our family’s prayer daily.
in Christ the Youth,
P.S. For further resources and the church’s response during the Pandemic please download myParish App (text 88202) or visit our Diocesan Website. Our church is open 9am to 7pm daily for private prayer.
Ongoing and Upcoming Events
* NEW * YOUTH GROUP & BIBLE STUDY
Who: 9th-12th grade • When: Wednesdays, 7-9:00 PM • Where: ZOOM
All high schoolers are welcome to join us for our weekly Bible Study. There will be food, fellowship, & recreation. Take a break from the usual and be a part of our Scripture Study and Social Outings!
LUNCH WITH THE SAINTS
Who: 9-12 grade • When: 4th Sunday of month, 12:15-2:00 PM • Where: TBA
Join us for our monthly lunch for all high school teens and those seeking confirmation. There will be food, fellowship, and a dynamic way to end your month in Christ.
*After lunch may include: hikes, community service, study sessions, field trips, random acts of kindness, family friendly outings, and more
* NEW * SMALL GROUP DISCIPLESHIP
Who: 9-12 grade • When: TBA • Where: TBA
High school teens are invited and welcomed into a small group amidst the week’s activities, mentored by one of our volunteers and hosted by one of our host families. Inquiries are welcome for teens who wish to join a small group.
+ Confirmation Retreat – NET April 8th – CANCELLED
*Sunday, April 26th, 3:30 PM, at St. Peter Cathedral (Confirmation Mass)
***In addition to meeting on the above dates, each Confirmand seeking the Sacrament should schedule an interview with me. I am available to meet at our weekly Youth Group and Bible Study on Wednesday Evenings from 7-9:30 PM or after the 11:15 Mass on Sundays.
ACADEMY & SCHOOL MINISTRY
The Director of Youth Ministry will guest teach theology in our elementary and middle school classes at FMCA. He is available as a parish resource to the teachers, staff and students and is able to assist on the playgrounds, off-site fieldtrips, and retreats with both the elementary & middle school youth where needed.
Once or twice a week, during lunch, he will visit the local public high schools and family homes where our parish youth attend school. In addition, he will be at or coach the after school sports and extra curricular activaties the youth are involved in.
For further information, or to SIGN-UP please contact: email@example.com – 920.615.1492
FORMS, CALENDARS, & RESOURCES:
Dustin’s in office hours
Tue 3-8 • Wed 9:30-1 ; • Th 11-4 • Fri by appointment • Sun 10-2
For more information, to sign-up or register, please contact Dustin at firstname.lastname@example.org – 906.249.1438
More about Dustin and his family…
Dustin Katona and Lanni Lantto, both born and raised in Marquette County, have been called to help form intentional communities of prayer, hospitality and active stewardship for God’s creation. With over a decade of experience serving as a parish youth minister, Dustin has led mission trips, wilderness ventures, spiritual directed retreats, and given numerous talks on being Disciples of Christ. Dustin is also an independent filmmaker and public speaker under the alias “B. Watchman” and holds a B.A. in Religious Studies, and M.A. in Divinity / Catholic Studies. Lanni, has traveled the world empowering women through the arts. She has spoken publicly on the importance of non-consumption and how to creatively re-use what we already own. Lanni earned a B.A. in Women’s Studies, holds a LLM in International Law, and taught Women’s Studies at Ithaca and Wells College respectfully. The family comes to us from the Adirondack Mountains of New York where they directed a retreat house and began to raise their son.