6 July 2022

The Katharine Konnection

Upcoming Youth Activities

Hello SKD family,

Summer has just gotten underway, and our youth ministry programs have so much going on this summer.

Just last week we had our middle school VBS. Middle school VBS started as a program to help 6th graders transition from being participants to leaders. They would meet starting the Sunday before our regular VBS started and would meet Monday – Thursday after the morning VBS to get a lesson on the next days theme and leadership training at their level. We opened it up to other middle school grades and this year we continued with that and had teens who came just to the middle school portion. 15 of our middle schoolers plus 3 high school students (who came as peer ministers to help with each day) plus 4 of our college aged young adults helped make the week a success. It was a great start to our summer programing! It was a tiring week, but a fun one and we hope to have even more middle school students join us next year for our middle school VBS!

We have several events coming up in youth ministry. Feel free to reach out to me if you have question about any of them, or if you do not have any young people in your household, please keep our youth in your prayers.

Young Adults

Coming up on Monday July 11th we are planning a tubing trip for our college aged young adults (18-25). If you would like more information about this trip, please let me know.

There is a regional group of young adults that meets on a regular basis. This is a group for 18–35-year-olds. They have an active Facebook group which you can check out here https://www.facebook.com/CatholicFellowshipFrederick and their next event is July 16th.

7/16 at 8:30: Sugarloaf Mountain Hike

The Archdiocesan Vocations Office is hosting a Young Adults Hike & Mass on Sugarloaf Mountain in July. Go ahead and bring a bagged lunch, as we’ll be picnicking outdoors. For those living toward Baltimore, if you’d like to carpool, there will be a group meeting at The Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City at 7:30 am. To RSVP, please email Fr. Matt Himes at vocations@archbalt.org.

High School

Our annual two-day service camp of iServe is coming up at the end of the month. This year we will be hosted by St Mary’s in Hagerstown and serve several non- profits in Hagerstown. To register you can go here. Registrations are due July 11th. We already have several high school teens from our parish registered to go.

August 6th St Ann’s in Hagerstown will be hosting a regional Lock out. All High Schooler are invited to attend the Summer Madness Lock-Out .  Anyone is welcome!  The night begins at 4:45 pm with Mass at St Ann and finishes at 9:30 am at the St. Mary’s Fatima Hall.  There will be stops at Skyzone, 7-10 Bowling, bonfire, swimming and more.  Cost is $50—Space is limited so sign up today! Register here

For more information about our high school programs, register your family to get updates here

Middle School

Our annual middle school day is coming up on August 20th. Registrations will go out soon but save the date! This is a fun afternoon held at Antietam Rec. that will end with mass. While the event is for middle schoolers only, the mass will be open to the whole family!

For updates on our middle school programs, register here

Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.

God bless

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Ana Maria Alvarado

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