11 April 2024

The Katharine Konnection

Youth Summer Events

Hello SKD Family
I am so excited to announce that we have another fun, faith filled summer of activities in YM! In addition to continuing our bi- monthly youth ministry fellowship meetings we have many fun events. If you don’t have teens, don’t worry, there are always way you can help!
To get more information about the bi-monthly meeting and other events make sure to sign up for our email lists.
Middle School SIGN UP HERE
High School SIGN UP HERE
Here is a list of events, with either a sign-up form or a save the date

June 23 -27: Middle School VBS

Details: This is a weeklong half day experience for middle school students. They start one day before the elementary VBS giving those students volunteering with the little kids a sneak peek at what to expect the next day. We also do leadership training and faith based fun activities following the VBS theme. Students entering 6th grade helping with the elementary students MUST participate in middle school VBS as it provides training in the transition from elementary participant to middle school leader.

Sign up: Coming next week!!

July 7-13: High School and College Age Young Adults Appalachia Mission Trip

Details: Saint Katharine Drexel Parish will join St Peter’s Parish (Libertytown) on their tradition and travel to Preston County WV. There they will volunteer with their Summer Home Repair Program. A team of teens, young adults, and adult chaperones head to WV to serve families in the Appalachian region by completing home improvement projects. Our Appalachia Mission Trip is mentally, physically, and spiritually challenging, though an extremely rewarding experience for all those who participate.  This is an overnight opportunity.

 Appalachia Mission SIGN UP HERE

July 25-26: iServe (High School)

Details: iServe is a two-day service immersion experience for high school teens. Thursday focuses on preparation for service in the context of our Catholic faith. Friday, we go out & serve at various service organizations in & around the Frederick area. The two days are full of teaching prayer, games & food. Our goal is to see how Jesus is with us always, even when we think He isn’t there. We are looking for Him in our work, in those we serve & in each one of us. This is an overnight opportunity.


August 6-8:  Wonder with JPII (Middle School)

Details: A 3-day minicamp for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders with programming all about what it means to be created in God’s Image! This is an outdoor education type of camp at Odwyer retreat house. They have three different opportunities for this camp, but we are trying to get a group from SKD for this week in order to have parents take turns (if possible) to drive to and from this camp each day.  The carpool cannot be guaranteed but we will try! This is a daily opportunity not an overnight.


August 24: Antietam Rec (Middle School with High School peer ministers)

Details: A final day of summer full of friends and faith. We mostly enjoy having a good time at Antietam Rec but also have a teaching for this day.

Sign up: Coming soon, save the date for now!

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month: Middle School Youth Group

1st and 3rd Sunday of the month: High School Youth Group

As usual we need more volunteers to make all this happen. We are specifically looking for an adult who is handy and willing to travel with our teens to Appalachia WV to help repair homes. This volunteer opportunity is for anyone over the age of 21 who can go to Preston County WV to choose a site in May and then commit to the week for July 7-13 and teach and work with 3-8 teens and one other adult in repairing a home. Please let me know if you think you can help with this or any of our YM events

Additionally, we will need help funding our Appalachia trip. If you have been thinking about donating money to our YM this is the best place to do so. In addition to help lower the cost for teens, we need to cover the cost of material and tools to help fix these homes. Contact me if you want more information on how to help sponsor this event.

Please let me know if you have any specific questions or concerns about our summer programs.


Ana Maria Alvarado​


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