We have a wonderful group of young people in our parish, ranging in age from pre-school to senior high school. (One enthusiastic member, really still a kid at heart, is 63! Ha ha!! 😂)
Before COVID-19 we used to meet on Saturday afternoons. Activities typically included prayer, catechism, music, games and always – food! 🍕Pizza and poutine rated highly. Many helped at Masses as altar servers and volunteered for various jobs around the parish. Lately, members of our youth group are helping parishioners to return to Mass safely. These amazing young people support the ushers as people enter and leave the church, and they stay behind to help with sanitizing all the pews between Masses.
As the pandemic eases we look forward to being together again – to sharing music and food again🎵, and hopefully a trip to a bowling alley or mini-putt facility🎳. A chili cook-off remains to be held – some really like it spicy🌶️!! I dream of the day when we will be able to integrate some of our talented young people with their enthusiastic smiles, voices and instruments as they help uplift the music ministry at one of our Masses.
Father Martin and I are so proud of each of them.