What a journey we are on! Come join us by picking an upcoming event!
___6 AUGUST 2014 Monsignor Voorhies wishes to thank all the Altar Servers who assisted at Mass this past school year with a pilgrimage and trip to a fun center!
8 AUGUST 2014 Do your friends ask you about your Catholic faith, and you wish you could better explain why you are Catholic? Then this is the discussion for you!
9 AUGUST 2014 On the heals of the “Why Be Catholic” discussion the night before, here is an opportunity to express your faith in action; a day-pilgrimage to Tome’ Hill.
50 Years of Scouting16 AUGUST 2014 Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church is celebrating 50 Years of Scouting. Come join us July 16th for an afternoon of demonstrations by the Boy Scout Troop 280, Cub Scout Pack 280, Venture Crew 280, and American Heritage Girls. There will be something for everybody!
The POINT is Back!
Our Middle School Youth Group, the POINT, will have its Fall Kick-Off event to start off the new year of fun for 6th, 7th and 8th grade youth. the POINT – “Practice Of INTentional faith” – strives to help youth live their faith on a daily basis.
As part of our kick-off fun, there will be a raffle drawing at the end of the night. To be eligible, click the “I’ll Be There!” button and let us know you are coming!
“Christ at the heart of African life: the source of reconciliation, justice and peace.” These words from Africa Munus, by Pope Emeritus Benedict, set the tone for this evening’s talk by Laura Bowman, missionary in Africa. She will recount her experiences of engaging in mission work on the continent of Saint Bakhita’s home.
This is open for men and women of all ages who want to know more about our brothers and sisters of Africa.
A La Carte Series #210 OCTOBER 2014
The second in our A La Carte Series will tackle DATING. What does the Church teach about it? How does this compare to what we absorb from our culture? Who has our best interests in mind? Who offers the best vision for what relationships are all about? Come join the discussion! For High School Youth!
16 OCTOBER 2014
A second group is forming to discuss: Edith Stein: Seeker of Truth!
It is the story of a 20th century saint, a German-Jewish philosopher who converted to Catholicism, became a Carmelite nun, and was eventually martyred in Auschwitz. Her life story is that of a scholar searching for ultimate truth, which “…she finally discovered truth has a name, it is Jesus Christ.” This challenging and engaging study is perfect for all women who share Stein’s longing for uncompromising truth found in the beauty of Church teaching. For women of all ages!
24 OCTOBER 2014
Produced by the Augustine Institute, “True Strength, True Beauty” brings young men and women into discussion groups with their peers to examine what truly makes a man strong and a woman beautiful. It emphasizes how men and women should treat one another based on their inherent human dignity given them by their Creator. This four-part series is designed to help teens face our culture with Catholic values, more fully understanding their dignity in Christ. For High School Youth!
15 NOVEMBER 2014
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries proudly announces the 3rd Annual Middle School Catholic Youth Conference for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. The excellent speakers and workshops will allow our youth to learn new things about service to others and saints! Exciting High Energy activities have been planned, including a time to prepare for Advent.
14-15 NOVEMBER 2014
Don’t miss the sleepless* fun of our High School Lock-In Retreat in November! An opportunity for all high school teens for a night of:
fun – reflection – friends – prayer – and more!