St. James Youth Ministry
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Upcoming Youth Events!
Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Date: Sunday, March 29th
Cost: $5/Person or $15/Family
Location: Owen’s Hall
Menu includes: Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Plain & GF Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, OJ & Coffee!
Help the youth raise money for trips, service projects & more!
SJ Community Garden Workdays!
Seed Planting in Starters- Sunday, April 12th 1:45-2:45
Location: TBA (Possibly in the School)
(All Work Days will meet in the garden located behind the school garages–accessed from the school parking lot)
-Saturday, April 18th 1-3pm(or earlier if we finish)
We will be digging up some soil and building raised beds for our 14 plots
-Wednesday, May 6th, 6-7:15pm
We will be working on spreading out the compost into the beds and installing the poles that will hold the deer fencing around each bed,
-Wednesday, May 13th, 6-7pm
-Wednesday, May 20th, 6-7pm(We will also hopefully be putting up the deer fencing this day as well)
Looking Forward (Dates TBA)
- Paintball (May)
Thank you to EVERYONE for their hard work this summer–whether it was watering, weeding, harvesting veggies or just thinking good thoughts & prayers for our PHENOMENAL GARDEN!
Check out some of the moments from our Summer Trips!
Like what you see!?
Nazareth Farm Summer Trip
SIGN -UP NOW! For this summer’s trip to Nazareth Farm in West Virginia! This amazing week long service trip will have you building decks, painting houses, meeting other teens from all over the country and a week you will never forget! Spots are limited so please call Lynette ASAP if interested!!
Notre Dame Vision Summer Trip
Spend a week at the University of Notre Dame this summer!! Join kids from across the U.S. for a HUGE leadership retreat. Small groups, nightly awesome activities and new experiences! Sign-up with Lynette. Check out the website for more info! Trip will be in July 2015. Specific week TBA after sign-ups. https://vision.nd.edu/
Congratulations Rev. Jason Hage!
On Saturday, June 7th, 2014, Rev. Jason Hage was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Cunningham at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse. You may remember seeing Fr. Jason out on the basketball court at the Men in Black games! Please keep him in your prayers as he begins his ministry as the newest priest in the Diocese of Syracuse! Check out his ordination here!
SUMMER 2014 ANNOUNCEMENT!
It is with great excitement that we announce that the John Donnelly Memorial Garden received a special grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development through the Diocese of Syracuse! The money from this grant will be used to help us expand our garden project that we started last year that aims to provide our pantry with fresh produce! We can’t wait to get working. Let’s hope and pray for another fruitful summer! Below are the new details!
The John Donnelly Memorial Garden
Calling all gardeners AND those who LOVE to just get dirty! I would like to proudly announce that not only is our food pantry community garden expanding onto 20 Laurel St. it will also hold the namesake of St. James beloved Farmer John. Our garden last year would not have survived the summer without the dedication and expertise of John Donnelly. He will be greatly missed by the garden crew this summer, thankfully he has passed on some of his knowledge to us! We will need more help then ever this summer with the expanded plot so PLEASE e-mail Lynette if you and/or your family would like to be a part of this GREAT project.
Check out how the GARDEN is coming so far! Keep up the great work guys!
Have you checked out the new Diocese of Syracuse Vocations Website?
See some of what you missed over the past year!
Check out some of our past expert pancake flippers in action:
“To the Heights” Fall Confirmation Retreat
We had a wonderful retreat with over 40 students in attendance. Our day was spent in prayer, service, activity and team building!
Check out some of our students in action making quilts to be distributed to the homeless in our area!
Our garden is planted and growing! Many thanks to our dedicated families who dug, planted and watered this past weekend to successfully start our garden at Otsiningo Park!
We will be caring for our garden all summer long, let us know if you are interested in joining the team!
Students in grades 1-5 spent the afternoon building, creaitng and racing their Lego creations at a Bricks for Kids Workshop in Owens Hall.
Working in teams they built self propelled dragsters and super spin-art!! Way to go Legomaniacs!
Keep your eyes open for more Lego workshops to come!
Many hands make light work!
Over 18 volunteers came to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Day of Service by preparing 100+ bagged lunches that were donated to the St. Ambrose Soup Kitchen. Volunteers got elbow deep in jelly and worked together to pack and prepare all the lunches in under 20 minutes! Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedules to do something great for your fellow community members!