SJOC Monthly Memo - Vol. IX - May 2019
ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS PARISH
MONTHLY MEMO - Vol. IX
May your heart and soul be blessed during this holy Easter season!
Rejoice and celebrate the miracle and triumph of Christ’s resurrection.
May God fill your home with peace, hope, and love.
The Pastoral Team @ St. John of the Cross
For all things related to SJOC Youth Ministry:
As human beings, we need a sense of belonging, a familiar thread used to bring us together to advocate and support each other.
This is our Faith and our Church.
Please share this video message with your friends, family and community.
Below is what we got planned this month for our
EDGE Nights, LIFE Nights, Spiritus Vitae Night, Confirmation
& other parish events:
EDGE for Grades 5-8
Monday Bi-weekly 6:30-8:30pm @ SJOC
Register & Schedule here:
MAY LIFE Nights:
Monday, May 13th:
Sober & Alert
Monday, May 27th:
What’s Your Priority?
LIFE TEEN for Grades 9-12
Fridays Bi-weekly 6:30-8:30pm @ SJOC
Register & Schedule here:
MAY LIFE Nights:
Friday, May 10th:
Playing House: Cohabitation
Friday, May 24th:
Under the Influence: Marijuana & Alcohol
Congratulations to our candidates being Confirmed this Spring, sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. As a community let us pray for them that these gifts are manifested as these youth continue to grow in their Catholic faith and become active members and leaders in our Church.
Confirmation Registration and Program Dates for 2019-2020
to be released in the coming weeks. Check our page below for updates.
All Confirmation related inquiries direct to:
SPIRITUS VITAE for Young Adults Aged 19-35
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1st Wednesday Monthly, 7:00pm @ Rotating Locations
Register & Schedule here:
Next: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Location: St. Ignatius of Loyola, Mississauga
GET THEE OUT: Excommunication & The Catholic Church
Spread the word to friends, all are welcome
Facebook Event Page
365 Donation Drive
This drive will go a long way to helping subsidize our youth ministry programs & events for
, hence the 365 name! 😊
Our youth movement with its many initiatives relies on the generosity of our parishioners… parents, grandparents and all who want to see a bright future in our Church –
there is hope
Each donation in this fundraising drive will lighten the financial load for families to be able to have their children participate in faith formation nights, engaging conferences, transformative retreats, fun camps, have cool SJOC branded gear, along with helping pay for transportation and other logistical needs. The registration fees across the board will be reduced with your help.
Each envelope (
) is labeled to give you the knowledge on how your donation will be used to further the spiritual growth of our Catholic youth at
St. John of the Cross.
Thanks to all those who have already taken and returned envelopes and those of you who discern and decide to give... God bless you!
EDGE CAMP @ WHITE PINE in HALIBURTON, ON
A fun and engaging five-day Catholic camp experience in August 2019 with:
Sports & Activities / Live Music / Catechesis
Mass & Adoration / Praise & Worship / Fellowship
EDGE Camp is all-inclusive. Included in registration is transportation to and from camp, supervision, programming, camp gear including a t-shirt and water bottle, all meals, activities including swimming,
high ropes, zip line, archery, canoeing/ kayaking and much more!
We will be bringing a group from our parish for the FIRST TIME this summer :)
This is open to EDGE participants only.
We have 20 EDGErs registered and there is room for more.
The Registration Deadline is Monday, May 15, 2019, with full payment ($425) due to the parish office by that date.
For more information check out:
CROSS Camp @ SJOC
Summer Day Camp hosted at the parish
Open to youth going into Grades 1-8 in September 2019
$100 Camp Fee for the 1st Child
Discounted rate for 1) siblings and 2) those attending both weeks
9:00am - 3:30pm with AM & PM
Extended Care Available Daily: AM (7:30-9:00am) and/or PM (3:30-5:30pm)
(Family Discount: 2nd/3rd Child Extended Care is free)
WEEK 1 - EVEREST
: Mon Aug 5 - Fri Aug 9, 2019
WEEK 2 -
: Mon Aug 12 - Fri Aug 16, 2019
MAX CAMPER SPOTS AVAILABLE per WEEK:
JUNIORS (Grade 1-4) - 100 spots
EDGERS (Grade 5-8) - 60 spots
Registration OPEN and filling fast!
Deadline: June 16, 2019
CATHOLIC MEN'S BIG BREAKFAST
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Calling all Catholic men (age 13+) to the Catholic Men’s Big Breakfast
at Club Roma Pavilion!
Co-sponsored by the Branches Catholic Ministries, Branches of the Word Evangelization Ministries, Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus and various men’s groups.
This will be a great event on Saturday morning of the
Father’s Day weekend, June 15th, 2019 starting at 7:30 am.
Bishop Bergie, “Behold, I Make All Things New”
Fr. Richard Kowalchuk, “Your Mission - Right Here, Right Now”
Ante Skoko, “Connecting With Youth & Young Adults”
OUR MONTHLY MOVIE NIGHT
Saturday, May 12, 2019
Open to Everyone | FREE | Hosted by our SJOC YM
6:30pm Screening | Following 5:00pm Mass
Trailer & More Info here:
Join us for a movie night where we will be screening Woodlawn".
A gifted high school football player must learn to boldly embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field in WOODLAWN, a moving and inspirational film (2016) based on the true story of how love and unity overcame hate and division in early 1970s Birmingham, Alabama.
Please RSVP to help us forecast refreshments by sending a quick message
Steubenville Toronto 2019
Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14, 2019
Open to Students currently in Grades 8-12
funds to be reimbursed according to fundraising efforts
Deadline: Pre-Registration forms and deposit ($100) is due by
Sunday, May 12, 2019.
Pre-Registration forms can be downloaded online and paper copies are available at the Youth Ministry Table
Below is a picture from our group from Steubie TO 2018
Check out the NEW faith formation items we have on our Lighthouse Kiosk!
Thus understanding and love, that is, the knowledge of and delight in the truth, are, as it were, the two arms of the soul, with which it embraces and comprehends with all the saints the length and breadth, the height and depth, that is the eternity, the love, the goodness, and the wisdom of God.
– St. Bernard
Please add us on Facebook and Instagram
find us @sjocym
Please feel free to call Ante anytime to chat!
And if you would like to meet in person, connect
and we can coordinate a time for you to come by during office hours.
It as an honour and pleasure to serve you. Pax.
Thank you for keeping up to date via Flocknote
If there is anyone else in your home or friends that would benefit from being plugged into Flocknote,
have them text the word
Please email us any prayer intentions and we will offer them up at our youth nights
on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 8:31AM