March for Life

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January 21-22, 2015

Over 58 million babies have been lost to abortion in American since the Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion 42 years ago – that’s 1/3 of our generation 

St. Barnabas Life Teen will be joining our voice with hundreds of thousands of others at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 22 to show the government that we are not okay with the decision that legalized abortion.  Please join us!

We are blessed to be able to offer this trip for FREE due to the generosity of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies!  We will be traveling by bus overnight on Wednesday, and will return immediately after the march Thursday afternoon, arriving home Thursday night / Friday morning around 1am.

Consent forms are due January 14 to the rectory or Life Teen Lounge.  We have a limited number of seats, so turn your forms in soon to guarantee your spot! If we will fill up, we will notify you that you are on the waiting list.

 

Departure: 11pm, Wednesday, Jan. 21 from FCSLA Home Office, 24950 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122

Arrival back to Ohio, FCSLA: 12:30-1am, Friday, Jan. 23 (depending on traffic and weather)

Cost: FREE!!  Bring spending money for extra meals

Sponsors: Busing and some meals provided by the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association and the First Catholic Slovak Union

Details: Sleep on bus; attend Mass & Rally for Life Thursday morning; attend the March for Life Thursday afternoon; leave D.C. Thursday after the march

2015 Conferences & Events

Catholic Youth Summer Camp

June 14-19
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Paintball, Eucharistic Adoration, zip line, retreat talks, jet skis, Reconciliation, ropes courses, and much more! CYSC is a week-long residential camp that combines high adventure activities with high adventure faith. Deep discipleship can take root this week. Click here to download the CYSC Scholarship Application, which includes directions on how to register. The cost is $495, minus fundraising you choose to do. The first 10 teens who register will receive a $100 scholarship due to the generosity of our parishioners!

Tolle Lege Summer Institute

June 14-19 or June 21-26
A fun, faith-centered week-long residential camp on the grounds of Borromeo Seminary in Wickliffe. The camp was founded to promote the pursuit of wisdom and provide a foundational understanding of Catholic philosophy and theology to young men and women in the summer before their senior year of high school. The cost is $250, minus fundraising you choose to do.

Life Teen Leadership Conference

June 21-26
Training for older teens who no longer want just a “feel good” faith, but are craving depth and substance along with practical leadership skills for our community. Located at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS and run by Life Teen, this gathers teens from around the country in the summer before their junior or senior year of high school. The cost is $650, minus fundraising you choose to do. The first 12 teens who register will receive a $200 scholarship due to the generosity of our parishioners!

Servants 4 Christ Retreat

July 5-9
Save the date for our mission ‘trip’ this summer with area churches. During the day we go out in work crews to serve, followed each evening by a dynamic retreat experience and sleepover. This year we will be hosting it at St. Barnabas.

Steubenville Youth Conference

July 10-12
Join thousands of other teens for a weekend of powerful music and amazing speakers, like Fr. Leo Patalinghug and Bob Rice. This conference challenges teens to dive deeper into relationship with Christ and helps them stand firm in their faith. The cost is $195, minus fundraising you choose to do.

National Catholic Youth Conference

Nov. 19-26
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
25,000 teens will experience the universal Church and be emboldened with the knowledge that they are not alone as Catholic teens in this culture. Join us in Indianapolis next November for national speakers & artists who will lead workshops and sessions to dive into our faith. Click here to download the Registration Information and Consent Form. The cost is $499, minus fundraising you choose to do. The first 15 teens who register will receive a $100 scholarship due to the generosity of our parishioners! See the packet for more information.

St. Mary Christmas Party

Sunday, December 21, 5-9pm
St. Mary Church, Hudson

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Mass, dinner, caroling,

gift exchange & more!

St. Barnabas and St. Mary get together each Advent to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season and this year, St. Mary Life Teen is hosting!  If you want to join in the fun, bring your consent form with you or drop it off in the rectory or the Life Teen Lounge.

We will meet in the St. Barnabas parking lot near the rectory and transportation will be provided by Core Members and parent volunteers.

Bring a WRAPPED present (under $10) for a gift exchange.  DRESS WARMLY for caroling!

2014 Fall Retreat

7pm Friday, December 5 – 6:45pm Sunday, December 7

Come get away for an entire weekend… relax with friends and de-stress with the One who loves you most! Our teen Retreat Team is working hard to plan an amazing weekend for you!

This is a retreat planned and lead by teens for teens. Come with an open mind… you never know, you may see your friends, yourself, & your God from a whole new perspective. The retreat is a great way to make new friends, hang out with the old, & get even closer to God!

All high school students are welcome! (They don’t even have to be Catholic!) Bring your friends!

Sign up by downloading these forms, and drop them and $90 fee off at the Rectory. Make checks payable to St. Barnabas. We have extended the deadline to Sunday, November 16.

Concert!!

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Saturday, November 15, 6:15-10:30pm

tobyMac and Matt Maher are coming to the Akron Civic Theatre!

This is going to be a night of amazing music by these two huge Contemporary Christian artists!

Tickets are $30. Reserve your spot by downloading the consent form and turn it in with the ticket fee to the rectory or Life Teen Lounge. We only have a small block of tickets, so get yours in ASAP! Because tickets are limited, priority will be given to registered StBLT members.

We will meet at St. Barnabas in the parking lot near the rectory at 6:15pm and StBLT chaperones will provide transportation.

Movie Night & Senior Farewell

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August 7, 8-11:30pm, St. Barnabas Pavilion

Join us for a night out with friends to watch one of the most frequently quoted movies!

Some of our grads have requested we watch The Princess Bride, so naturally we said, “As you wish.” If you’ve never seen the movie, it’s got “Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles…” We have heard reports of folks judging others based upon whether or not they liked this movie. (But we would never do such a thing! That would be inconceivable.)

We will also say farewell to our high school grads who will be leaving us for college and more. :’(

The Fest

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Sunday, August 3, 1-11pm

The Fest is a free, day-long party with 35,000 at the Center for Pastoral Leadership (on the grounds of Borromeo Seminary) in Wickliffe.  There are concerts all day on the main stage by national Christian bands: Third Day, For King & Country, Colton Dixon and Mandisa; BMX bike shows, GIANT inflatables, kids tents, vendors from all over, food, tons of giveaways, vocations tent, reconciliation, Eucharistic adoration, and the grand finale:  a huge outdoor Mass followed by fireworks.  It is an event for the whole family!

If teens would like to go to the Fest with St. Barnabas Life Teen, download a consent form and drop it off to the rectory by July 27 (so we make sure we have enough drivers).  We will meet in the St. Barnabas parking lot near the rectory at 1pm and will return around 11pm (depending on Mass ending time and traffic).  Chaperones will provide transportation. Bring money for food and any other things you wish to buy.

Teens, if you want to attend the Youth Rally with us, but are finding your own way to the Fest, please RSVP by email to let me know so I have enough tickets for you.

Water Baseball & More

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Sunday, July 20, 2:30-6:30pm, Pavilion & Church

Join us for an afternoon of water baseball (slip-n-slide into home plate and other wet additions), messy games, and a massive water balloon fight!

Help us welcome the freshmen into our fold! All high school teens are welcome – from incoming freshmen to new graduates. Feel free to bring your friends!

This will not be a dry afternoon! If you wear a bathing suit, please wear a t-shirt over it. You’ll need a towel and change of clothes for 5:30pm Mass.

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Servants 4 Christ Retreat

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July 13-17, 2014

Want to have an amazing week hanging out with teens from around the diocese, crazy young adults, & crazier adults, serve folks in our community, be inspired, and play hard?

Join us for a mission ‘trip’ this summer. We are partnering with area churches to serve our local communities — including those in our parish. We’ll be staying at St. Mary Church of Hudson. During the day we head out in small work crews to serve at various locations, followed each evening by a dynamic retreat experience and sleepover. Our last day will be an intense day of play. Come make a difference and be inspired!

Click here for more information and the retreat application. Applications and $140 fee are due June 29.

Melchizedek Project

fitness-roman-collarJune 23, July 7, July 21, Aug4, Aug 18*, 7-8:30pm, Life Teen Lounge

EVERY Young Catholic man should ask himself:

Is Jesus Christ calling ME to become a priest?

Where is God Calling YOU?

Do you want to do great things in your life? To follow God’s will? Spend some time seeking what that will is!

This is a group for guys ages 14-25. We’ll pray, we’ll chat, we’ll eat some snacks, we’ll have a good time, we’ll discuss how and where God might be calling us in our lives — whether that be to the Priesthood, to the Religious Life, to Marriage, or to the Single Life. No pressure, just good, open, and honest discussion.

Email Fr. John (jpfeifer@barnabasohio.org) or call the Parish Office (330-467-7959) if you have any questions.

*If the group chooses, we may add more dates