by Gabe Triplett
This week I want to introduce everyone to our youth leadership team. Emily, Shante, Mylie, and Greysen are all high school youth who have shown themselves to be outstanding natural leaders. Two of them go to Madison and two go to St. Mary’s. As the leadership team they will be responsible for giving guidance to the Core Team on “what’s working, what’s not working”.
Also they will help run some of the youth nights and take a large role in our outreach to other youth. Being on the leadership team also means having access to some super exciting opportunities. One of those opportunities is to go to the LA Religious Education Congress Youth Day! In LA they will meet Catholic youth from all around the world who are on fire and passionate about their faith. They will also attend leadership and faith development classes.
Right now the team has chosen to work on putting together some planning meetings to organize the first ever youth led rally and march through NE Portland for Martin Luther King Jr. day!!! The first planning session is on Dec 4th during our regular scheduled Youth Group from 6-8. Youth from local high schools and NE parishes will be in attendance. We want every parishioner, with a child or grandchild in 8th-12th grade, to encourage the youth to attend this planning session. It’s important and its fun.