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Youth Ministry: The DoCents

2017 was an amazing year for our Religious Education program and Youth Ministry, with even more in store for the first few months of 2018. February will be a big month for parish youth, as they observe Lent, participate in activities, and take on a leadership role in our parish!

Our Youth Ministry has named themselves the DoCents, because they DO without being asked, never count the CENTS their help should cost, and because docents are people who lead others. Just as a docent might help you find your way in a museum, the Youth Ministry leads others in the way of Christ by their words and actions. The DoCents are excited to show these leadership skills in February, and throughout Lent.

The DoCents will lead Stations of the Cross during Parent/Student Day on February 11. At the DoCent stations families will learn to create “Good Deed Beads.” These beads are inspired by St. Thérèse, “The Little Flower,” who would carry beads in her pocket to count good deeds she dedicated to God. Making Good Deed Beads of our own lets families count the acts of love or sacrifices they make in a day for God. The ten beads will have a cross at the end, and can be used to pray a decade of the Rosary.

On February 28, the DoCents will lead the parish in the Stations of the Cross and host the Lenten Simple Supper talk. The DoCents’ Catholic Relief Services version of the Stations of the Cross begins at 5:30 pm, and the Simple Supper will be served at 6:00 pm. For the Simple Supper, the DoCents have a very interesting approach to this Lent’s topic, “Wounded and Loved, Regathering the Scattered.” We cannot wait to see you this Lent and to participate side by side with you!