26 January 2009

Confirmation Reception!

This Thursday night, January 29th, all St Thomas teens preparing for Confirmation will be sealed with the Holy Spirit! They will receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the strength to spread and defend the faith. They will be united more firmly in Christ through receiving Confirmation from Bishop Boyea of Lansing. This is certainly a cause for celebration!

In honor of those being confirmed, The Village is hosting a reception in the Parish Hall afterwards. Bishop Boyea will be stopping by, too! The Mass runs from 7-8:30pm. I am in need of Villagers to volunteer to help setup and clean up after the Reception.

If you are able, please arrive in the Parish Hall by 6:30, and plan on staying until 9:15pm. We will attend Mass and then jet over to receive the crowds!
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Village News

Village Hosts Confirmation Reception 1/29
The Village will be hosting a reception following the Confirmation Mass Thursday, January 29th. The Mass runs from 7-8:30pm, and the reception will follow. Even Bishop Earl Boyea will be joining us at the reception! Please arrive in the Parish Hall by 6:30, and plan on staying until 9:15pm. We will attend Mass and then jet over to receive the crowds!

No Regular Village Mtg Next Sunday 2/1

What is a Good Confession?
Don't miss the wisdom from Father James Conlon, Father Chas Canoy, and Father Pat Egan on how to make a good Confession! We had some great dialogue on these last night at Village. http://home.catholicweb.com/thevillage/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=232426&From=Home

Retreat @ Franciscan University of Steubenville
Join the Village for our annual roadtrip to the University of Steubenville this summer. Thousands of teens gather each year to grow in their faith as they participate in the Sacraments and hear some of the best Catholic speakers in the country! The scripture that will guide the programming is: “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours; yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11)We will be going to Steubenville June 12-14th, 2009. This year we have 15 spaces available. The total cost for the retreat is $230, all-inclusive. The due date for registration is February 15th, 2009.


Minni-Mo-moved said...

make sure to let the ice cream sit out before you put it in the pop... haha, it was a little frozen last year ;)

mr. peters the younger said...

Ah yes, many memories with helping out with the punch last year lol.. hope to see a ton of Villagers there on Thurs!

mr. peters the younger said...

It's amazing how much water people drink! :-)Nice work on the reception Beth!

Nemo Luver said...

ahh the confirmation was amazing this year!! i had alot of fun...accept for when people kept confusing me for the confirmation candidates. i was a sponser!! lol