13 May 2009

Village Barbecue Blowout!

You’re invited to celebrate the end of the school year at the Village BBQ Blowout! We’ll play sports in the gym while grilling up some hot dogs and hamburgers on the patio– then memories of the year and more games! (Mafia, anyone?!)

This year brought awesome times in Adoration, real service to the poor around us, invisible jump rope dancing at our New Year's Eve bash, lots of pizza, great talks on dating- underage drinking- and discernment, sweet rewards in the childhood favorite- sardines, and so much more! Let's finish out our year strong, as we gather to congratulate our graduates, Claire, Halley, Karen, and Natasha! Share your favorite Village memory of the year by leaving a comment here... :)

What: Village Barbecue Blowout!

When: This Sunday, May 17th from 4-7pm

Where: St Thomas Parish, entrance and pickup by school gym

What to Bring: Men- a desert to share, Women– a side to share

06 May 2009

Our Villagers Are Famous!

Mike won an award, and basically they wrote up a bio and published it! :)

Halley was quoted by the NY Times in their cover story on Obama giving the Graduation Speech at Notre Dame! Although the article is a bit slanted, neat to see her on the center stage.
-->How do you think Catholics should respond to the Obama Notre Dame situation??

01 May 2009

Village News: Discernment!

Dear Villagers,

Thank you to everyone for the warm wishes and congratulations for my wedding to Kevin! We are getting settled into our new place after an adventurous honeymoon out in San Diego. We saw all sorts of fun animals, walked along the Pacific ocean, and had some authentic bubble tea! The first two weeks of married life have been great- we are really happy. :)

Thank you to Village Volunteer's Katie and John for running our meeting last week on Christian Leadership. From your surveys it sounds like it was a really inspiring night!

This week's meeting, Discernment for Dummies, is all about making tough decisions. What college will you attend… and what will your profession be? Who will you marry…and where will you live? The good news is that God has a plan for your life! “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) How can you know God's will for your life?? Join us Sunday as we discuss dummy-proof tips for spiritual discernment, followed by Eucharistic Adoration and then pizza!

This will be our last regular Village Meeting of the year, followed by our End of Year Barbecue Sunday May 17th! What dessert/side will you bring? Let us know!!

Village News

Sunday's Village 5/3, Discernment for Dummies

No Village 5/10, Happy Mother’s Day! "Thank you, women who are mothers! You have sheltered human beings within yourselves in a unique experience of joy and travail. This experience makes you become God's own smile upon the newborn child, the one who guides your child's first steps, who helps it to grow, and who is the anchor as the child makes its way along the journey of life.” –Pope John Paul II, Letter to Women

End of Year Barbecue Blowout, 5/17 Join us here at St Thomas Sunday, May 17th from 4-7pm for our Village Barbeque Blow-Out. We’ll bust out some kickball and ultimate frisbee in the gym, grill out on the patio, play board games and share some memories from the year! Hot dogs, hamburgers, and tableware will be provided. Please Bring: Men: a desert to share, Women: a side to share.