Dear Village Family,
Hope you are all doing well, so sad to return to school after such a wonderful Spring Vacation! Some of us celebrated the freedom by wandering at the Mall and getting frozen yogurt. :) Also great to see a number of Villagers at the Divine Mercy Sunday events yesterday in the Church! There was Eucharistic Adoration, and Confession, in addition to the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
This Sunday our regular Village Meetings are back on from 5-6:30pm! Our topic for this Sunday's meeting is How to Date Well. Over the past couple of years we've focused mainly on what not to do in dating relationships- now we'll focus on what to do! Anyone can date, but it takes character and discernment to date well! Two newlywed couples will be joining us this Sunday- Matt and Louise Vasievich along with Mark and Sarah Meinhart to share their stories and tips for how to date well. Both couples are longtime parishioners and active leaders at Generation Christ!
How to Date Well, Sunday 4/18, 5-6:30pm
Join us this week in the Parish Offices for a night on Dating! Anyone can date– but it takes character and discernment to date well. Don’t miss this week’s Village meeting- we’re bringing in Matt and Louise Vasievich and Mark and Sarah Meinhart to share with us their tips for dating well! Get the tips from those who have already braved the dating world and emerged happily married.
Saint Irenaeus @ the Dead Theologians Society
Come out this Thursday to discover this holy man, who declared “The glory of God is man, fully alive!”
· 6:30pm: socializing in the Parish Offices
· 7-8pm: gather in the Church choir loft for prayer with the Saints! (Elizabeth St door is always open)
· 8-8:30pm: snacks in the Parish Offices
Retreat @ Franciscan University of Steubenville!
Spaces and partial scholarships are still available! Cost for participation is $235, all-inclusive. Registration is due ASAP. Final payments for those already signed up is due this Sunday, April 18th.
This July 9th-11th, join The Village @ St Thomas for our annual roadtrip to the Franciscan University of Steubenville High School Youth Conference!
The Village has been attending these Youth Conferences since 2008, and our teens have unanimously found them to be challenging, inspiring, and lots of fun. This Youth Conference will feature at least one powerful hour of Eucharistic Adoration, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass each day, nationally-renowned Catholic speakers, men’s and women’s time discussing the call to chastity, and two workshop sessions addressing a broad spectrum of topics.