An Important Announcement from Father Joe

Posted On: Friday, January 7, 1:12 pm

Exciting Updates for our Youth Ministry Program!

Dear Parish Family,

We are beginning a new adventure in our Youth Ministry Program. Our Lady of Perpetual Help will be joining forces with Saint Cecilia to create a multiple parish youth ministry program. With the diocesan Real Presence, Real Future initiative underway, the need for multi-parish ministry opportunities are growing. With Fr. Yokum and Fr. Ventura’s background and previous parish experience, they know the powerful impact that sharing resources can have on a parish. As we begin to help our youth understand the need to share resources, we believe, as was the case in Scioto and Jackson counties, the program becomes stronger when the young people have an opportunity for their own personal buy-in. 

Fr. Ventura and Fr. Yokum will be posting the youth ministry job opening in January. One of the most important aspects of a successful Youth Ministry program and our new youth minister will be continued parent support. We have such a wonderful core team of parents who are dedicated to the success of the program at Our Lady, we pray that you will continue to support them and the new youth minister when they are hired.

Once a new youth minister is hired, we will be hosting a meet and greet for the youth and you, the parents. The new youth minister will spend the rest of this remaining school year preparing a program to begin next August. Therefore, we will be continuing the program that has been set in place through the rest of this academic year at Our Lady. The high school students from St. Cecilia are invited to join Our Lady of Perpetual Help in our activities as we move through the rest of this year. 

We look forward to all that God has in store for this new shared opportunity. Please keep us in prayer as we move forward in choosing the next leader for our young people in our parishes. 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Cecilia, Pray for Us!
-Fr. Joe