It is finally here: the official Winter Camp St. Nicholas 2012 Video!
I hope you enjoy it, and be sure to stay posted for information on summer camp. You can keep checking this blog, or you can also check out the official Camp St. Nicholas Website for more information! Registration is just around the corner, so make sure you don’t miss it!
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Hello, all, and Blessed Theophany!
Christ is in our midst!
On December 30, 2011, more than 60 teens from 10 parishes attended a deanery-wide retreat at St. Luke in Garden Grove. They listened to three speakers: Fr. Michael Laffoon, Fr. Michael Tassos, and myself. It was a blast of an event, and I was greatly encouraged to see the crowd that it drew.
I am hoping that we will continue to have events like this, as I believe it really brought up a lot of material for conversation and invited many into the reality of living in community of the Church.
Here is a video with some highlights from the day! Hope you enjoy it!
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On Sunday, November 27, I had the privilege of attending the St. Luke (Garden Grove) Teen SOYO Fireside Chat. It was a terrific time.
The group has started these chats as a monthly event, and they draw anywhere from 20-40 people every time. Though this is only the third time they have done this, topics of conversation have spread across a wide range: confession, saints, occult practices, drug use, dinosaurs, aliens, and many others.
Fr. Michael Tassos, the parish’s pastor, gently leads his young people through conversations that they might be concerned to have. He handles their questions with grace and love, all the while, managing to have what appears to be some fun.
This week’s beginning topic of conversation was “Thanksgiving,” though it certainly reached into some other topics, and the teens seemed to love it.
Enjoy the video of the 3rd St. Luke Teen SOYO Fireside Chat!
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On Wednesday (November 2), I had the privilege of sitting down with the teens at St. Peter and asked them their thoughts on the youth group at their church. These teens are bright, articulate, and incredibly hilarious, but I won’t say much more; check out the video for yourself!
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Enjoy the video!