SKY Middle School Youth Group
"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20
Welcome Middle Schoolers and Friends!
You are invited to join in our youth ministry activities through SKY (formerly EDGE and SKY). "SKY" stands for "Sepulcher and Kilian Youth" after our grouping parishes, Holy Sepulcher and Saint Kilian. All middle schoolers, whether you go to Saint Kilian Parish, Holy Sepulcher Parish, another parish, or no church at all are wanted and welcomed!
*Please note: Events at Holy Sepulcher are open to Grades 6 - 8. Events at Saint Kilian are open to Grades 5 - 8.
We Work, We Play, We Eat, We Pray, We Serve Others!
Come hungry! We begin each evening with a simple meal before moving into planned activities. All of our events are centered on respect for others, love of God and learning what He has in mind for US! Please see the weekly parish bulletin for exact meeting and event dates - friends are always welcome!
Families are strongly encouraged to attend Mass together before bringing youth to SKY. Family participation in following up with what happens during ministry is vital to helping our youth grow in relationship with Jesus. THANK YOU for bringing your youth to SKY!
We Need Caring Adults!
Adult and/or High Schoolers are crucial to this ministry. The youth need to see a variety of adults and a variety of people of faith. If you are interested in working with these amazing, energetic, and faith-filled youth as part of our CORE team, please contact Jo Scheller for volunteering with Saint Kilian location nights and Joni Mulvaney or Steve Hartle for volunteering with Holy Sepulcher location nights. Help needed includes set up/clean up, food preparation, welcoming youth, small group discussion, activity leadership and just being present as a role model! The MOST important way adults will help is by being present as a loving influence who listens and relates to their lives.
To sign up as part of the group, be added to the sign-in sheet for events, and to receive reminders via email and/or text, please click here. This is a once a year, one page sign up.
*Note: no RSVP or additional sign up is needed for most events that are onsite. Off-site events will require a separate sign up /permission slip process. Click here to sign up for off-site events (sign ups will only be activated a few weeks before each scheduled event).
Text Updates via Flocknote
To sign up for SKY text updates via Flocknotes, text “servant” to 84576.
Find us on Instagram at "hs sk sky "!
Find us on Facebook at "Holy Sepulcher /Saint Kilian Middle School Youth"!
Throughout the year, we will be collecting to donations to help with SKY activities, events and service projects. We hope you will be on the lookout for the following items throughout the year and invite you to drop off your donations at the Saturday evening SKY meeting or to the parish office.
Service requires sacrifice!
We encourage our youth to earn the donations themselves (either being paid for with their money or by doing equivalent work for the items if at all possible).
New or gently used shoes and jeans for Africa - September
Fleece for no-sew blankets for the homeless and for our parish seniors in nursing homes - October
New or used winter coats and items (gloves/hats/boots/socks) - October
Halloween candy (is sold to a local dentist by weight, money is donated to charity) - November
Food donations for our Thanksgiving and Christmas boxes for parish families in need (click here for details) - November
Christmas hats, jingle necklaces or antler headbands for the Parish St. Nicholas Pancake Breakfast workers - December
Household miscellaneous items: used or unwanted household items in good condition to use as prizes for our youth group bring-a-buddy bingo - February
Individual packs of toiletries for the homeless: toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, wash cloths and deodorant (men and women)- May
Diapers, baby/children's clothing and simple games for local women's shelter - May
Religious books for all ages for our parish book cart in the church lobby
Used children's books of any type for the Fellowship dinner guests to take home
Small trinkets and dollar store items or plain chocolate bars for our monthly St. John's Bingo Service Project
Miscellaneous balls and outdoor games for youth group and for our summer session