SMYG (High School Youth Group)

SMYG (St. Mary’s Youth Group)
Youth Director
Chris Kozlowski 
Phone:  (248) 821-8686

Happy Thanksgiving.  Life provides so many opportunities to be thankful; our families, our friends, our health, you name it, we have so many things in which we are thankful.  At St. Mary’s, I find myself thankful for amazing parish involvement.  The families of St. Mary’s are truly special, and the youth that attend SMYG and MSP are so full of love for the Lord.  It is truly an honor to work with these young people.  Also I am thankful for an amazing facility and an amazing parish staff, each that help foster an awesome environment for learning and fellowship.  St. Mary’s facility (thank you founding parish members!!!) is a great facility where we can easily engage youth in a multitude of meaningful opportunities.  St. Mary’s staff is simply one of the most caring staffs that I’ve ever worked with; people who think of each person that we have the honor of learning and growing with, as a child of God.  Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

The Rainbow convention is coming up-January 27 & 28, 2018.  Rainbow is a Catholic Youth Organization event that typically draws between 1,000-2,000 youth from the Archdiocese of Detroit.  Permission slips were due on November 15, but can still be turned in—-but be sure to add the additional fee.

How does someone keep track of all of the events of SMYG?  The answer is easy, the best way for high school youth to stay up to speed on SMYG activities is by signing up to REMIND.  We use REMIND to send out weekly notifications of all things SMYG.  To sign up to REMIND simply text @57d6b to the number 81010

2017-2018 SMYG UPCOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
November 29  SMYG meeting
December  6   MSP night
December 13  SMYG meeting

FUTURE SMYG DATES:
Rainbow 36:   January 27-28, 2018
Spring Retreat:  April 27-29, 2018
SAW XXI:   June 24-July 1, 2018

 

SAW 2017


Some steps to stay connected to SMYG:

√ Sign up to Remind to receive text messages on SMYG activities for the week. You can sign up by texting @57d6b to 81010.   If 81010 does not work, you can text @57d6b to (620) 412-4053. This is a great way for YOUTH to stay connected to all of SMYG’s happenings.

√ Sign-up to the weekly SMYG e-mail by e-mailing Chris Kozlowski . Please use SMYG e-mail sign-up in the subject line. Weekly e-mails include the Gospel reading for the week, a reflection (usually taken from a 3rd party source such as the lectionary workbook), an inspirational quote for the week, and a (corny) joke of the week. Additionally, the e-mail will include attachments for permission slips, information on events, etc. The e-mail is a great way for PARENTS and youth to stay connected to all of SMYG’s happenings.

√ Read the bulletin article every week. The bulletin articles explain what transpired at past SMYG meetings, it also explains upcoming opportunities.

√ Text me (Chris Kozlowski) on my cell phone (248) 821-8686 with any questions about our program and the opportunities that are available.

√ E-mail Chris Kozlowski  with any questions about our program and the opportunities that are available for youth.

√ Attend YPT meetings, usually 1 hour prior to SMYG meetings on Wednesday nights. All are welcome to attend these meetings, YPT stands for Youth Planning Team, and this group helps provide direction for events and meeting topics.

I look forward to meeting you and joining you on your faith journey. Attend SMYG and I promise that your faith life will change for the better. ~Chris