SMYG (High School Youth Group)

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

SAW XX was a wonderful experience; 30 youth, and many generous adult leaders, made the week a great success.  The SMYG articles throughout the remainder of the summer will provide a look-in to all of this year’s job sites.  This week’s featured site:  St. Mary of the Hills.  There is something really special about helping your own parish; that is why so many of us volunteer at St. Mary’s.  This same feeling occurs while working at St. Mary’s on SAW.  This year we were able to put new carpet in the overflows and conference rooms.   We were able to paint, clean and do landscape work as well.  Additionally, we represented our parish well as we greeted approximately 400 cars full of people heading to the fireworks show on June 28th.  On a side note, I often wonder what people must think as they pull up to St. Mary’s and are greeted by the smiling faces of  our high school youth. I assume that many are taken aback by the overwhelming greeting of our young people.   I hope that our kind greeting serves as an invitation into a relationship with our Church and our Lord.

I’d again like to thank our SAW Sponsors from 2017.  Alliance Catholic Credit Union, American House, the Knights of Columbus Council 13950, Reliable IT Solutions and Brickfaced Concrete Walls for sponsoring all that we did at SAW XX.

SAW 2017:
Theme: “Looking for Life’s Little Miracles.”
Quote: “Where there is hope, there is faith.  Where there is faith, Miracles happen.”

2017-2018  SMYG Schedule of Events:
August 23 Bridge Activity
August 30 Leadership Training for MSP
Sept. 6      The new SMYG year begins

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