SMYG (High School Youth Group)

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

On April 11th a large group of SMYG members came together to talk about how art relates to our faith.  Historically speaking, art has been used to capture momentous events that have transpired.  Many events discussed in the bible have been artistically depicted.  When words aren’t enough, art is used.  SMYG members toured our beautiful church facility and captured pictures of art that were powerful to them.  We have some amazing depictions; from our incredible Resurrected Lord that sits on the back wall behind the altar, to the beautiful stations that are on the south walls of the church, to the Holy Family tapestry in the church.  We also have many smaller items, pictures of people, pictures of faith in action, and more.  Take a moment this week to walk around our facility, and see what things of beauty strike you.  When all is said and done, the picture that I include on a weekly basis on the SMYG page of the bulletin is one of the most incredible depictions of faith that I see on a regular basis.  It is a beautiful thing to see almost 30 high schoolers come together to further explore their faith.  If you are a high school student who is not pictured below, please know that your inclusion in the picture would make it that much better.

SMYG will be on retreat next weekend.  Although the deadline has passed, I may be able to add in someone who is still interested in attending the Spring Retreat.  Please contact me ASAP if interested.

Our annual summer service opportunity, SAW, is June 24-July 1, 2018. I expect a big group to attend this year.  With that said, extra adult help will be needed. Please prayerfully consider giving a day or two to this wonderful program. Adult leaders serve as project leaders for a day, meaning they pick youth up from Subiaco, take them to job sites, work with them on those sites, and then return them to Subiaco at the conclusion of the day. All adults 21 and older are asked to consider this awesome responsibility.

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

2018 SMYG UPCOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
April 25              SMYG meeting
April 27-29        Spring Retreat
May 2                  SMYG Meeting
May 9                  SMYG Meeting

FUTURE SMYG DATES:
SAW XXI:   June 24-July 1, 2018

Pictures: Couch picture 04/11/2018 

 

SMYG 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