SMYG (High School Youth Group)

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

2019 has been a great year for SMYG. We are so very thankful for all of the participation throughout the year. Thanks to parents for getting your SMYGers to meetings and events. Thank you to volunteer adults for making SAW, retreats, Rainbow and more a reality.  Without you, we can’t offer these events. Thank you to the entire community for supporting our youth and our youth programming.

All high school students are welcome to attend our YPT meetings. YPT stands for the Youth Planning Team. I believe that YPT positively impacts SMYG by being the “voice” of SMYG when planning meetings and events.  YPT is beginning to focus on the 1st year Confirmation Retreat in February. At this event, SMYG members facilitate multiple sessions for our 7/8 graders who are preparing for Confirmation. If you are a high school student who’d like to participate in facilitating this retreat, please show up 1/2 hour prior to SMYG to offer your insight.  We don’t have YPT on MSP nights. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

NEEDED: We are currently looking for a high school junior or senior to serve on Parish Council.  Please contact me if you (or if you are a parent reading this-your child) would be willing to fill this position.

The annual Catholic Youth Organization conference-Rainbow-is scheduled for February 15-16, 2020. This year’s theme is Trust in the Ten and is centered on the power of the Ten Commandments. Permission slips have been handed out and can be found online on the SMYG page of the bulletin. Permission slips are due in late November. Participation is highly encouraged; please contact me with any questions regarding this event.

Have you signed up for Remind for the 2019-2020 school year?  This is our primary communication tool throughout the year; parents and/or teens are invited to sign up.  To sign up to REMIND simply text @bb9abg to the number 81010.  Contact me (Chris Kozlowski) with any questions. Permission slips, SMYG news, etc. will all be communicated through REMIND.

Have you signed up to Remind to get updates as a MSP leader?  Text @mspleads to 81010 to receive MSP leadership lesson plans and regular updates on the program.

2019-2020 SMYG upcoming schedule (All meetings are 7-9 PM unless otherwise stated)
December 11, 2019          SMYG Meeting
December 18, 2019          MSP session
December 25, 2019          Merry Christmas-no SMYG
January 1, 2020                 Happy New Year-no SMYG

2019-2020 SMYG “Major Event” SCHEDULE:
February 15-16, 2020        Rainbow “Trust in the Ten”
February 29, 2020              Facilitate 1st Year Confirmation Retreat
April 10, 2020                      The Living Stations
May 1-3, 2020                     Spring Retreat
June 21-28, 2020                SAW

Meeting 11/20/2019
SMYG 2019
SAW 2019
SMYG Made for More
Rainbow 2019