Cor Jesu is a program which ministers to both our Middle School students and to High School students. It includes a monthly service ministry to the homeless, etc. We meet on the third of fourth Friday of each month (Discipleship Night) and the following Saturday (Service) of each month.
DISCIPLESHIP NIGHT, Friday, March 22: We will meet in the Hall at 6:00 p.m., for Soup Night. As usual, at 6:30 p.m., we will break into separate groups (high school, middle school, parents, children). At 8:15 p.m., we will have a Holy Hour and confessions.
ALL PARISHIONERS are invited to join us at the Holy Hour following the 7:00 p.m. Stations!
CrossWalk HOMELESS MINISTRY, Saturday, March 23, 1:00 p.m.: Youth and young adults and their families are welcome to join us in the Hall to help assemble 200 lunches and 100 toiletry bags AND/OR to assist in distributing them afterwards (we will depart around 2:00 p.m. to distribute these items (in teams!) on Skid Row; youth under 18 must be accompanied by a parent). Please note that we will first evaluate our safety in relation to a Typhus outbreak on Skid Row. If it’s determined we should not go there, the Franciscans will make sure the bags and lunches are delivered.
Toiletry Donations for the Homeless in Skid Row: The Cor Jesu Youth Ministry is seeking donations of toiletries (unopened items in travel sizes) for the homeless! We especially need band-aids, hand sanitizer, tissue, wet wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, Chapstick, deodorant, lotion, new socks, water bottles, feminine products and--to package the items--gallon-sized Ziplock bags. Please leave these items in the bins located in the church entry this weekend OR bring to the Hall during our Cor Jesu event on Friday evening, March 22, OR to the School office during open hours the week of March 18 to 22.
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Monthly "DISCIPLESHIP NIGHTS" are like a RETREAT rolled into one evening a month. They combine a teen social, relevant group studies, and deep prayer. After going deeper into age-appropriate, retreat-like (non-classroom) study & reflection on St. John Paul II's "The Theology of the Body," the youth will end the evening connecting with the Risen Jesus in a dynamic Holy Hour (opportunity for Confession!). The next day, we will go out to serve. The schedule for DISCIPLESHIP NIGHTS is as follows:
6:00 p.m. in the Hall: Social, including light food, music, games, ping pong, etc.
6:30 p.m.: Meeting of DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS:
High School Group (ice breakers, prayer, a presentation, dynamic videos, and brotherhood/sisterhood small group discussions);
Middle School Group (ice breakers, prayer, age-appropriate teaching/videos, energy activities, small group discussion);
Parent Study Group (by Cor Jesu parents in leadership): Using Catholic studies through "Formed.org," we will go deeper into the Faith. (Please note that we will have a CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY COORDINATOR so that the whole family can be involved!)
8:15 p.m.:HOLY HOUR and Confessions to help youth and families to encounter Jesus. This will be a traditional Exposition/Benediction service, with chants, praise music, Scriptural reflection, and compline prayers. All are welcome! HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH "YOU" PROGRAM: From September through June, there will be 10 sessions of the new study, "YOU: Life, Love, and The Theology of the Body." Fr. Matthias will lead as the Director, along with Coordinator Catherine Contreras (President of Vox Vitae-www.voxvitae.org). For more info on “YOU,” contact Fr. Matthias.
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH: From September through June, there will be 8 sessions of "The Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Edition". Fr. Matthias will lead as the Director, along with Coordinators Jen Havey and John Wrot. For more info on "YOU," contact Fr. Matthias.
COST INFO for high school and middle school: *$30 each or *$50 for two or more youth from the same family. (*Includes excellent guidebooks for both youth & parents for the YOU program for High School teens and for Theology of the Body-Middle School Edition). Please make checks payable to “Cor Jesu Carmelite Youth Ministry” and send or drop off your check to the parish office (510 N. El Molino Street).
A MONTHLY SERVICE OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY will be held on the Saturday after Discipleship Night.