Our Youth Retreat – 15th – 17th March, 2013
The weather indeed was awful but the time we did decide to pop out into the town it stayed dry. The house was amazing and big enough for 11 young people to play hide and seek. When not in sessions or playing hide and seek the longest hiding individual managed 45 minutes. The piano and singing was the focal point and what a pleasure to see such talent.
The retreat was at Geo House in Ashurst in the New Forest and is a retreat house belonging to the Montfort Missionaries. Fr Des was great and accommodated us all for reconciliation in his busy schedule. The parishioners prepared a meal for us before leaving on Sunday – all in all a wonderful weekend with catechists and candidates.
(below are a few pictures of our Youth enjoying their Retreat)
Holy Angels Church, Ash
Below are a couple of lovely photos of our Youth Group who once again helped erect and decorate our Christmas Tree at Holy Angels.
We would like to thank our Youth for their help in decorating the Tree which looked lovely and also for decorating the Tree with Stars upon which Parishioners were invited to write the name of a loved one who had died and each star was then placed on the Christmas Tree in memory of them at Christmas Time.
Youth Mass at Holy Family on the 13th January, 2013 followed with a cake sale to raise funds for the Youth Retreat.
Thanks to all of you who came to the youth mass, it all went so smoothly thanks to you guys. As for the cake sale. WOW!!! We made £162 towards the retreat, with an extra £10 donated by a very generous parishioner from Holy Angels.
Saturday 9th Feb Parish Games Afternoon at Holy Family.
Our youth group held a games afternoon on Saturday 9th Feb at Holy Family church hall. 19 of our youth turned out to set up traditional games and also more modern electronic games. Cards, giant connect 4, scrabble and craft and colouring for the younger children. Although you will see from the photos that adults also liked the colouring and craft tables.
The purpose of the afternoon was to host the games bringing together our young people with parishioners in a fun environment. 61 people joined in the fun afternoon. Another purpose to the afternoon was to fundraise for the youth’s chosen charities: Step by Step in Aldershot and Hope for Uganda in Uganda of course.
The games afternoon finished with fish n chip supper and brownies and other cakes donated by mums for dessert along with one last fund raiser game of ‘heads n tails’ and not forgetting the raffle where it seemed most of the youth were responsible for picking out the tickets. The afternoon raised £200 all due the hard work of our young people and those who joined in the fun. Special thanks to a couple of Dads that worked hard behind the scenes especially Paul the fish n chip runner.
Gloria Benson and Hilary Gray, Youth co-ordinators
Trip to Uganda 2012
Below is a picture of the Youth who went to Uganda. Two of our Parishioners went fro Holy Angels Church and Holy Family, Sammy (HF) and Graham (HA)