A Message From Fr. Pat...
To my dear St. John Neumann Parish family:
“Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord, making disciples through our Catholic faith!”
Sounds familiar, right? It should! It’s our Parish Mission Statement! So if you haven’t committed it to memory just yet, that is your homework for this week!
This summer, we put our mission statement into action with our inaugural St. John Neumann Summer Camp! Scheduled for the week of July 27-July 31, the Camp is open to youth ages 6-14 who are looking for some faith-filled fun in the midst of the summer heat! A cool feature of this camp is its appeal to a diverse group of children. There are three “tracks.” For the creative child, there is the “arts” track. For the athlete, there is the soccer clinic. And for the future American Idol contestant, there is the music track. The majority of the day will be spent in the area of interest for the particular child, with the whole group coming together for some prayer and worship in the middle of the day.
And if that doesn’t sound amazing enough, there is more good news. As you know, a week of summer camp isn’t cheap. Comparable programs in the local area can be $200 per week or more. However, in an effort to make our camp accessible and affordable, our registration fee is just $25 per week, which includes lunch and snacks daily. Where can you beat that?
So, what does this have to do with our mission statement? As SJN Summer Camp is open to ANY child, we welcome not only our parish children, but also their friends, classmates, and those in our surrounding neighborhood. Our vision is that, in the coming years, the SJN Summer Camp will become a neighborhood tradition and, for some, a “first look” at the Catholic faith. So, your job is to SPREAD THE WORD! Registration forms are in the Gathering Area and in the Faith Formation office NOW!
Have a great week!