7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 35

— 1 —   This Week’s PostMr. Online Man  If you are participating in on-line dating, check out my recommendations for how to respond to men!  If you are not participating in on-line dating, check out my reasons for giving it a try!

— 2 —  This Is BIG!  I have a guest post coming up next week that is amazing, powerful, beautiful and life-changing.  I believe everyone will be blessed by reading it. Look for it on Monday!!

This is big

— 3 —  Attention Youth Ministers, Priests and Parents:  Are you interested in Evangelizing and growing your Parish community?  My parish, St. John Francis Regis, has hosted a Summer Program for the last 3 years. Enrollment has grown to over 250 kids per week with almost 300 registered for the week of Vacation Bible School.

It is so popular that they are now employing over 50 College-age instructors.  The Instructors are not just any old college student.  They are College age instructors who are very strong in their faith and use their talents in support of the program goal.  What is the program goal, you ask?  Evangelization!  Is it working?  Yes!  These College instructors love the Lord, His Church, the Eucharist, the Sacraments, Adoration and kids!  The Instructors attend daily Mass and Adoration is available every day.

The classes include Sports, Arts, Math and Science.  Here is the list of classes offered.

Why am I telling you this?  Because we want to share the good news about what the Lord is doing and we want to give you the opportunity to start a Summer Program at your Parish.  How?  Contact me and I will put you in touch with the right people.  You can do this!

— 4 —  How To Increase Your Vocations:  Oh, I am not done bragging about our Summer Program.  Take a look at our Vocations Wall.  Do you see all those holy faces?  Each one has, at one time or another, been a Summer Program Instructor.  Remember….daily Mass and Adoration!  They are listening for and hearing the Lord speak.

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St. John’s Vocation Wall

— 5 —  Attention Youth Ministers:  If you would like to visit us and check out this amazing Summer Program, please send me an email to be considered.  You will need to get yourself here but then Gregg and I will host you for a couple of days while you get to know the Program and the fantastic Instructors. Seriously, this Program is too good to keep to ourselves!!  p.s.  Female Youth Ministers will stay at my house and Male Youth Ministers will stay with another host family. 🙂

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— 6 — Spotlight On:  This week’s spotlight is on Laura from Catholic Cravings for her honest post from the Not Alone Series.  The topic this week was “What I love about being single.” 

Speaking of the Not Alone Series, the award for highlighting the best thing about being single goes to Nikki from A Catholic Heart For Home.  What did she say was the best thing?  Not having to shave your legs.  Amen, Sister!

— 7 —  A Letter To Our Priests And Bishops:  Did you see this post by Emily Stimpson?????  I know that we, the laity, have a lot of work to do but she gracefully lets our Priest and Bishops know that we need their leadership to spur us on to holiness.  Emily is such a gift to us.  Thank you, Emily.  

God love and bless you!

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9 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 35

  1. That summer program sounds amazing! I would be interested in coming (where is your parish?) but with WYD that is taking a big focus for me…excited to read your blog post on Monday, you always have good stuff:)

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