Middle School


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Get CROSS FIt… Go to CROSS tRAINING Youth Group!
All middle and high school students are encouraged to participate!   We gather at the same time, but will meet in different spaces.  Try once, come back for more.

Additional events are planned as the opportunities arise, so please check back here, the bulletin, or the Youth Ministry Bulletin Board at church for other events to attend.


Make a joyful noise, spread the word!

Jesus was a gift to us, light of the world, our savior.


Saturday, December 9, Noon-3:15pm

Help at Christmas Party for Kids in the city. Shine the light of Christ to those we meet.  Lead a game, hand out prizes, & give children something to smile about! J J J

Please let Christina know if you’re interested in helping. 

We'll meet at Holy Spirit at Noon and ride to First Ward Community Center together.

From 1-2:30 we'll lead games for children.

At 2:30 we'll clean up and head back to Holy Spirit, so we're there by 3:15pm

Permission slip is attached at the bottom of this page and can be found on the bulletin board at church.


4    HSP Bazaar   Need 2-4 HS volunteers to help

12   CROSS tRAINING Youth Group—6:15-8:15p @ HSP

       22  Service Day   For all!  Go to The Mustard Seed Shelter or St. Francis Home.  See above or check the bottom of this page for a link to the registration form or the Youth Ministry bulletin board.


9    Cathedral District Christmas Party for Kids—Volunteers needed to run games and hand out prizes, Noon—check bulletin or website for details

10   CROSS tRAINING Youth Group—6:15-8:15p @ HSP

27 Activity Night @ HSP—7-9p   Open gym, games,   movie, pizza & more; friends & cousins welcome!


7    CROSS tRAINING Youth Group—6:15-8:15p @ HSP

       *Note: We are meeting the first Sunday of the month, not the second Sunday, just for January

  13     Service Day—Will travel to Detroit with teens from our diocese to join over 500 youth embarking on the city to give back to those in need in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  All day event—SIGN UP IS DUE IN DECEMBER

  18-21  HS—March for Life Trip to Washington D.C. **Sign up by 11/30/17


1 1   CROSS tRAINING Youth Group—6:15-8:15p @ HSP

14   Ash Wednesday

  19   Service Day   For all, check bulletin or web for details

*Soup Suppers for all each Wed of Lent at 6p, @ HSP

*Stations of the Cross for all each Fri of Lent


10   Middle School Retreat—Details TBA   This is an annual diocesan event for middle school students.  Experience Jesus in a special way during Lent.  Retreat ends with FEED THE FIRE.

10   Feed the Fire Mass with Bishop Cistone—5p @ St. Brigid of Kildare, Midland   Event features praise & worship music with visiting musicians.  Families welcome.  Mass is followed by dinner, and then Bishop Cistone leads those attending in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

1 1    CROSS tRAINING Youth Group—6:15-8:15p @ HSP

16   Activity Night @ HSP—7-9p   Open gym, games, movie, pizza & more; friends & cousins welcome!

23 Vocations Day @ Center for Ministry—9a-3p   For 10th graders to learn more about beginning the path of listening for God’s call  *Must register by Th, 3/15/18

25 Palm Sunday

29 Holy Thursday   Volunteers needed for evening service

30 Good Friday   Volunteers needed for service

31   Easter Vigil


1      EASTER! 

8    CROSS tRAINING Youth Group—6:15-8:15p @ HSP

14-15   NET RETREAT  NET Ministries will be sending a team of young adults to lead teens from our local parishes through a retreat.  This group does an outstanding job of being relevant and keeping young people engaged while helping them to grow in faith.  Ask any one who knows about this group and you will hear nothing but praise—from youth with many interests and backgrounds.  Learn more about NET at netusa.org.  Watch the bulletin and our website for details.


TBA  8th Grade Celebration Mass @  10:30a  This is a special mass for diocesan youth who will be preparing for high school. 

5    Service Day   We’ll help distribute groceries to the needy at Old Town COC

20  Pentecost, Parish Feast Day


3    Mass & Reception for the Class of 2018 @ HSP—8:30a (mass @ 9, reception after)

14   Kokomo’s Fun Night for MS—6-9p

24-29  Youth Encounter Service—5p-5p   Local ‘mission trip’ for high school students from our diocese


TBA 2018 St. John Paul II Youth Gathering @

Sacred Heart Church, Gladwin   This diocesan event attracts over 50 teens to serve, eat, and float down the river together (by tube, kayak, or canoe) with other Catholic teens from Detroit.

TBA Youth Mission Trip to St. Vincent Mission, KY   Week long service trip to help families in Eastern KY


18  MY FAITH YOUTH RALLY @ SVSU   All day diocesan event, check bulletin or web for details

***RECEIVE EVENT REMINDERS on your phone! 

Text 81010 this message: @badisciple 

There are many ways to be active in the Church!

Bonus dates!  If you are willing to serve people in need on your day off from school, invite a friend and let Christina know you need a ride.  Options are listed below.


¨ St. Francis Home—Contact Jackie or Vickie @ 781-3150—Visitors are welcome any day; spend 30 minutes or an hour reading, playing a game, walking or visiting with a resident.

¨ Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption—3rd Saturday @ 8am—Serve Breakfast to neighbors in need

¨ Abortion Alternatives Information—Contact Tania or Ruth @ 754-0091—Sort baby clothes, diapers and food or help in the yard. Volunteers are welcome most days and with short notice, please call ahead.

¨ Soup Kitchen at Old Town Christian Outreach (just off Gratiot)—M, W, or Fr from 9am-1pm   Prepare and serve lunch to neighbors in great need who come for a hot meal and fellowship

¨ Help hand out groceries (provided by local donations and Eastern MI Foodbank) at Old Town Christian Outreach (just off Gratiot)—Saturdays from 9am-1:30pm—Help set-up distribution tables, greet folks and share the food, help clean up. Open rain or shine, in the cold and in the heat.

¨ Holy Spirit Faith Formation—Contact Debbie @ 781-3330 to help with  elementary formation classes

¨ Participate more fully in our mass by serving as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Usher or Gift Bearer—Contact Kathy @  781-2457

*Watch your email and the bulletin board for Service Opportunities

Youth Activities Coordinator: Christina Eisengruber
phone: (989) 781-3330, x26
Holy Spirit: www.saginawhsp.org
Diocese of Saginaw: www.saginaw.org

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