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SEAS Youth Ministry Updates:

Congratulations to the Class of 2024! We are very proud of you and pray for many blessings as you take your next steps. Remember, SEAS is always home.

Join us for an evening of softball, hot dogs, and fun on Sunday, June 9, from 4:00-7:00 PM at the SEAS Softball Field. This event is open to all SEAS youth entering grades 6-12 this fall, along with recent high school graduates. We’re inviting area parishes to join us. It’s sure to be a great time!

Due to scheduling conflicts, SEAS Youth Ministry will not hold a garage sale this year. We appreciate your support of past sales and encourage you to donate your items to the upcoming SEAS Harvest Home Garage Sale.

KRUNCH (Kids aRe United iN Christ’s House) is a group for youth in grades 3-5. Summer meetings will be held from 5:30-7:00 PM in the O’Reilly Gym and Youth Room on the following dates. Pizza will be served.
- Friday, June 14
- Friday, July 19
- Friday, August 16

For more information or questions, contact:
Ellen Chindlund, Youth Minister
youth@seaschurch.org | 417.887.6472 ext. 608

Welcome to the vibrant community of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Youth Ministry (SEAS CYM)! Our mission is to foster Catholic fellowship, provide faith formation, and offer support for our young disciples. Join us in building a community where faith, fun, and Christian living intertwine.

  1. Catholic Fellowship:

    • Create an environment of camaraderie among Catholic youth.
    • Establish a close-knit community for mutual support and encouragement.
  2. Faith Formation:

    • Engage in Scripture studies to deepen understanding.
    • Explore Apologetics to strengthen faith and address questions.
    • Foster spiritual growth through various faith-building activities.
  3. Support for Young Believers:

    • Provide a supportive space for young believers to navigate life.
    • Encourage the integration of Christian values into daily living.

ROC & CREED–ROC (grades 6th-8th) and CREED (grades 9th-12th) youth groups meet weekly on Wednesdays. ROC meets from 5:00-6:30 PM and CREED meets from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Youth Room & O’Reilly Gym.

KRUNCH is the SEAS Youth Ministry program for youth in grades 3rd-5th. They meet on the 3rd Friday from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Youth Room and O’Reilly Gym. Pizza will be served.

YOUTH OPEN GYM–  Come and enjoy food and fun at the next SEAS Open Gym! The Youth Room and Gym will be every other month on a Sunday from 6:00-8:00 PM. Check Calendar for dates. Be sure to bring your friends (they don’t have to attend SEAS). Snacks and drinks provided. Open to all youth in grades 6th-12th.

SEAS Pastoral Council Youth Ministry Report – May 2024
Our final middle school and high school gatherings for this school year were on Wednesday, May 15. They were very well attended. Simon Elfrink, the new Associate Director of Youth Ministry for the diocese, dropped by our high school group. He had a great time meeting our youth and Youth Ministry team. He’s excited to serve the youth and youth minsters of our diocese. We will resume our weekly gatherings on Wednesday, September 11.

During the summer, in place of our weekly times, we will meet monthly with middle and high school groups. Our June event will be a softball game on June 9 here at SEAS. We have invited the area Catholic youth groups to join us. It should be a great time! The plans for July are not yet finalized and August will be a pool party.

We continue meeting with the KRUNCH group monthly throughout the summer. This group is for youth in grades 3-5 during the 2023/24 school year.

We have a group of 35 youth and 6 adults attending the Steubenville Conference at MSU on July 5-7. It should be a great conference.

We will also be attending Camp Covecrest July 29- August 3. This is sure to be a fantastic time of spiritual growth for our young people.

Due to scheduling conflicts and difficulty getting volunteers, Youth Ministry will not be holding a garage sale this year. This information will be published in the upcoming bulletin. We are encouraging those who support our sale to be sure and donate their items to the Harvest Home sale. We plan to replace this with another fundraiser, so please stay tuned.

If you or any other parishioners have questions about Youth Ministry, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

As always, thank you for all you do for our youth!

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Chindlund
Youth Minister
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish