Redeemer will be brimming with youthful energy on Sunday, May 5 — our annual Youth Sunday celebration. Each year on this special Sunday, Redeemer gives thanks for the talented, kind, hardworking and engaged youth of our parish. We are blessed with such wonderful young people who do so much for our church and our community — Youth Sunday gives them a chance to have their young voices heard through sharing their unique perspectives with the entire congregation.
For the parents, clergy, and older parishioners of our church, this is a wonderful day to hear firsthand the thoughts and feelings, hope and faith of our young people who are the future of our Church.
On Youth Sunday, youth in grades six through 12 participate in all elements of the 7:30, 9, and 11 o’clock morning masses — including offering addresses to the congregation in place of the regular sermon.
The day also provides the perfect opportunity for our parish to show its support for our youth by attending the “Take Stock in Youth” fundraiser held at 10:15 in Gillespie Hall, between the end of the 9 a.m., and beginning of the 11 a.m. services. Donations collected are used to fund Redeemer’s Mission Trips which take place every summer.
This year for the first time, parishioners may make donations in advance of Youth Sunday to give this day a solid head start in fundraising. “Take Stock in Youth” donations may be easily and securely made right now through the PayPal option below.
As well, donations will be accepted during the fundraiser itself, and during all services that day. If you donate during service but cannot attend the fundraiser, just be sure to mark your donation envelope for “Take Stock in Youth.” If you miss the opportunity to donate before or on May 5th — don’t worry! This page will be accepting online donations through Monday, May 13; and of course, the Parish Office will accept donations all year-round for our youth.
Youth Sunday has a grand finale in the evening when a lovely dinner is held for all of Redeemer’s high school seniors graduating in June — and their parents, of course! Fittingly, the dinner is hosted and served by our high school juniors and their parents.
Click on the PayPal icon below to make your online donation today — and see you in church on Youth Sunday!
Donation minimum of $10 is required to use PayPal; suggested donation amounts are $10, $25, $50, $75, $100, $200, etc. Any amount over $10 that you would like to donate is gratefully accepted!