Bowling trip in the Bronx
Our Idente Youth teens and kids had a lot of fun
bowling at Van Nest Lanes !
Our youth joined the Idente Youth of our sister parish, Santa Maria Church.
We were a group of almost 40!
Join us for our next
What are we listening to?
Our Idente Youth teens meeting, in the Bronx, was lively! The topic of the meeting centered on music that we listen to and the importance of paying attention to the song's lyrics / message. The teens shared that they often like a song because of its beat but forget to pay attention to the lyrics and message. Often times, the messages of songs can have mixed messages and promote vices such as drugs, sex, the objectification of women and the vain pursuit of fame / money. We agreed to continue discussing this important topic next week and we welcome teens (6th to 12th graders) to join us!
Our meeting will be next Wednesday at 6:00pm at Saint Dominic's. Hope you can join us! - Brother Pjeter
Thank you to all that made it to our last IY meeting. The topic of discussion was “Decision Making.” Below were some of the questions we reflected on
· What is the most difficult decision you have made and why? How did you make it?
· How has God guided you to make holy choices in your life?
· What is the formula to make a good decision?
Please note that we will not have IY meeting on Sat, 13 Feb. We will meet again for the Ice-Skating trip on Sat, 20th Feb.
Have a wonderful week!
In the Sacred Hearts of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Details of Ice'Skating trip:
Saturday, 20 Feb 2016
12:30pm to 2:30pm
2600 Newbridge Road,
Bellmore, NY 11710
[$9(General Admission) + $4(Skate rental)]
Additional $5.50 if using public transportation from church. Please bring your own lunch.
Town of Hempstead Resident: $7 (General Admission)
(Proof of Residency REQUIRED for Discount. School\College ID would be accepted)
Please note your parents could either drop you at the rink at 12:15pm and pick you up at 2:30pm or they could drop you at the church at 11:00am and pick you up from the church at 3:30pm.
Our Lady of Loretto Parish
104 Greenwich Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
What is Chastity?..
Thank you to all of you that made it to our last meeting. The topic of discussion was “Chastity.” Johnny and James were courageous enough to make a dynamic presentation on this hot subject. Kudos to both our heroes J
Some of the questions we battled included:
(1) The definition of chastity.
(2) Is sex a gift or a pleasure giving activity.
(3) Is abstinence possible or relevant in today’s society.
(4) The consequence when sex is misused.
Simple Definition: Chastity is synonymous with sexual purity. Chastity means not having any sexual relations before marriage. It also means fidelity to husband or wife during marriage.
Below are some beautiful quotes on the subject
“Deep within yourself, listen to your conscience which calls you to be pure . . . a home is not warmed by the fire of pleasure which burns quickly like a pile of withered grass. Passing encounters are only a caricature of love; they injure hearts and mock God’s plan.”
– Pope John Paul II
“To be pure, to remain pure, can only come at a price, the price of knowing God and loving him enough to do his will. He will always give us the strength we need to keep purity as something as beautiful for him.”
– Mother Teresa
“Only the chaste man and the chaste woman are capable of true love.”
– Pope John Paul II