9408 Wilson Ave SW, Byron Center, Mi 49315

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Ignite High School Youth Ministry

Ignite the Fire Within

 

Ignite is a small group experience committed to the reality that young people are an important and integral part of our parish community, and in fact are the Catholic Church.  Ignite seeks to build future leaders of the Church by fostering and nurturing the faith of our youth. Ignite leads our youth in their faith journey, and walks with them in the light of Christ by bringing them together with their peers and leaders for fellowship, fun and spiritual direction.

Currently ZOOMING Online Sunday from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Contact Rod@stSebastianMi.org for details and log in info.

 

 

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2019-2020 Youth Ministry Registration Form

 

 

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Medical Release Form

2019-2020 Medical Release Form

THIS FORM SHOULD BE USED FOR:
1. By anyone who is not registered in our youth ministry but would like to participate in an event.
2. For any parent who needs to update their youth's medical release form.
  • Medical Treatment Release

    As the parent or legal guardian, BY CLICKING “SUBMIT” BELOW I hereby authorize first aide/medical treatment for my youth(s) who is/are listed above in the event of an emergency which may endanger her/his life, cause disfigurement, physical impairment, or undue discomfort if delayed. It is understood that efforts will be made to contact the emergency contact person listed on this form as soon as reasonably possible. In the event that my youth(s) requires my authorization for treatment and I cannot be reached in an emergency, I hereby give my permission to the physician selected by the activity leader to hospitalize, secure medical treatment, and/or order an injection, anesthesia or surgery for my youth(s) as deemed necessary. Furthermore, BY CLICKING “SUBMIT” BELOW I understand all reasonable safety precautions will be taken at all times by the parish and its agents during youth programing and events. I understand the possibility of unforeseen hazards and know the inherent possibility of risk. I agree to waive and release, and indemnify and hold harmless Saint Sebastian Church, any and all affiliated organizations, its/their employees, agents, representatives, volunteers and drivers, from any and all claims my child may have, excluding claims for intentional misconduct or gross negligence, arising from or relating to my child’s participation in this event.

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We Are the Pro Life Generation

October 6/7, 2018

My dear friends in Christ,

This year’s Respect Life Month theme, “Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent,” takes its inspiration from our Blessed Mother and her appearances as Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego in Mexico. During her appearance in 1531, the Virgin Mary asked Juan Diego to build a church where the people, whose culture was gripped by oppression and death, could encounter her Son and receive her care. Juan Diego accepted this mission that would lead to the conversion of millions of people. By embracing his mission, Juan Diego showed us what it means to be chosen and sent.

Today’s world remains in the grip of oppression and death as shown in the many ways our culture diminishes the value of human life. How are we being called like Juan Diego to change our culture and place a priority on human life? This year’s theme emphasizes the immense value we place on human life and dignity as Catholics, from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death. Before we are formed in our mother’s womb, we are created in the image and likeness of God. This means nothing can diminish our worth. We are created for an eternal union with Him and called into a deeper relationship with our Savior. We are chosen through baptism to receive the love freely given to us by the Father and spread it throughout the world. God calls us to love our brothers and sisters as people chosen and cherished by Him.

In our interactions, whether face-to-face or through social media, do we view each person as someone created in the image and likeness of our Savior? Or do we see them as a silhouette of a person whose dignity does not register with us? We are called to reflect on how we treat each other and respond by enabling those we encounter to be accorded their inherent dignity and worth.

I thank those parishes, schools, and institutions throughout our diocese who participate in the Respect Life program during this month and who make respect life efforts a priority throughout the year. Building a culture of life is an indispensable part of our calling as Christians.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, Bishop of Grand Rapids

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