The St. James Youth Group activities always include an opportunity for service hours. Examples of service opportunities include Trunk or Treat at the Ronald McDonald House and the Souper Bowl of Caring for Harvesters. This year, due to the pandemic we had to rethink and adjust our service opportunities to do safe, socially distanced service. As a result, the teens are videotaping themselves reading Dear God stories. Jonah chose a passage that all of us need to hear: the Lord calms our fears. We might just want to bookmark this video and listen to Jonah re-read it as he does it so well. Jonah closes with Psalm 13:7 “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him.”
What a special young man. God Bless him and the entire youth group. My Grand and Great Grandparents use to attend Mass at St. James so many years ago. It so nice to see the Parish up and doing so well.
Thanks Stephen for your kind words. I will pass this along to Jonah. Please keep us all in your prayers as we go through this pandemic and adjust to whatever the diocese is planning for us in the synod.