Welcome to HYPE!
HYPE is a program through which the middle school youth of St. Nicholas Parish can connect with each other and with Jesus! Through community, social events, service projects, prayer events, calling each other to greater living, and more, HYPE is a program that aims to strengthen fellowship and faith in the youth of St. Nicholas and lead them toward sainthood.
Bl. Carlo Acutis was a great example of living a holy life as a young person and appreciating the beauty of Jesus in the Eucharist. He also showed how modern talents and abilities, such as his computer skills, could be used for spreading the Gospel here on Earth. Pope St. John Paul II effectively reached the hearts of many young people and encouraged them to be dynamic in living out the Catholic Faith. Bl. Carlo Acutis and Pope St. John Paul II, pray for us!
Bl. Carlo Acutis
Pope St. John Paul II
(Photo: Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons)
Spring Events and Other Opportunities
Want to keep up with announcements for future events and other opportunities? Follow the link here and request to join the group for HYPE text updates: https://StNicholasParish.flocknote.com/MiddleSchoolYout
Families are encouraged to go together to the Walk to Mary. However, if there are any middle/high schoolers who would like to attend but aren't going with their families, they are invited to join the St. Nicholas group for the 7-mile portion of the Walk, starting from Holy Cross in Green Bay at 12:15 PM. If your child would like to journey as part of the St. Nicholas group (or if your whole family would like to journey with the St. Nicholas group) please contact Joe Hinshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, coming this summer...
Last summer, Love Begins Here was a fantastic time of service, community, adventure, and coming closer to Jesus for those who attended! Please email Joe at email@example.com or call him for more info or to let him know if you plan on having your child attend. There's a video here that can give you an idea of the great adventure your child is in for if they come to Love Begins Here. You may see some familiar faces in it! Love Begins Here is open to all who are currently in 5th - 8th grade.
Looking for Adult Volunteers
The youth minister can't do the job all on his own! He needs the grace of God. Often though, God graces a person with help through other people. If you feel God is calling you to be an adult volunteer for the youth of HYPE and/or 3:6Teen, please fill out the form below to assist in the mission of bringing youth closer to Christ.
Young Examples of Saintly Living
You are never too young to start living as a saint! Holiness is not dependent on age. Read up here on different people who lived lives that, though short, were full of love and imitation of Jesus. They show how, in any life circumstance, we can choose to give ourselves to Christ and others. These persons include someone who used his computer knowledge to tell people about Jesus (Blessed Carlo Acutis), an adventurous and politically involved young man (Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati), a boy graced with immense courage (St. Jose Sanchez del Rio), and a woman who lived a saintly life in her seemingly simple life (St. Therese of Lisieux).
Let's Work Together
Get in touch so we can start working together. I would love to hear your thoughts and questions!
Or email Joe Hinshaw, the youth minister, at firstname.lastname@example.org