Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Hi Everyone! I Hope you all have had a fabulous week so far and have been enjoying the last few days or Mother Mary's month of May. With June right around the corner, and the St. Bonaventure Baseball League's annual BBQ and Finals Day coming up on the 24th, I would like to have some of the Youth Group be present at the BBQ with me. I think it would be great if we could have some t-shirts made up to represent our group. So this week, we will be spending some time designing logo's in the first hour of the drop in before we go outside to play any sports or setting up any activities inside. I look forward to seeing all of you on Friday after school!

-Pete

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Hi Everyone! Due to the long weekend coming up the drop-in program's for Friday and Sunday will be cancelled this week. We will resume the elementary drop-in program on Friday, May 26th, and the high school drop in will resume Sunday, June 4th (the Sunday, May 28th we have our confirmation retreat which will be requiring the use of the hall during our drop in time). I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend this past weekend and is looking forward to wonderful and blessed long May weekend coming up! Please email if there are any questions! pdosman@st-bonaventure.ca

God Bless!

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Hi Everyone,

UPDATES: This Friday I will be at St. Mike's teaching during the day, so I will be arriving to the church for approximately 3:30pm, but my parents (Mike and Jill) will be graciously helping me once again, so they will be there to help with the set-up and the beginning portion of the drop in until I can get there from school. Once I arrive, if the weather is nice, I would like to organize a pick-up soccer game or soccer-baseball game, for all of us to play and enjoy the nice weather together. Also, I am still working on a combination St. Bonnie's Youth Group Poster with all of the drawings that you all did for me during Lent and will hopefully have that completed for the drop in next Friday. Once again, if there are any parents or older youth who are willing to step forward and assist me with this programming or any of my other programming please do not hesitate to get in touch with me via my parish email: pdosman@st-bonaventure.ca.

God Bless!

-Pete


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Hi everyone! For those of you who have been checking this blog, I apologize for the time delay in my posting for the month of April. Moving forward, I will be updating this blog much more regularly, so please pay attention to it for the most up to date information and announcements regarding Youth Ministry here at St. Bonaventure.

Important Updates: 

The elementary school drop in (Grade's 6-8)program has been a huge success so far and I hope to continue to see it grow as we move towards the end of the school year and into the summer. As the weather gets better I hope to move towards mixing in some outdoor activities in addition to the current indoor ones. Also, as the numbers for this drop in continue to grow I will be requiring more and more volunteers to assist me with set up and execution of activities. If you are a parent reading this and would be wiling to assist me please send me an email: pdosman@st-bonaventure.ca where I can begin the volunteer process. In addition, if you have any teenage children in high school who are looking for some volunteer hours, this drop in or assisting me with some of my Saturday events, would be a great way to satisfy that requirement.

The high school drop in program is not doing so great. I have had a few people interested in it, but have not had anything materialize really in the last four weeks running it. I am hoping to garner some more attraction in the coming weeks by going into a few high schools and speaking to some of the students there. This drop in program runs from 1pm to 2:15pm immediately following the 12pm mass on Sundays. It will be running this weekend for sure, so if you are interested please come check it out!

Well, thats it for updates for now, but please check the blog regularly as I will be updating it frequently in future!

God Bless,

Pete!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Hello everyone! My apologies for no confirmation blog posting last week regarding the drop-in. We are on for the drop-in this week, and we will begin at 3:00pm and run until 5:00pm. If there are any parents who are willing to assist and volunteer their time to be with me this week that would be fantastic. As we, prepare for Easter and are approaching the end of Lent, I would like to begin this week's drop-in program by taking the group through the Stations of the Cross in the Church. We will meet as we usually do in the Parish Hall and go as a group together over to the Church. If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out and get in touch with me at: pdosman@st-bonaventure.ca. Hope to see all the same faces and some more new ones this week :)! God Bless!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Hi Everyone! Because this Friday falls during March Break and there is no school this week, we will be cancelling the Drop-In for this Friday. I hope you all have an enjoyable and restful rest of the March break and will see you all Sunday at Mass, or next week at the Drop-In! Like always, if you have any questions or want to get in touch my email is: pdosman@st-bonaventure.ca! God Bless!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Friday, March 10th, 2017

A big thank you to all of the youth and parents who came out last Friday to support and make our gathering fun! Looking forward to seeing everyone and some new faces I hope again this week. We will be discussing some topics regarding Lent during our social this week, so make sure you know what you are giving up for Lent! Also, if anyone wants to bring their homework with them this week that would be great. We had some youth gathered in a little study session last week which was quite productive! See you all Friday at 3:15pm in the Francis Room!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Friday, March 3rd,  2017

Hi All! Looking forward to seeing some familiar and new faces tomorrow at the St. Bonnie's Youth Drop-In! Tomorrow we will be having another social evening, with some snacks and games (ping pong, cards, chess, checkers, sketching, etc.). If anyone has any questions or any parents have any questions about tomorrow or any event in the future please send me an email at: pdosman@st-bonaventure.ca!

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Friday, February 24th, 2017

The Drop-In will be back in action tomorrow! Open to anyone in Grade 6 and up! There will be games and snacks for those in attendance tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing all of you there tomorrow afternoon! If anyone has any questions or would like to get a hold of me please send an email to pdosman@st-bonaventure.ca and I would be happy to answer any questions anyone has!

Monday, 13 February 2017

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Because of the PA Day for St. Bonaventure Elementary School on Friday, February 17th, 2017 there WILL NOT be a drop in that afternoon. We will resume our regular drop-in schedule for the following week on the 24th of February. Enjoy your long weekend!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Friday, February 10th, 2017


Happy Belated New Year to everyone and welcome back from the Holidays! I am excited to announce the beginning of a new drop in program on Friday afternoons from 3:15pm-5:15pm (some Friday’s will go longer I’m sure, but usually that is when I will be ending the drop in). There will usually be snacks and drinks provided, as well as games and activities! This drop in will begin on Friday, February 10th, 2017 and will run until the end of the school year. It is open to any student in Grade 6 and up! Be sure to check the blog weekly to see if there is any updates or changes in the schedule, or any special items to bring! See you all Friday!