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Summer Service and Conference Opportunities

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Blood Drive, Sunday, May 22: St. Peter Chanel

Students 16 years or older, and faculty and staff can sign up for the May 22 blood drive at St. Peter Chanel during lunches on May 5 and 6.  Students will earn works of mercy service hours for this worthy cause.

Eucharistic Congress, Saturday, June 25: “The Harvest is Abundant”

Please contact Ms. McCarthy if you can represent BT in the opening ceremony on Saturday morning at the Georgia International Convention Center, near the airport. All of the archdiocesan Catholic schools will be represented. We would love to have BT families join us in the opening and closing ceremonies. Volunteers are also needed to help with the Kids Track (working with children on crafts, music and other activities). Approximately 30,000 have attended this faith-filled day! Archbishop Timothy Dolan, from New York, will deliver the opening address.

Catholic Charities Summer Service Opportunities

https://www.btcatholic.org/upload/service_program/catholiccharitiessummeropps2011.PDF

The Christian Leadership Institute, June 27 – July 1, at Oxford Emory College, in Oxford, GA,  is designed for young people in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school, and who are involved in parish, school, or diocesan LEADERSHIP ROLES.

Practical skills will be taught in the areas of communication, planning, group dynamics, and decision making. The participants will plan prayer services, liturgies, and other group experiences. A true sense of community will be fostered through fellowship and learning.

Application is available on the Archdiocesan website: www.archatl.com .


Sonfest  2011: “Praise in Paradise”, June 6 – 10, Panama City, FL

Sonfest is a five day beach retreat open to rising high school freshmen thorough outgoing seniors, consisting of teaching sessions led by the attending parish groups and includes praise and worship music, small group time, daily beach activities, and plenty of sunshine! Highlights of the week include Spirit-filled Masses, Opportunities for Reconciliation, Talks based on the Teachings of the Church, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Time for Building Friendships. Every Parish that participates will take a leadership role by presenting a session, leading a prayer service or organizing a beach game. Estimated attendance is 350 plus participants from 20 to 30 parishes. Contact your parish to join their team.

Lose the Training Wheels Bike Camp for Children with Special Needs – July 11 – 15

Teens, 16 and older, are needed to help at this camp located at The Cooler Family Skate Center in Alpharetta. Contact Kara Hocker for information (knhocker@gmail.com 404-414-1795).

Steubenville Atlanta, Youth Conference, July 16 – 18, Gwinnett Civic Center

The LIFE TEEN Steubenville Conference in Atlanta combines awesome talks, incredible music, praise and worship, time for prayer and fellowship, entertainment, and anointed liturgies. Basically, it's a weekend for high school teens to get rocked by God, to get serious about life in Christ and His Church, and to learn the truth of the Gospel.

Details are available at www.catholicyouthministry.com/experience/steubenville-atlanta.

St. George Village is seeking students to work with senior residents who want to learn more about technology. If you want to help someone master their iPad, iPhone or just become more familiar with their laptop or desktop computer, this is a great service opportunity. Flexible hours and working on a weekend are available.

Contact Stacy Gass (sgass@stgeorgevillage.com; 678-987-0402) for more information.

Vacation Bible Schools

Parishes will host Vacation Bible Schools this summer so please contact your parish for details. Most need teens to help with the youngsters attending the sessions. Volunteer spots fill up quickly so connect with your parish as soon as possible.

Summer Mission Trips for Teens

Many parishes offer summer mission trips to teens. Contact your parish or see Ms. McCarthy for information.

 St. Francis Table

Every Saturday morning, volunteers at St. Francis Table help set up and serve food to the homeless in the basement of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Atlanta. Call ahead to advise the Saturday you will serve: 404-521-1866. Volunteers serve: 7 am – Noon.

Trinity Table

This is the oldest Sunday soup kitchen in Atlanta. Soup Kitchen Volunteers assist in serving lunch to homeless guests (Sundays 11:30 a.m. - 3:30p.m. Please call before Friday to sign up: Kathy Cannon (404) 577-6651 or email tcmkathy@bellsouth.net to schedule a date and time.

MUST Ministries

This organization helps families in need providing food, shelter and clothing. They offer many volunteer opportunities. Call 770-427-9862 for details.

North Fulton Community Charities

Volunteering at NFCC offers a rewarding experience to serve those in need. Opportunities include working in the food pantry, at the reception desk, working with Spanish clients, in the thrift shop and on special seasonal programs. Contact Karen Rupp (krupp@nfcchelp.org or 770-640-0399) for details.

Foster Care Support Foundation

Volunteers are needed most Saturdays, from 10am – 1pm, to perform Works of Mercy. Contact Jean Rearick j2rearick@gmail.com or 404-786-4490.

Stand Up for Kids

Stand Up for Kids is an organization that works with homeless teens. BT students prepare and serve dinner to these teens in downtown Atlanta. Contact Theology teacher, Mrs. Vilardi for details (tvilardi@btcatholic.org).