Stations of the Cross
April 6, 2012
Our Lady of Grace Church
A Reflection on Being Mary
By Anna R.
Not everyone gets the opportunity to be Mary, the mother of God. I had been waiting since my freshman year to have the opportunity to be Mary in the Way of the Cross. So once I was told I would be given this opportunity, I wasn't going to let anything get in the way of having such a once in a lifetime experience. Even after finding out it would interfere with my senior spring break, I still decided to come early to be able to play such a life-changing part. I've always had maternal instincts, yet I never knew they would come into play when it came to the Way of the Cross. During Stations, I have never experience such a powerful feeling as I did by being the mother of Jesus. There is no more of a heart-wrenching feeling than seeing your "son" be led to his inevitable "death." Never once have I had such a gut-knotting, tear-jerking experience, yet it was the best thing that has ever happened to me.
Playing such a major role in the Way of the Cross was extremely life changing. I have no regrets for the sacrifices that were made, nor the time spent practicing at the Church. Being a part of such an incredible prayer experience completely alters your view on Lent, Good Friday, and Easter. It had me thinking twice about the sacrifices that not only Jesus made for the love of His people, but also the sacrifices that Mary had to make as well. Having the opportunity to play such a major role in the Way of the Cross has forever changed my viewpoints of all that Jesus and Mary have done for me.
All are welcome to view a reenactment of the Passion of our Lord as portrayed by high school upperclassmen.· Each year, dozens gather at noon on Good Friday to participate in a powerful prayer service.· Please be aware that this service does contain some violence.
Cookies Bible Study
Cookies is a weekly bible study that reflects on the mass readings for the upcoming Sunday. All high school students are welcome to come and share their impressions of Scripture!
Donovan Center, Room D2
Cookies runs all year round! Join us at any time!
Freshmen Boot Camp
August 18, 2012
2:00pm - 6:30pm
If you are an incoming freshman in high school and want to get the 'inside scoop' on Life Teen, then come to the Freshmen Boot Camp! Meet the Core Team and upperclassmen leaders. Play some awesome games. Pray together. We'll whip you into shape for your first year of Life Teen!
Box City will return in Fall 2013!
Registration is now closed.
Box City was started by OLG alum Shannon Lavis in 2008. Shannon wanted to raise awareness of homelessness so that teens and the whole parish could be made aware of this human rights issue. Since then, Box City has been a special event to learn about homelessness in many ways. Box City participants will learn the facts about homelessness, how it plays into our Catholic Social Teachings, and will experience homelessness firsthand as they sleep in self-made box structures. If you're up for an adventure, then join us in our solidarity with the homelessness at Box City!
December 8, 2012
Drive-Through Scene from 6:30-8:30pm
Volunteers from 5:30-9:00pm
Our Lady of Grace Campus
The Living Nativity is a chance for Our Lady of Grace youth to give a gift to the entire Noblesville community. Students portray the Holy Family, Magi, and Innkeepers who played a role in the Nativity story of our Lord. Parishioners and neighbors will drive through a journey of a recreated Bethlehem. Many volunteers are needed to make this event happen - traffic directors, snack volunteers, clean up and set up crews, actors, singers, and guides.
May 19, 2013
Following 5:30pm Mass
To thank all the high school seniors who have contributed to OLG Life Teen, we offer a dinner at the end of the school year. Junior students and parents prepare a fine meal and the night includes a video slideshow as well as youth minister and Core Team comments. All seniors are welcome!
More details are available via a letter you should receive in April.