High School Parent Update: 11/11/13

In This Edition

Tuesday Volunteers

Sunday Intercessors

At Last Night’s Life Night

Parent Resource:  “When Your Teen is Looking At Porn”

At the Retreat

March for Life Info



I didn’t realize that I didn’t send you an email last week – I ended up getting sick after the retreat and took almost the whole week off.  I only just now realized that I never emailed you a summary of the retreat…please forgive me!



Tuesday ‘s Volunteers



We need people for every week to come and help us monitor the hallways on Tuesday Nights from 8:15 – 9:30.  If you have teens that come on Tuesdays, take a look at the schedule at http://ctkcc.lccmi.com/life-teen/tuesday-night-parent-volunteers/, and email me one or two dates that work for you to help.  Thank you so much!



Sunday Night Intercessors

It’s important that we have two people interceding for the Life Night from 8:30 – 9:30 each week in front of the Blessed Sacrament.  We still need lots of help with this, so please check the schedule at http://ctkcc.lccmi.com/life-teen/life-night-prayer-intercessors/ for open slots, and email me to take one.


This Sunday:  Kleinsorge & NEED HELP



At Last Night’s Life Night

Last night, Fr. Ed joined us to answer the teens’ questions about the faith.  We spent the whole time just listening to Fr. Ed answer questions.  Some of the topics included the Charismatic gifts, the renewal in general, questions related to Scripture, homosexuality, and a variety of other things.  This session was not recorded in order to allow the teens to more freely ask difficult questions (sometimes if there’s time, we take questions from the floor).




I think this book is important for all parents of teens.  The description comes from the website:


“As a parent, one of the scariest things you hope to never face is finding out that your teenager is looking at porn. It is an awkward, scary, and disgusting conversation that you will probably have to endeavor into at some point with your teenager. 90% of boys and 70% of girls between the ages of 13 and 14 agreed to have accessed porn in the last year. Covenant Eyes has decided to come alongside you with this difficult conversation. Remember that many parents have been down this road.


“When Your Child is Looking at Porn is a step-by-step conversation guide. The guide includes:

  • Information about the prevalence of pornography use today
  • A four-step process for discussing pornography with a child or teen
  • Scripts for conversing with a child about pornography in the light of biblical sexuality
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Information about porn use vs. porn addiction
  • A plan for protecting your home and Internet devices


You can download this Free E-Book at http://joshhevans.com/2013/10/29/free-ebook-for-parents-when-your-child-is-looking-at-porn/



At the Retreat

The retreat last weekend was, from my perspective, excellent.  The goal of the retreat was to help the teens develop community, get to know each other, and to support each other in their faith.  We had a number of competitions in which the small groups had to work together and solve various problems to help foster this.  Melisa Carnacchi gave a talk about discovering each of our unique gifts.  Emily Bachelor talked about seeing Christ in each other.  Patrick Carroll talked about finding our identity – becoming alive as ourselves – in prayer.  And Becca Zahm talked about the importance of Community.


You can check out the pictures online (even if you don’t have a facebook account) at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.660413907332676.1073741834.116835768357162&type=1&l=3801c8713e



March for Life

We don’t plan our own trip to the March for Life through Christ the King because many area organizations do this already, and we don’t want to compete with them.  I’d like to pass along the information from Right to Life of Washtenaw County, though, because many of our teens attend this trip, including a group from FGRHS.  The information and registration form is available at http://rtlwashtenaw.org/uploads/March_For_Life_2014_Registration.pdf.  Register early – space is limited.