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We are looking for new Prayer Partners for School Year 2021-2022. Please consider joining the intercessory prayer team for our young church. Our children need strong, silent support as they continue on their life journey.
John N. Lamperis from Joyful Hope presentations joins us as he consults on evangelization of our youth ministry, religious education and other parish programs. John is the father of 8 children ranging in age from 10 to 33 and enjoys riding motorcycles, playing the drums and parties. John and his wife Stephanie live in Batavia. John is the co-founder of Camp WOW and founder of Camp Rock which are now in their 22nd year. He provides talks and retreats in three local dioceses.
Joyful Hope is what John is about. Many of our parishioners can testify to that from his presentations during Mass. John sees JOY as one of the many results of the Sacrifice of Christ and understands how it motivates our youth into a deeper journey with Jesus and a steady participation at RE classes, Youth Group and Mass. The best way to sum up his goals and purpose here is “How do we make it more fun!” and in this way, everyone will know we are Believers.
God, our Father, we your children praise and glorify your name. We are profoundly grateful for the mystery of your Son’s love and redemption. This Word is a priceless treasure that must be cherished, shared, and given away.
We reach out our hands to welcome, to nurture, and to shape the hearts of all. We reach out to proclaim the liberating truth of Christ. We reach to build more solidly a community grounded in and inspired by your Kingdom.
May the coming generations of St. Katharine Drexel commit, as we commit, to nurturing self and others as disciples. May the generations to come have, as we do, a lifelong passion to know, love, and serve Jesus and others. And may they embrace, as we embrace, the transformative power of the Holy Spirit.
Guide us, Father, that we may carry and pass on the wisdom, joy, and peace of the Risen Lord.