Youth Group-Junior High

Prince of Peace Junior Youth Group

(Grades 5-8)

November 2017 Newsletter

Email April 17, 2017


Polar Blast Snow Tubing on January 14, 2017 at Brandywine/Boston Mills:



December 2: Pictures from Jr. YG bowling and BINGO with residents at Liberty Nursing Home


December 3rd-Liberty Nursing Home to play BINGO with the residents and bowling at Ghost Alley. Click to get more info and permission slip


Pictures from November 18th---Met at Menches in Wadsworth at 5:00 PM for a yogurt treat and then car pool to Living Hope Church to fill bags for the food pantry.



E-mail October 18, 2016

Hi everyone,

AWESOME JOB TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED WITH THE BAKE SALE! Thank you very much. Whether you baked, volunteered during the sale or helped set up/clean up, I really appreciate it. As you've heard, we made $590 to send to "Give Kids the World."


I  hope you're having an awesome day. As most of you know, this Saturday following mass is Trunk or Treat. It is a really fun event with a great crowd. This year we're serving hot dogs in the pavilion so your kiddos will have something to eat before they indulge in a lot of sugar. Following Trunk or Treat, the Jr. YG will have a short update meeting, review our gratitude project and do a character activity and game. It will be about an hour long. PLEASE let me know if your child will be attending the meeting. I understand you're busy, so a simple "yes" or "no" would be fine.


Reminder of upcoming events. I will need you to let me know if your child is participating in these events as well (but not yet) :)


October 23rd-Youth choir practice-contact Veronica


November 5th-Dinner and card making for the food pantry bags following the 5:00 Mass


November 13th-Youth choir practice; Contact Veronica at


November 18th-Meet at Menches in Wadsworth at 5:00 PM for a yogurt treat and then car pool to Living Hope Church to fill bags for the food pantry. For those of you who would prefer to meet us at the food pantry, the address is 6288 Wooster Pike, Medina, OH 44256 (Exit 76W on Rt 3, turn left and go about 4 miles. It's a small church on the left). If you get to McDonalds, you've gone too far.    I will need Virtus Trained volunteer drivers!


November 19th-For those of you who need Confirmation hours, the pantry needs you. You may go directly to Living Hope Church and volunteer. Be there at 8:30 AM. Please let me know if you have any questions. Inline image 2


 December 3rd-Liberty Nursing Home to play BINGO with the residents and bowling at Ghost Alley


 December 4th-Breakfast with Santa


 December 11th-Youth choir; Contact Veronica


 December 18th-Advent discussion, Christmas party with Confirmation Class-time TBD


I look forward to seeing everyone!


Take care and God Bless you all,




Welcome Letter July 1, 2016: Click on Link

Schedule of Events, July 1, 2016: Click on Link

June 27, 2016:

HS and JR. Youth Group's, VBS teen volunteers and families, please be sure to let Carla Grasso (330-414-7746) know if you'll be joining us for our family swim party on 7/7/16. Details and permission slips are on the back bulletin board. Click this Link to get the Permission Slip.


May 11, 2016

Hi everyone, I want you to know that I am praying for all of you.
I pray the rest of the school year is successful and safe for you and your children. I pray that the eighth graders who received their confirmation know they have me for support and help ALWAYS! I pray that as they enter into high school and the HS youth group; that they remember their church family cares for them and Jesus loves them very much. I pray for the summer to be fun and safe for everyone.
Please mark your calendars for the following:
Bridging Ceremony for the eighth graders--June 5th at the 10:30 Mass with lunch to follow. Even though this is for the eighth graders entering into the HS YG, I'd like all the Jr. YG members to sit together in the front two pews at Mass and join is for lunch. Please RSVP as soon as you can and let me know if you'll be joining us. I'd like a response from everyone. (Jenny will you please add this to the bullentin for the weeks of May 28/29 and June 4/5).
VBS-June 23, 24, and 25th from 6:00-8:30. Please plan on participating or helping with VBS this year. This is a great time for the upcoming 8th graders to get Confirmation hours and bless the younger children of our Parish. Please contact Nicole Schroeder at 330.612.0766. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jr. Youth Group family picnic--July 7th from 5:30-7:30 at the church pavilion. Let's get together and have some fun. We'll have games, prizes and food.
I ask that everyone continue to pray for Deacon Bob. We pray that his arm is healing properly. Please pray for Father Bob and that he has a wonderful and safe vacation.
Take care and enjoy the remainder of the school year.
God Bless you,

Kalahari Resort Saturday, February 27, 2016




February 1, 2016:

Hi everyone, I hope you're doing well. Thank you to those people who helped with the spaghetti dinner fundraiser. I was disappointed to hear that we had to cancel the Bible Bowl. It was so much fun last year.

Below is information on some HS and JR YG combined events. Also attached is the permission slip and information for our upcoming Kalahari trip on 2.27.16. 

February 27th-Kalahari trip-We need drivers; see permission slip Click on this Link

February 28th-Special speaker; Former Notre Dame Athlete; Mike McCoy will be at the Parish doing a motivational speech addressing teen and life issues. He travels reaching students in Catholic schools. (time will be in an upcoming church bulletin).

March 6th-Lenten Concert featuring Eric Genius and rescheduled Bible Bowl (time tba)

March 20th-Movie-"Miracles from Heaven"and return to the church school for discussion and dinner.(time tba)

April-15th-Jr.YGwe will make cards for the Ladies' Renewal, play a game and have dinner. 5:00-7:00 p.m.

April 16th-HS YGassist with the Confirmation retreat as your service project. Two shifts- 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

May 15th-Bridging Ceremony for our 8th graders and luncheon for the youth groups.

Lynette and I look forward to seeing all of you. Please mark your calendars and let either of us know if you have any questions.

God Bless you,




December 12, 2015: The Jr. Youth Group had a birthday party for Jesus. It was held at Laser Quest on 12/12. Skylar Barnett made delicious cupcakes that said "Happy Birthday Jesus." We also had our "gratitude journal raffle drawing." Danielle Clausen was the lucky winner of the $50 gift card. Winner of both laser tag games was Logan Mullins. Looking forward to a fun and rewarding 2016 with the 5-8th graders. If anyone's interested in joining the fellowship, please Contact Carla Grasso


December 5, 2015: The Junior Youth Group spent a fun filled and fulfilling evening sharing cookies and playing BINGO with the residents of Liberty One Nursing Home. Following, we went bowling at Ghost Alley. It was a great evening and below are some of the pictures:

November 20, 2015:  Jr. Youth Group met at Menchies in Wadsworth at 5:00 for yogurt and then worked at a food pantry on Route 3 in Medina bagging groceries into boxes and bags for the following day's gathering of God's people at the Living Water Church who need the food (130 families).  Here are some pictures:

November 16, 2015: Permission Slip for December 5 nursing home and bowling  (Click on Link)

October 28, 2015:  

October 18, 2015: The Jr. Youth Group enjoyed an afternoon of fellowship and fun. We decorated placemats for the soup kitchen and made cards for the food pantry. After lunch, we played a game of "What are you grateful for?"

September 26, 2015: The Junior Youth Group assisted the St. Vincent de Paul Society in their Friends of the Poor Walk at Richfield Woods, Richfield Ohio and raised $100.00 to help the poor in the area.

September 27, 2015: The Junior Youth Group enjoyed a fun filled afternoon roller skating.

Below are pictures from both events:

Attention all 5th-8th graders

There are many activities planned for the Jr. Youth Group at Prince of Peace. Follow the links for this information:

---Welcome to the Jr. Youth Group and Special Message for Parents

---Activities Planned to January 2016

---Parental Permission Slip for 9-27 Skating


July 26, 2015: The Jr. Youth Group had a fun filled day canoeing and picnicking. This is our third canoe trip and everyone had a great time.




Saturday, June 6, 2015: Jr. Youth Group met to make tags to assist the SVDP Society of Prince of Peace for the Christmas in July collection. This drive will help the Community Pregnancy Center in Barberton. The members then played games and sat around a campfire. Below are pictures from this event:



May 17, 2015: Below are pictures from the Junior Youth Bake Sale. They raised almost $300 for a summer fun Junior Youth group activity.


February 2015: The Jr and Sr Youth Groups had a fantastic day at Boston Mills/Brandywine tubing and spending time together. We sat by a fire, had lunch and zoomed down the slopes!



 The Jr. and Sr. Youth Groups hosted the 1/31/15 Meet and Greet after the 5pm Mass.

Following the Meet and Greet, they joined forces and had a "Bible Bowl." It was great fun along with a lot of Bible education! Below are a few of the pictures.




Jesus' Birthday/Christmas Party (12-13-14)

The 30 members of the Junior Youth Group went to Zip City this month to celebrate a birthday/Christmas party in honor of the birth of Jesus. Some of the pictures are below:  


Liberty Assited Living Pictures 11-22-14):

The Junior Youth Group met at Liberty Assisted Living, 1054 Freedom Drive, Wadsworth on Saturday, November 22 at 6:00pm. They enjoyed time with the residents playing bingo, singing, having snacks and talking. It was a great time. There were 28 kids in grades 5-8. Such a great turnout!



Pictures from Junior Youth Gathering 10-18-14

Members of the Jr. Youth Group had a great time after Trunk R Treat doing team building exercises and getting to know each other better. We welcome our new members and look forward to a great year.

If anyone is interested in joining the youth group, contact Carla Grasso or Kathy Bugajski.

We welcome your friends too!


Pictures from Junior Youth Shrine/Cedar Point-Sept. 20, 2014

Pictures from Junior Youth Fest-August 4, 2014

Pictures from Junior Youth Canoe Trip-2014


April 29 - (evening) - make sandwiches and pack lunches for the Community Kitchen(formerly Springtime of Hope) Sandwich Project, then head to Sweet Henry's for some Ice Cream. YUM!
Pictures from this Sandwich project

Junior Youth Group Tentative Plans for the next few months:

Here is a look ahead at Youth group events coming up...we look forward to seeing you at as many of them as you can.
April 19 - (11:45 to 1:30) the Jr youth group is invited to help run the Easter Egg Hunt, by providing games for the 9 and under kids to play.  A sign up sheet for this is in the church vestibule.
May 18 - Bake Sale at church - Yes, we need you to bake some goodies to sell after both the Sunday masses.  Why?  We would like to make a little money to spend on a trip to the Sorrowful Mother Shrine and an outdoor Mass towards the end of summer along with some fun at Cedar Pont following Mass.
June 12-14 are the Vacation Bible School dates this year, and anyone entering 6th grade and older is invited to join the VBS staff
July - we are looking at July 13th to host the 10:30 mass, then head off to Canal Fulton for a picnic and canoe trip.  Will any of you be in town then?
August 3rd is THE FEST in Wycliffe, OH on the grounds of the seminary, and it is  all kinds of fun.  We will stake out a home base for the day in the stage area, and stay through the closing mass for anyone who wants to join us.
We will send out more details as events approach...
God Bless:
Carla Grasso and Kathy Bugajski

Saturday, March 15: Movie: Son of God; Junior Youth group members went to see Son of God and returned to church afterwards for discussion.




Saturday, February 1: Skating after the 5:00pm Mass. youth-skate2-14


Saturday, February 15: Youth Group is sponsoring the church social following the 5:00pm Mass. Game night follows the social. More details to come.


Youth-Xmas-13Sunday, December 15: Prince of Peace Junior Youth Christmas party was Sunday, December 15th at Charger Lanes Bowling Alley. They had bowling, a potluck meal and played a game of Sneaky Santa. Below is a picture from that event. 


Tuesday, December 17: Prince of Peace Junior Youth are assisting the volunteers on December 17th at the soup kitchen (First Presbyterian Church, 636 Park Ave., Barberton near Lake Anna by the Barberton Library).  Any youth who would like to participate can arrive at 4:00pm. We will help serve food and clear tables.  RSVP or Questions: Mrs. Grasso e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.