Preparing for and running a summer camp is an incredible amount of work! Yet every year summer, camp stands out as one of the ministry highlights of my year. So I have to ask myself why.....?
-Is it the steady diet of hotdogs and hambugers? Unlikely.
-Is it the 3-4 hours of sleep each night? Nope!
-How about that smell....a blend of mosquito repellant, sunscreen and unwashed clothes? Think I could live pretty nicely without that particular fragrance.-And the bugs...a cocktail of wasps AND mosquitos AND fish flies AND ticks? Definitely not!!
Each generation thinks today’s ‘teens are irresponsible wastrels and that thought goes all the way back to the Greek philosophers and I admit, sometimes I feel the same way. However, I’m more optimistic and confident in today’s high school ‘teens after observing them for about a year and a half as a trustee on the Catholic School Board and after attending a couple of graduating exercises. Those ‘teens I have seen are bright and focused. Not all are sure of what they want to do with their life but they’re confident they either have the tools now or will obtain what’s needed to pursue whatever they decide to do.
Did you know who the Protocol for Responsible Parish Ministry Screening Committee Chairperson is for your parish? All parishes in the Archdiocese of Regina [to be completely honest all but 3 of the parishes in the Archdiocese--and we are working on those] have a PRPM Screening Committee. If you are not aware of who is fulfilling this role, ask your Parish Priest or Pastoral Council Chairperson.
If you need more information on the Protocols you can 'click' on the Protocol icon in this webpage or call us at 306-3521651 ext 239.