mission of the St. Noel Youth Ministry program is to provide, through
presence, action and example, an opportunity for high school youth
to experience the love of God through Jesus Christ and the Church.
on the Fraley Family
(left) and Megan (right) pour juice and milk
ladles out blueberry syrup at the Pancake Breakfast
Bruce and Karen Fraley and their daughters Megan and Danielle are
involved in a variety of ministries including Prime Time, Social
Justice Ministry, lectoring and most recently, the Bell Choir.
So it is fairly easy to catch them serving in at least one of these
ministries on any given weekend. This particular weekend (February
11) they helped the Youth Group at the pancake breakfast with their
Chinese foreign exchange student, Wenjing Ji.
joining the parish five years ago and finding a full time Youth
Minister on staff, the Fraleys immediately became involved in the
Jr. High Youth Group and more recently, Prime Time. Megan
went to Chicago two years ago where she worked in Misericordia with
mentally challenged adults. Last year they both went to Toronto
where they helped Canadian Food for Children sort through shoes.
They also worked with Larch (a home for the mentally handicapped)
in Toronto. Closer to home, they enjoy working with Anthony during
the Christmas project and cleaning up yards for people. They like
the fact that they don't meet at church all the time. This
kind of personal, active involvement, many times in a one-on-one
situation, is what makes their faith more real to the girls.
Anthony Camino was looking for Lectors about a year and a half ago,
Megan volunteered. With no fear of public speaking, she felt
it would be another good way to become involved. Both Megan
and Danielle already play musical instruments, so when Elka White
invited them to join the Bell Choir this year, it seemed like a
a desire to become involved in a "hands-on" way, Bruce
and Karen joined the Social Justice Ministry where they were busy
with things like a recycling project, Loaves and Letters and bringing
speakers in. Most recently Social Justice has sponsored the Super
Size Me & a movie for the adults and they've been working with
the garden for St. Augustine's.
flips pancakes for the Youth Group
We celebrate the Fraley family and their gifts and thank them for
sharing them with our community. Want to learn more about the Youth
Groups or any other ministry? Call the parish office at 440-946-0887.
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