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Young at Heart
  • Young at Heart Seniors Ministry

    • The Young at Heart mission encourages friendships, fellowship and involvement in senior activities that advance member enrichment, entertainment, social and religious fulfillment.

    • About Our Group

      Joining Young at Heart, if you are age 55 or older, is an enriching, educational and pro-active experience that is right for you.  Each month you are welcome to join with us at First Friday Mass and breakfast, also at a fun-filled luncheon or at an occasional off-campus event.

      • After Mass, the First Friday breakfasts (each month), provide an opportunity to chat with others, to eat home-cooked potluck food, and to experience a true sharing experience. 
      • The luncheons, on the third Wednesday of each month (September through May), are casual and engaging.  They are potluck style and always include delicious food and desserts. Joining with us you will experience senior togetherness in an easy friendly atmosphere. The luncheons programs also feature guest speakers, activities, or special holiday treats. 
      • Group outing events are designed for your enjoyment and can include excursions, day-long events, or attendance at a variety of entertainment venues.

       

    • Frequently Asked Questions

      What benefit in belonging to Young at Heart is there for me?

      Associating with fellow seniors, sharing common social, community, religious experiences and values. 

      What is the cost and the time commitment?

      Costs? None.  There are no dues, fees or formal appeals.  The time? The Mass and breakfast on First Friday starts in the Chapel at 9 am with a free potluck breakfast available following in the Ministry Center.   The luncheons, also free of charge, start at Noon and last ‘till approximately 2:15 pm. 

      Joining Young at Heart demands a lot of my time, right?

      No.  Only as much as you personally want to give, to be involved in and wish to take part.

      Is Young at Heart an activity that runs all year?

      Each month all year First Friday Masses and breakfasts are available. Monthly luncheons are held from September through May. Other activities including local or area tours and day-long trips; some occasional events also take place during the summer months. 

    • Leadership Team

      Tom Kolda, General Chair

      George Schneider, Assistant General Chair

      Frank Barone, Chair, Travel/Transport 

      Toni Carozza, Chair, Membership/Hospitality

      Marie Ditillio, Emeritus Chair

      Barb Flanagan, Chair, Luncheon Programs

      Suanne Gettings, Chair, Finance, Pastoral Liaison

      Renee Ihle, Chair, Decorations

      Mary Immer, Chair, Prayerful Greetings, Resources

      Gail Kolda, Administrative Assistant

      John Lesosky, Culinary Coordinator

      Dale Maxwell, Chair, Breakfast Programs, Sports Venues

      Martha Smith, Young At Heart Welcome

      OTHER

      Deacon John DuPrey, Young At Heart Chaplain

    • Young at Heart Happenings

      You won't want to miss these events!

      •  OCTOBER 17, HAPPY OKTOBERFEST!  OoomPahPah! Luncheon, featuring professional accordionist Dave Sabatka from Hofbrauhaus, Columbus. It’s German, Czech, Polish Polka Time! Last names beginning with the following letters please bring 8-10 servings to share: Bread or Desserts Q-Z; Vegetables A-D; Casseroles E-K; and, Salads L-P. Raffle following. $ 1 each ticket. 
      • OCTOBER 24, TAKE THE TRAM RIDE THRU BLENDON WOODS! Rain or shine! Sign up deadline in Parish Office by Friday, October 19. FREE! Maximum number of riders: 40. Still a few seats available!
      • OCTOBER 29. EXEC. COMMITTEE meeting. 1 PM. Ministry Center.
      • NOVEMBER 2, FIRST FRIDAY, MASS and November Birthday Blessings at OLR CHAPEL, 9 AM, BREAKFAST, Ministry Center, following Mass. In honor: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please bring 8-10 servings of your favorite fall breakfast to share.
      • NOVEMBER 14, THANKSGIVING luncheon. THE BOWERY GIRLS. Vocalists Katy Wyatt, Molly Franklin, Nora Ellen Bowers. Military tribute, variety and reminiscent songs styles. Back by popular demand after two years! Last names beginning with the following letters please bring 8-10 servings to share: Bread or Desserts L-P; Vegetables Q-Z; Casseroles A-D; and, Salads E-K. TURKEY provided by Young At Heart! Raffle following. $1 each ticket.
      • NOVEMBER 26. EXEC. COMMITTEE meeting. 1 PM. Ministry Center.
      •   DECEMBER 5, WEDNESDAY.  WINTER SPECIAL TRIP to Springboro, OH for matinee dinner and ‘White Christmas’ show. Bus leaves Ministry Cntr. 8:30 am; arrives back at 5:30 pm. $65 ea. includes round-trip, meal, show (tips not incl.). Sign up/pay in Ministry Center deadline November 15. Limited seating: 48. 
      • DECEMBER 7, FIRST FRIDAY, MASS and December Birthday Blessings at OLR CHAPEL, 9 AM, BREAKFAST, Ministry Center, following Mass. In honor: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please bring 8-10 servings of your favorite winter breakfast to share.
      • DECEMBER 19, WEDNESDAY luncheon. Annual Christmas sing-along featuring Thom Wyatt! Last names beginning with the following letters please bring 8-10 servings to share: Bread or Desserts E-K; Vegetables L-P; Casseroles Q-Z; and, Salads A-D. The HAM is on us! Raffle following. $1 each ticket.
      • No Exec. Comm. Meeting in December.