CLC

CLC LogoWhat is CLC?

Chaldeans Loving Christ (CLC) offer a unique way to build a relationship with God.  Everything from Chaldean social pressures to the virtues come into sight while gathered in the Social Hall of Saint Thomas Church. CLC was designed for high school teens. These programs move at a faster pace than a traditional catechists program.  Teens’ ideas and thoughts are always heard, and questions are addressed through an informal setting; leaders of the program are often found among teens before the night, during small group and after the night.  Most of all, it is our goal to let God’s message be revealed through the Holy Spirit as He guides us through each night in prayer.

 

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Your Involvement, Ideas, & Prayers are Crucial for All of Us! Stay Involved!

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2016 Steubenville Youth Conference

Saint Thomas and Mother of God are taking high school teens to Steubenville, Ohio for a youth conference from June 17-19! Spots are limited. First come, first serve! To sign up email alanabahoura@gmail.com

Check out the promo video for the conference at the link below!

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Stay up to date on what’s happening at CLC from week to week!

April 27 – Q&A with Father Andrew

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Thank you Father Andrew for joining us and answering all our burning questions regarding the faith and this life!

April 20 – Friendship

Reflected on our earthly friendships and how they can mirror our friendship with our Heavenly Father!

To have a good friendship, we need to talk with our friend, be there for our friend, hang out with our friend, and listen to our friend. God is there for all of that, are we?

April 13 – Theology of the Body

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We got a chance to dive into Saint John Paul II’s teaching on TOB!

April 6 – Holy Martyrs

Wonderful night diving into how we can white martyrs and our call to holiness!

March 30 – NO CLC: Spring Break

Enjoy your week off, we’ll see you next Wednesday!

March 23 – Marked Movie Night at Maple Theater

CLC Leaders & Teens had a moving evening as we experienced the premiere of ‘Marked’ as a group!

ECRC’S Mar Toma Productions is releasing this documentary about the persecution of Iraqi Christians!

Watch the ‘Marked’ Trailer Here

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March 15 – Confession Night

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It’s always a spiritually uplifting night when we have confession especially before entering into Holy Week!

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March 9 – Pressures Part II

It’s always a good time when we spend time in fellowship conversing about the issues that we struggle with most as men and women trying to follow Christ in this world!

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March 2 – Drug & Alcohol Awareness Guest Speaker

Thank you to Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition and Families Against Narcotics (FAN) for sharing their testimony with our teens and parents!

Also, big thank you to Peter’s Angels for joining us and sharing their mission with us!

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February 24 – Snow Day

February 17 – Mid-Winter Break

February 10 – How to have a successful Prayer Life 

In 5 Simple Steps …

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1) Be Patient: Adoration can be a little bit of a work out for your soul so set yourself up for success. If it’s been awhile, or your first time, 5 minutes of sitting with Jesus is a good goal. Slowly increase your time—you’ll be amazed at how God increases your capacity to be with Him!

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2) Read Scripture: “When we pray we speak to God, but when we read, God speaks to us.” – Saint  Jerome

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3) Pray the Rosary: “When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.” – Saint Louis de Montfort

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4) Listen to Praise & Worship Music: It’s great to start or close adoration or prayer with Praise & Worship songs to help create a focus on the center of our time. The music and the lyrics help us quiet ourselves and turn our thoughts to God.

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5) Be Okay with Silence: “You move us to delight in praising You; for You have formed us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in You.” – Saint Augustine

February 3 – Introduction to Lent

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Thanks to our leaders for helping us prepare for Lent and reminding us the importance and spiritual rejuvenation received throughout a fruitful Lent! Can’t wait for some Praying, Fasting, and Almsgiving.

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Can’t have a CLC night without some Eucharistic Adoration to unite us as one prayerful CLC family! Thank you Jesus for the gift of our Church family!

January 27 – Opening Night (7 Deadly Sins)

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Swap out the vice you struggle with the most with the virtue that you may lack!

See you second semester, starting January 27th!

December 16 – Celebration of His Birth

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We had such a blast ending the semester and preparing our hearts for the birth of our Glorious King and Savior!

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December 9 – Digital Footprint 

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Special thank you to the Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition for join us and educating our teens on the effects of their digital footprint on their futures!

December 2 – Moral Relativism

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Check out the video we viewed this night at CLC from Real Life Catholic!

November 25 – Thanksgiving Break

November 18 – The Mass brought to you by Abouna Andrew

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A big thank you to Father Andrew for providing us with such an awesome explanation of the Mass and the spirituality & importance that is provided through it!

November 11 – Catholic, & Apostolic. 

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We finished the four pillars of the Church tonight with: Catholic & Apostolic.

Grace Committee went to 214s PB&J Outreach

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November 4 – One, Holy …

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Tonight, we began with two of the four pillars of the Church: One & Holy!

October 28 – Martyrs Night

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Thank you Father Matthew for joining us for a night and enlightening us on the history of the Chaldean Church and our martyrs!

Youth 2000

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A handful of our teens experienced the internationally known retreat, Youth 2000, a retreat based on the Eucharist and our relationship with Christ!

October 21 – Virtue & Holiness

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http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s1c1a7.htm

October 14 – Vocations Night 

Thank you to our amazing guest panel who came and spoke on their vocations!

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Have you discerned God’s calling in your life?

http://stthomascc.org/vocationsdiscernment/

October 7 – Be Made Well (Confession & Mercy)

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Check out the reconciliation page below for confession times & the examination of conscience!

http://stthomascc.org/reconciliation/

September 30 – Divine Mercy Kickoff

This semester’s theme will be Divine Mercy.

Join us as dive into the infinite mercy of our Heavenly Father!

http://www.thedivinemercy.org

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Intentions Box

The leaders are continuously praying over the intentions that are written throughout the year.

Join us in prayer for the intentions of your brothers & sisters.

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Want to Know More About Your Faith?

Here are great Catholic websites to obtain up-to-date information about the faith!

YOUCAT – http://www.youcat.org/home/

Catholic Answers – http://www.catholic.com

FOCUS – Fellowship of Catholic University Students – http://www.focus.org

Catholic Online – http://www.catholic.org

EWTN – http://www.ewtn.com

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Grace Committee

The Grace Committee is a CLC service group to bring the youth together while serving charitable acts in and outside of our community.

Email 214Missionaries@gmail.com for more information! 

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