Relics of saint
This past Sunday the parish family of St. Luke Church, Youngsville witnessed the re-setting of the altar stone that previously rested in the first altar of the old St. Luke Church in Irvine that was built in 1957. Tradition holds that a relic of St. Luke the Physician and disciple of Jesus lies inside the stone.
Relics are meant to draw us closer to the life of a saint, and to help us to imitate his faith. Pictured are Troy McFate, President of the Pastoral Council, Michael Stec, Deputy Grand Knight, Youngsville Council, Charles Mayhood, District Deputy, Deacon Philip Skerda, Father John Neff, Pastor of St. Luke and officers of the Warren Council, Knights of Columbus.
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Fr. John Neff presides over the re-setting of the altar stone at St. Luke Church in Youngsville. Tradition holds that a relic of St. Luke the Physician and disciple of Jesus is inside the stone.
St. Francis Church on East Main Street, Youngsville, is hosting its monthly community dinner on Tuesday, February 2 from 4p.m. to 6 p.m. The menu is Chicken cordon Bleu, Rice Pilaf, vegetable, salad and dessert. This is a dinner free to everyone in the community put on by the St. Francis Outreach Program. Donations are accepted. Church member Barbara Vorse said, "Come and join us." It is suggested you eat at the church with the community and then attend the public meeting at 7 p.m.at the high school
The second annual Chili Cook-Off sponsored by the Youngsville High School Club Crossroads will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cook-off funds will be donated to the organization which trains dogs for the blind, and the money will be contributed in honor of Ken Quinn. Ken, his wife, and his daughter are Youngsville residents and Ken is an active member of ROY and the EUM church.
Held in the YHS cafeteria this year, the competition is open to churches and organizations, or individuals, who would like to make a roaster of their favorite Chili recipe and, for a $5.00 entry fee, join the fun. There will also be a Chinese auction and a student art show.
Watch for more information and come to YHS to participate in the cook-off or just to try the "super Chili", and you will also be donating to the good cause.
Youngsville Heritage Communities Program
Youngsville has been approved for participation in the Pennsylvania Heritage Communities Program, a local heritage planning and implementation process involving a number of communities along the PA Route 6 Corridor. The Heritage Communities Program enhances participating communities as destinations for non-intrusive tourism on the scenic Route 6 Corridor by building on the unique characteristics and resources in each community. A local Stakeholders Group, comprised of ROY and other local residents has been working with the PA Route 6 Heritage Corporation and its planning consultant, The EADS Group, in the development of an action-oriented strategy for the Youngsville and the surrounding area.
A Community Workshop has been scheduled to review the major findings and recommendations included in the Youngsville Heritage Communities Program Community WorkPlan and to receive public input. The Workshop will be held on Tuesday February 2nd at 7:00 PM in the Youngsville High School Cafeteria. All residents and others who are interested in the future of the community and tourism are invited and encouraged to participate in the workshop.
Youngsville Children's Theater production for 2010 will be a delightfully different fairy tale of "Sleeping Beauty." It is a musical melodrama that has some wonderfully colorful characters. Needed are a king, a prince, a jester (the narrator), queen, princesses (Sleeping Beauty), couple of zany spellbinders and a wicked witch among all the townsfolk who dance, juggle, and sing. Watch for announcements on audition date and time. The theater camp will run July 19-23 from noon to 3 p.m. each day, and performances of the production will be July 24, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Any further information please contact Barb 563-4936
Anyone in Warren County who would like to take an active role in helping Youngsville's downtown revitalization efforts is asked to join the Revitalization Of Youngsville (ROY). The ROY Association is organized under the PA Downtown Center Regional Main Street program. A yearly personal member sponsorship is $10 or a business member sponsorship of $40, which includes the business name and address listed in business directories distributed across Pennsylvania and New York. For information, contact Helga, 814-563-4959, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students seek feedback
At the beginning of this month Youngsville Elementary/Middle School students mailed out invitations to local business and organization leaders inviting them to a catered breakfast that is to be held today, Thursday, Jan. 28, at the school cafeteria. The invited community leaders will learn how the students are preparing for the future in the workforce and have been asked to give the students feedback on how to help them be successful employees when the students enter the job market.