T.U.F. Talent Performance Earns $$ for Notre Dame Summer Conference
By Anne Marie Jauch
On Sunday, May 7th, our Parish Hall was the place to be. Our t.u.f. Group (Teens United in Faith) hosted a wonderful fundraiser. The Conundrum on the Crackerjack Cruise was a wonderful whodunit performed by a very talented cast and supported by an equally talented crew behind the scenes.
The purpose of this fundraiser is to help send the teens to a leadership conference, Notre Dame Vision, this summer at Notre Dame University in South Bend, IN. During the conference, the teens will be exploring God’s call to them and the ways in which they can respond to this call using their own gifts. This year thirteen members of our parish will be attending.
Notre Dame Vision takes place over a five-day period. Our teens will hear from speakers from across the country who will help them break open important themes and assist the participants to relate these themes to their own lives. Additionally, Notre Dame students are leading small groups in which the youth will explore their personal spirituality.
This year, the t.u.f. Group changed the format from previous years. Instead of dinner and a play, they reduced the cost of the tickets and provided a very affordable snack bar for the audience. The final amount raised was around $2,200.
As an added-bonus to the terrific cast, several audience members joined the cast on stage which added to the hilarity of the evening.
Watch your bulletin next year and put it on your calendar so not to miss another wonderful evening of theater and to support these amazing teens.