Save the date for Assumption Youth Ministry’s third annual Bayou Bash on

Saturday, February 3 to help our young people raise funds to attend camps, mission trips, and retreats to fuel their faith! The event will be from 7:00-10:00PM in Jordan Hall.

Bayou Bash Tickets: $75 per person, includes a night of Cajun themed hor d’oeuvres, open bar, music and dancing. For tickets please scan the QR code provided. You may also send in cash or a check in a labeled envelope to the Church Office. If you have been asked to purchase tickets from a youth member, please include their name in the memo section so they can receive credit.

Dear Advocate for the Young Church,

The mission of AYM: Edge & Life Teen is to provide Eucharistic driven youth ministry to 5th through 12th grade teens, inviting them to encounter Christ and empowering them to share their faith with others, through multifaceted experiences laden with Gospel messages. Our vision is for the AYM: Edge & Life Teen teens to be the driving force of growth within the parish community as they bring the Eucharistic message home and to their schools.

With the mission statement at the forefront of all we do, we have committed to some summer programs that will feed the faith, serve the community, and provide lasting memories of building up our relationships with the Lord. We will be participating in week long service for both Junior High and High School, attending the Steubenville conference in Orlando, heading off to Camp Covecrest in Tiger, GA, to spend a week challenging ourselves and equipping ourselves with tools to live our faith here at home. To fund these programs, help offset the cost for chaperones, and to assist with lowering the cost for the youth, we are hosting a fundraiser on February 3, 2024.

The Bayou Bash promises to be an evening of fun, fellowship, good music, good food, and the opportunity to support the youth programs of the parish while having a good time with one another!

To make this evening a success, we need some help from you. We need sponsors at all levels and we need you to get excited for the future of our church and attend. If you are interested in sponsoring our event please see the next page for more information. If you would like to purchase tickets please scan the QR Code provided below. If you have been asked by a particular youth to purchase tickets please insert their name in the memo area when you purchase your tickets via our Wufoo link below. Our youth are able to offset their camps by selling tickets to our event. All proceeds from this event go straight to our youth. How awesome is that?!

We would like to thank you in advance for prayerfully considering your contribution to our evening. We would love for you to lift us in prayer as we prepare for the evening, but especially as we prepare for our summer programs. And we do hope you will join us for the Bayou Bash on February 3, 2024.

With Agape,

Jennifer Kollasch

Director, Youth Ministry 904.449.2211

AYM: Summer 2023 Recap – Servants Heart Camp, Urban Plunge, Camp Covecrest, Steubenville, and World Youth Day…you could say it was a busy summer! All the more opportunity to receive God’s grace and make fun memories together. A special thank you to all of our donors who made it possible for our teens to attend several of these events. Especially those who supported our 2023 fundraiser. Your generosity made these encounters possible!

Bayou Bash Sponsorship Levels

Rex: King of Carnival: $10,000 giving level. Since the founding of the Rex Organization in 1872 its traditions have helped define Mardi Gras. Rex’s Proclamation invites his subjects to the grand celebration of Carnival. Become the King of Carnival and you will have two reserved tables, 16 tickets to hold court with your closest friends, unlimited food and drinks, recognition in the church bulletin, as well as on the Assumption church website. More importantly, this giving level provides for 10 youth group members to attend all of the Assumption camps offered through our youth ministry.

The Society des Champs Elysée:$5,000 giving level. The Society Des Champs Elysée is known as a social-aid dedicated to the betterment along the cross formed by the Elysian Fields and Saint Claude, and thus, the world. Be the change in this world! This giving level will have one reserved table, 8 tickets, unlimited food and drinks, recognition in the church bulletin, as well as the Assumption church website. More importantly, this giving level off-sets the fee for our youth chaperones.

The Super Krewe:$2,500 giving level. A krewe is a NOLA social group that organizes and participates in Mardi Gras parades and festivities. Become a super krewe sponsor and you will have one reserved high top table, 6 tickets, unlimited food and drinks, recognition in the church bulletin, as well as the Assumption church website. This giving level will go towards off setting the travel expenses for all campers and chaperones.

Twelfth Night Revelers: $500 giving level. The Twelfth Night Revelers (TNR) just marked their 150th anniversary as one of New Orleans’ oldest Carnival krewes. Rumor has it the TNR are known for carrying on some of the oldest traditions during Carnival. Help us create and carry-on our own traditions by supporting our Assumption youth. This giving level provides for 4 tickets, unlimited food and drinks, and recognition in the church bulletin. This giving level will go towards off-setting any expenses occurred for fundraising for the 2024 Bayou Bash.

Merrymakers: $250 giving level. Traditionally, in the days leading up to Lent, merrymakers would binge on all the rich, fatty foods-meat, eggs, milk, lard and cheese-that remained in their homes, in anticipation of several weeks of eating only fish and different types of fasting. Become a Merrymaker and you will receive two tickets, unlimited food and drinks, and recognition in the church bulletin.

***Checks made payable to Assumption Catholic Church, along with this form, and mailed to Assumption Catholic Church, Attn: Assumption Youth Ministry, 2403 Atlantic Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207***
For sponsorship questions please reach out to Jenn Kollasch, or (904) 449-2211.

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