The St. Matthew Youth Group is going on an annual mission trip, this year to Alaska, in July. As part of a fundraiser, Fr. Peter (who is the mission leader) made dinner and the youth group made a movie titled "Father Peter's Nightmares." We were so busy that week, and didn't have child care lined up (for the younger ones), so I wasn't sure we would make it. But...Hannah was able to help us, and the older kids kept pestering me, so...we went. I'm so glad we did!! The food was yummy and the movie was FANTASTIC! Really, I can't believe that teens made such a great production, even if with adult help.
The movie, which was in old-fashioned silent-movie format, started showing Father Peter at work, multi-tasking as usual on his phone/computer/etc. A coworker comes in and reminds him that it's time for confession. After taking the LONG way to the church, he finally makes it, to find one persnickety old lady waiting for him. Well, she gets out a HUGE binder outlining "This Week's Sins," and Father Peter can't help but fall asleep. :o) He dreams 4 dreams, and in each sequence the teens played all the characters (including the role of Fr. Peter). The dreams showed Fr. Peter's real nightmares: chocolate (he hates it! in the dream, people turned into zombies when they ate chocolate), a pie fight, being a busy movie star, and being lost in Alaska.
OMG it was so funny!!! We had a blast, and the best part (for me) was that the kids got to see a teen-made production that was appropriate and clean. They knew Fr. Peter was funny but they really got to see him in a new light. And the beginning pre-movie movie showed the teens talk about their faith and their friends, and what the mission trip means to them.
Non-sequitor...but the next night I got to spend some girl-time with my friends at Sterling's house, making bath bombs. :o) That was fun, but the best time was the chatting and gossiping, of course!!!
|Lisa hard at work|
|we mixed in essential oils and food coloring to make|
customized bath bombs