CYM News 01-23-12

News from ‘All Around:

VATICAN CITY — Many are already engaging in plans for Rio in 2013, but aren’t you also beginning to wonder where the next one after that will be?

h/t to Jack Regan for the link.

EVANSVILLE, IN — Some 350 area residents, many of them youths, will participate in local Catholic churches’ second annual Pilgrimage for Life this weekend to Washington, D.C. Hosted by the Diocese of Arlington, Va., the pilgrimage is centered around two anti-abortion events: Life is Very Good Night of Prayer Sunday evening at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington and a Rally and March for Life on Monday in the nation’s capital. The march is expected to draw more than 400,000 Catholics from across the nation. Read more from the Courier Press.

News from ‘Round Here:

Despite the holiday for Martin Luther King, I woke up at 4am Monday to start the week. I was in the midst of a “fast and cleanse” in preparation for the colonoscopy that is suggested for guys over 50. All went well, and I spent the rest of the day quietly chillin’.

Tuesday was a staff meeting in the morning, and pilgrimage and MAC errand running in the afternoon with some desk work thrown in just for good measure.  Wednesday involved a Pastoral Life Director’s meeting and a conversation regarding youth ministry (and a preview of our upcoming Bosco lunch) The evening was spent with some LifeTeen core teams receiving a training from Joan Root (who I also had dinner with the previous evening – introduced her to the wonders of a good crabcake.)  This day combined with two phone consultation with youth ministers constituted the Amazing Weekly Event. (A.W.E.)

Thursday was mostly spent with the e-team directors and fussing about getting out a newsletter on schedule.  That concept was abandoned late in the day, but it did go out Friday morning.  We were prepping for the Springtime Equip classes and packing out for the March for Life.

Woke up Saturday to an icy day and took on a total snow-day attitude lounging around. A few errends and a nap lead into a delightful home cooked meal.  Sunday involved the chore of running Rally for Life tickets out to central Maryland where I also found Mass. I wrote  half an article during the first half of the AFC Championship and then joins the daughters for a heartbreaking last minute Ravens loss.

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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