CYM News 07-05-11

Welcome back… Missed you too!  Hope your Fourth of July weekend was awesome!

News from Around:

Celebrating some partnerships this week…

BALTIMORE– Our Catholic Review just finished a four-part series on Millennials.  Each centerfolded article was also featured on the cover as well.

It is a great series and you might want to call attention to it in your next e-newsletter or Sunday bulletin. The link for it is www.catholicreview.org/millennials (Scroll down to find all four parts!)

JAMESTOWN, NY –The Jamestown Jammers will team up with the Jamestown Chapter of the Credit Union Association of New York and other area credit unions for a canned food drive to benefit St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Youth Organization in Dunkirk and the St. Susan Center in Jamestown for the second straight year.

Last year, the Jammers and the local credit unions combined to collect 250 pounds of food to benefit the St. Susan Center, which provides hot, nutritious meals to those in need. The CYO also helps feed the hungry through its food closet program. Learn more from the Post-Journal

News from ‘Round Here:

Last Sunday, I went to mass at Saint Bernadine in the city.  They have an annual youth mass and rally which involves mass, speaker, and acknowledgment of the kids who graduated (kindergarten, elementary school, high school, college…)  You graduated, you are getting mentioned by and hugged by the pastor. (You get that they value education?)

Father Bob Rivers, author of From Maintenance to Mission provided an in-service on Monday. Back to the office and an informal job interview and dinner with a campus ministry applicant rounded out a full day. Tuesday was primarily newsletter development day.  The evening saw me at an outdoor venue featuring a kid band of many kids who had participated in our programs, including our summer intern on the drums.

Despite a technical glitch deciphered by Susan the sleuthing secretary, the newsletter went out Wednesday.  Mid-day saw a run to the airport to drop off my boss and another run to the Park Commission to follow-up on a check.

We set a date on Thursday for a pastor-YM luncheon… Cool.  Also, another run to BWI to drop off a co-worker and then off to the Mount for Catholic Life.  Got home for a four-day break and was asleep before 7pm.

Friday and Saturday were about household chore like painting kitchen chairs, laundry/ironing, baking a holiday cake for the daughters.

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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