CYM News 07-19-11

News from Around:

WASHINGTON, DC — The NFCYM announces the launch of The NFCYM Minute. The NFCYM Minute, a free monthly subscription, is geared towards people interested in Catholic youth ministry and/or the NFCYM. Readers are invited to Learn, Look, Pray, Connect, and Explore topics, resources, or themes related to the Catholic faith, youth ministry, and/or the NFCYM.

Most importantly, The NFCYM Minute does not replace the Connected Bulletin for NFCYM members. The Connected Bulletin will continue to be a primary source of organizational news and detailed program and resource information for diocesan, collaborating, and NCCGSCF members.

Sign up today with the form on the right of the NFCYM homepage to receive The NFCYM Minute and then forward it to your local distribution lists of youth ministry leaders, volunteers, and parents, etc.

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News from ‘Round Here:

Last Sunday started with an early morning office run and a shopping trip.  The Next Horizons planning overnight started with mass at St. William of York and there was stuff to do! We reviewed some survey results and heard from Fr. John Hurley and then we were off on planning.  Very productive and good overnight.

Monday afternoon I went into the office regarding a consultation of parish planning that concluded with the Archbishop on Wednesday. Tuesday involved an interdepartmental meeting on school, always discover something new when I sit in on these and a core committee phone call for the Mid-Atlantic Congress (great slates for youth ministry and young adult ministry are lining up!). Wednesday also involved a run up to O’Dwyer Youth Retreat House.

Thursday involved a radio interview, an E-team meeting where I led prayer with a movie clip and we refined the agenda for the Together in Mission; there was a logistics phone call for MAC; I dropped-in at a workcamp visiting the area, and sat in with a CYO soccer meeting. Whew!

Friday was all day travelling to the NCYC animator camp (Picture to left) We had mechanical problems which considerably stretched out the day and merited this status update.  Saturday found me still at camp. Bishop Coyne dropped in and previewed his (impressive) November homily and we celebrated mass later that night.  Thanks to hosts Kay Scoville and Mark Erdosy and the NCYC program team for a great weekend.

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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