CYM News 10-03-11

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News from Around:

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — As she talked to the elementary school children, Francesca “Chessie” LaRosa could have focused on how she is scheduled to sing in front of 25,000 young people who are expected to come to Indianapolis in November for the 2011 National Catholic Youth Conference.

“Chessie” was chosen recently to sing the ballad version of “Called to Glory” – the theme song for the 2011 National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis Nov. 17-19.

“I was really, really excited,” LaRosa said. “Singing brings me close to God. I can feel him when I sing. I feel embraced by his love.” Her selection also thrills Kay Scoville, the archdiocese’s director of youth ministry.

“I feel a sense of joy for the archdiocese to have such a witness of our faith be chosen for such an important role,” Scoville said. “And the fact that it is a young person who felt called to evangelize in this manner affirms that we need to continue to reach out to our young people, and encourage them to share their gifts with the church.”

Read the entire Catholic News Service article.

Photo0002 I often get a lot done as I usually start pretty early in the morning. For evidence:

News from ‘Round Here:

Sunday morning started with a presentation for the Archdiocesan Youth Advisory Council.  It was videoed for the members and the 30 minute plus presentation can be found tomorrow on the blog.  The Ravens had an overwhelming victory over the KC Chiefs, so all was well in the world.

Monday was some time in the office, including videotaping Bishop Rozanski for a piece for our upcoming Together in Mission program.  Georgina and I watched him knock it out of the park in 5 minutes with only one spot that demanded re-editing.  We now refer to him as “one take Mitch!”  After that, it was off the the annual Director’s (DRE) Luncheon. With little giveaways, Ruth Puls, Director for Catechetical and Pastoral Formation outlined the need for Mission and Exploration (rocket ship), leading immersion experiences (tea bag), Acceptance (red tape), Anticipation (chop sticks), and being an Artist (paintbrush)

Tuesday was supervision with the staff.  Attempted a new technique of taking notes during the meeting at the keyboard, highlight assignements for each person and me as well, and e-mailing to each of the staff afterwards.   The evening found me at Gioucher College with two colleagues learning as Robert Putnam lectured on his book American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.  There will be a post forthcoming soon about that.

Wednesday, I slept in and declared it a sick day (Haven’t had one in forever…)  Did accomplish some tasks, but mostly rested.

I was working on O’Dwyer Retreat House Administrator candidates on Thursday morning as well as editing the Rozanski tape (which did not take long at all!)  The Department staff meeting met (I was minute taker last month and grateful for only one official meeting). I really was on a roll the last two days of the workweek.  Example: i had a check list of 12 things to be done and knocked through 9 of them in the day, especially with two big time consuming projects, finding an old videotape and NCYC registrations!  Whew!!

Saturday involved hanging out at home, watching some of the live feed from the YS conference in San Diegi, and then mass and Mass and Martin Sheen.

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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