The certainty that the church is Christ’s and he will never cease guiding it and caring for it, sustains me and enlightens me. … Continue to pray for me, for the church, for the future pope.”
Papal Transition Even though it occurred Monday morning, it remains still a stunning moment for our Church. It is one which provides for us an opportunity to share with young people about the Church and her mission, about the role of the Holy Father and the succession of the Chair of Peter, and about how we, as individuals and as Church, prayerfully discern towards our future. Let us not allow this moment to pass! Here are a set our background resources, articles, and prayer for you tp use or share with young people (in your classes/ gatherings and/or via social networking!)
Happy Valentine’s Day Did you know that the Archdiocesan Youth Advisory Council has an appreciation committee? They do and they are sending out a special video Valentine’s Day greeting to all those who minister with young people!
Pilgrimage Now that Lent has officially started, it is certainly time to engage on planning for pilgrimage. We have already had the general information available here, but have added links regarding permission forms, a parent information sheet, scholarship information, blessing of pilgrims, and young adult participation info.
Annual Recognition Celebration DEADLINE IS NEARING! Send a valentine of appreciation to a co-worker I the vineyard. Please nominate a neighbor, collaborator, or mentor who has have been outstanding in their ministry to youth and young adults for a diocesan honor Recipients are those recommended by those in their parishes and Catholic high schools for their meritorious service to young adults or youth. You have more time for Eagle of the Cross recipients and Volunteers of the Year, but we do ask that you get these nominations in next week! See forms for the Annual Recognition Celebration.
>> Mid-Atlantic Congress Single day registrations are available on Saturday morning, March 9 and the day features 2workshop rounds and a keynote from Fr. Ronald Rolheiser. Also, please reserve the dates for MAC ’14 on February 27-March 1 next year.
>> Budget Webinar Due to some scheduling challenges; we are postponing next Thursday’s Budgeting webinar to a later date. Watch next week for further details.
NCYC Scholarships Already, we have been inviting you to begin planning for NCYC. We have received confirmation on our hotels and are double checking on the cost of our buses before we release our registration costs. Nonetheless, while the Archdiocese will also make scholarship funds available, we strongly encourage you to make application for national scholarships. Please read the Scholarship Instructions, complete the Application Form, and submit it to our offices no later than Friday, May 3, 2013.
Cornerstone Please include the 50 young people and team members who are gathering for the Cornerstone leadership training this weekend at Msgr. O’Dwyer Youth Retreat House
Mount 2000 About 1300 attended the Mount 2000 retreat Feb. 8-10 last weekend with almost half of them coming from our Archdiocese. Read more about it.