On the Way 04-25-13

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INSIDE THIS EDITION
> Annual Recgntn Celebratn
> Join Us for Mass
> Eagle of the Cross

> Registration Information

> High LI & JAW
> World Youth Day

> NCYC

> 2013– 2014 Schedule

> Fr. Jim Martin
> Youth Contact}

> LEM Convocation

> FUS Visit
> In the New Year

> Amusement Park Tickets

> At O’Dwyer

> Fresh Fruit Farms

> Raffle and Auction

> Youth Mass

> Scouting

> Retreat
> Emblem Training

> Navy Seal Challenge
> Safety in Ministry
> Fortnight for Freedom

> Hyperlinks to Use

CALENDAR

May 2Annual Recognition / Eagle of the Cross

May 3-5 Annual Scout Retreat

May 4- Navy Seal

May 15- Safety in Our Ministry

June 21 Fortnight

June 25Religious Emblem

July 7-12 JAW

July 7-13 HIgh-LI

July 7-28WorldYouthDay

Aug 19 – Fr. Jim Martin

Sept. 8- O’Dwyer Youth Mass

Sept. 14 – Youth Contact
Sept. 18 – Youth Contact

Oct. 2 LEM Convocation

Nov. 3 – NCYC Delegation

Nov 20-23 NCYC

2014

Jan. 22- March for Life

Jan 30 John Bosco Day

Feb 27- 3/1 MAC

April 12 Pilgrimage

ANNUAL RECOGNITION CELEBRATION
> Please join us at St. Agnes Church at 7pm on May 2 for our annual Mass and celebration. This year, we will be forgoing the post-Mass reception and offering the awards during a brief post-liturgy celebration. Among this year’s honorees are Eagle of the Cross recipients, Volunteers of the Year, Medal of Honor recipients Becky Clark, Dr. Kristin Witte and Sr. Angela DeFontes as well as For God and Youth Award recipients, Phyllis & Michael Middleton, George & Dorene Rothmann and Amy Stuempfle. (Christopher Wesley will be recognized at the Church of the Nativity tonight and Fernando Cartagena will be recognized later in May.)

> We will still accept Eagle of the Cross nominations until May 1.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
>>Registration has already opened for both High-LIand JAW, our summer programs. High LI, due to pre-session interviews and orientation, has a deadline of May 6. We are already receiving forms and encourage you to get yours in.
>> Registration information regarding our domestic celebration of World Youth Dayat Mount Saint Mary is now available. Many regions are already planning their local catechetical sessions in advance of WYD – not just for their young people but for all generations. Begin planning now!!

>>The National Catholic Youth Conference registrationis now available. Please review all the information regarding our travels to Indianapolis. Deadlines for both scholarships as well as animators (Let’s share our ArchBalt talents on the main stage) are soon approaching. The delegation meeting has been scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, November 3.

2013 – 2014 SCHEDULING
>>> Reserve Monday, August 19th for an evening with Father Jim Martin, S.J. More information to come.
>>> Are you “All In” when it comes to youth ministry? So are we! Please reserve Saturday, September 14 or Wednesday September 18 for our annual start-of-the-year gathering of all parish and school contacts. Flyer
>>> Please reserve Wednesday, October 2 for Archbishop Lori’s Convocation with Lay Ecclesial Ministers.
>>> We are anticipating that youth ministry students from the Franciscan University in Steubenville will be visiting the ArchBalt October 19-21.
>>> In the New Year, we have the March for Life on January 22 (Watch for reserving tickets in September!) and our third annual Bosco Day which will be on January 30 (The actual feast day is the 31st, but it is a Friday.) The Mid-Atlantic Congress will be February 27 – March 1 and the Pilgrimage will be on April 12.

DISCOUNT AMUSEMENT PART TICKETS
As an additional benefit to our employees, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has partnered with many of the local and national amusement parks and attractions to present Discount tickets for Archdiocese of Baltimore Employees, Family, and Friends, offering significant savings over the regular gate prices. These offers are only available to employees of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and their families and friends. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 410-547-5513.

AT O’DWYER
> The Archdiocese of Baltimore has recently partnered with First Fruits Farms, a nearby volunteer, non-profit ministry dedicated to planting, harvesting, and distributing fruits and vegetables to soup kitchens and food banks in the Baltimore/Washington region. Starting this spring, First Fruits will also be working 25 acres of land owned by the Archdiocese which is directly across the street from the Retreat House. From June to October, groups visiting the House have the opportunity to work a 3 hour shift with First Fruits here by the House. For more information on First Fruits Farm, go to www.firstfruitsfarm.orgor, contact Mike Downes or Michael Ciattei at the Retreat House at 410-666-2400.
> The 50th Annual Raffle and Silent Auction is June 7. This is an O’Dwyer tradition that goes right back to our very beginning, with a chance to win $10,000!
> Please reserve Sunday afternoon, September 8thfor a youth mass and picnic at the retreat house. This is in celebration of the 50thanniversary as well as an opportunity to pray for all those who will “come apart and rest awhile” in 2013-2014.

CATHOLIC SCOUTING
> The Annual Scouting Retreat will be May 3- 5 at Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation – Camp Spencer.
> Catholic Scouting Retreat for Religious Emblem Counselors and Scout Leaders will be held on June 15 at St. Mary Spiritual Center on Paca Street in Baltimore. See the General Information, the Registration Form, and the Lunch Order Form.

NAVY SEAL CHALLENGE DAY
Encourage your young people to participate in this fitness day on May 4 at Loyola University Fitness and Aquatic Center. – Letter FlyerRegistration Link

SAFETY IN OUR MINISTRY
Tom Alban, Risk Manager for the Archdiocese, will present at St. Michael in Mount Airy Wednesday May 15, 2013 from 10am – 2pm. This event, which includes lunch is free to all BACM members and requires a $5 fee for non-members. Please contact [email protected]by May 1 to reserve your space.

FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM
We are in process of again preparing materials for home use during this two week celebration of our religious freedoms. The Fortnight will again start with an opening mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary on June 21 at 7pm.

HYPERLINK TO USE
We often desire to be innovative in youth ministry…. But often are concerned with also remaining connected. Mark Oestreicher posted recently about this in three parts: One, Two, and Three.

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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