DO YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES…
l to breathe? l to double check deadlines? l to note a format change? l to check the latest video and updates on BYCC? l to support your parish/school soccer program? l to share in our gratitude for good beginnings? l to check in on some useful hyperlinks?
BUSY, BUSY, BUSY
I saw a parish youth ministers calendar yesterday and, man… was it slammed with lots of stuff! God bless you all for getting into the new academic year with enthusiasm and energy. As always, make sure that you have time for prayer, family and friends, as well as to sneak in a nap somewhere along the way!
The deadline for requesting space at the annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life is tomorrow. Please fax is your request to 410-625-8481. The BYCC deadline is October 9 or until it fills.
We have been hearing that the newsletter is not always readable on the receiving side. We are working with this format as a stop gap, eliminating lots of images, and looking into a different service to improve the quality. Thanks for letting us know and thanks for your patience.
Many have expressed their concern about if BYCC Man will be with us (first promo). Now we have an additional news update (NEW second promo) that calls attention to our Assemble theme. Make sure these videos are getting into the hands of your prospective participants via facebook and watch for updates on the twitter feed. Our registration numbers have now passed 200, over 1/3 of our available space.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore Soccer Program and the Baltimore Blast have partnered up once again to have all organizations represented on the Blast field during 2012-13 Opening Night ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 3. Please see the attached flyer!
On Sunday, the Archdiocesan Youth Advisory Council held their first meeting of the year at Mount De Sales Academy. The Servant Team conducted a strong and very active first meeting. On Tuesday, ten schools participated in the first ever Catholic High School Conference on the New Evangelization. (See the Catholic Review article.) We will be placing all the materials on-line to use, so your school or parish can share in the conversations. Thanks to campus ministers Marc, Ginny, Shannon, and Father Matt for their leadership in planning. Finally, yesterday, we conducted our annual Created to Love training and had some good discussions. Please make sure that you are implementing this program in your school or parish. For further information, contact Scott.
> As the Year of Faith grows closer, please review the resources available for you to share with others, including a novena which begins Oct. 2.
> The pope recently spoke to the young people of Lebanon. Feel free to share this English translation with your young people.
Continue along the way (after a well deserved nap!)
D. Scott Miller