In this edition, you are invited to take just two minutes — to check in on the beginning the Year of Faith — to learn more about bullying – to plan for Bosco Day — l to add a Youth Rally to your schedule — to check out hyperlinks
THE YEAR BEGINS In Porta Fidei, Pope Benedict XVI called for a Year of Faith indicated that “Today too, there is a need for stronger ecclesial commitment to new evangelization in order to rediscover the joy of believing and the enthusiasm for communicating the faith.” Today we begin that new year, this new day in the life of our Church.
We have taken this moment to strengthen our commitment towards communication, both in faith as well as with those who have the joy and enthusiasm of service with the youngchurch. We are now using Vertical Response for our newsletter with you, hopefully ensuring am improved look for what you receive in your in-box. The Archdiocese of Baltimore today also releases an app for the ArchBalt web-site. For those who use apps, please check for the ArchBalt app!
ON BULLYING October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Please join us for the Pastoral Care Webinar Regarding Bullies, Bystanders, & Victims lead by Dr. John Mojzisek. RSVP to Susan Smith for the access codes for the Thursday, October 18 12:30 — 1:30 pm live on-line training.
JOHN BOSCO DAY Please reserve January 31 for our second annual celebration of John Bosco Day. Details are forthcoming.
HEARTS ON FIRE There will be a “Hearts on Fire” Youth Retreat on October 27 at the School of the Incarnation in Gambrills featuring Paul George and Dustin Himmerich. Visit here for more info.
HYPERLINKS WORTH CHECKING
— At last Thursday’s Association of Professional Youth Ministers’ meeting, there were many questions regarding National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers. Ave Maria Press recently hosted a webinar explaining the process.
– Fr. Robert Barron recently outlined Seven Great Qualities of a New Evangelist.
Take a moment, today, to offer a prayer of gratitude for all those who have opened “the door of faith” for you as well as the young people with who you minister. Meanwhile, keep walking alongside one another “on the way” towards discipleship of our Risen Lord.
D. Scott Miller