Through the evidence of this service,
you are glorifying God
for your obedient confession of the Gospel of Christ and the generosity of your contribution…,
while in prayer on your behalf they long for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9: 13-15
It is a sad day in our offices as Georgina Vaca leaves us to continue her service to the Lord as materials development specialist at Catholic Relief Services. It is reassuring to know that, while she will not be in the next office down, she will just be a few blocks away and remain a collaborator for all of us in the Premier See. Please join us in our prayers for our hermana en Cristo, Georgina Vaca.
Georgina’s departure, of course, leaves a position open in our offices. If you are interested or might recommend this opportunity to someone you know, please refer to this job posting.
> Our pilgrimage cross has just been cleaned and re-polished and is ready for use. As we lead up towards our 20th Annual Youth and Young Adult Pilgrimage on March 23, please consider hosting the cross at an upcoming youth and/or young adult event. We have a prayer to accompany the cross to your parish or school.
> We are presently evaluating the schedule and the route. If you have any feedback, we’d love to hear it soon!
> Applications are being accepted for the AYAC (Archdiocesan Youth Advisory Council)
> We still have 3 spots open for the 2012 High School Leadership Institute High School Leadership Institute in the Source and Summit Track. Have a young person interested in learning more about liturgical ministry? Contact Margaret
Registration information for this November 16-18 conference in Ocean City, MD is now available here.
Your forms should not identify the new Archbishop by name but as “the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore and his successors.” Your forms should match what you can find here in English or Spanish.
GOT TWO MINUTES?
Starting next Thursday, we will begin slipping you a brief e-mail on the weeks in-between our every three week e-newsletter schedule. We will use this to share with you what we are thinking and ask for feedback, like we just did regarding the pilgrimage, and help to focus all of our attention on what’s happening. We will keep them very brief, with a goal of reading time under two minutes—less than 400 words. (This newsletter has nearly 900 words.)
FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM
The USCCB has called for a special "fortnight for freedom," which starts tonight with mass at the Basilica. These weeks highlight the importance of defending our religious freedom. See this page for more information, and consider recommending this resource for home / family use.
ON THE MOVE
> Throughout this summer, hundreds of ArchBalt young people will be furthering their faith at workcamps or conferences. Please keep them in your prayers!
> Please invite the DYYAM staff to a future regional youth ministers meeting.
> Start to get your adult core team focused on a ROAD TRIP!
> and, then, Orlando after Thanksgiving?
> and World Youth Day?
HYPERLINKS WORTH CHECKING
> Christopher Wesley from Nativity recently posted about your most important relationships. Hit each of the highlighted bullet points for further explanation!
> Want a great mini-poster for young people regarding their responsible posting of pictures on-line? Check out here.
> What can we do as catechists and teachers of the faith? The new three R’s are suggested as being Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships. Read: Adolescent Catechesis: A Catechesis that Engages Youth for Discipleship