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12Jul, 2012

On the Way 07-12-12

OPEN TO LIGHT

clip_image002Open your hearts to the light of the Lord,
to see if this (vocational) path
which demands courage and authenticity
is for you.

Pope Benedict
to Seminarians at World Youth Day
August 20, 2011

As we enter into the interview stages for our next coordinator for young adult ministry and Hispanic youth ministry, may we all take a moment to pray for discernment of the Spirit’s will not only in the office but within our own lives as well.

ADULT LEADERS

clip_image002[4]> Our Youth Contact meetings are set for September 8 and 15. Please remember that you are strongly encouraged to bring your core team adults and young adults (no high school teens, however) It is our goal to have the Youth Contact serve as the curator of the experience for their team. Towards that end, we will be releasing information in advance to begin to prepare you for this experience. Check out an outline of the core presentations of the day.
> Recently, Life Teen had a posting on Core Members: How to Find and Keep Them
> Here’s a preview of March’s Mid-Atlantic Congress keynoters.

YOUTH RETREAT

St Louis CYM and the ACTS Ministry at St. Louis are co-sponsoring a youth retreat this August 2-5, called Teen ACTS (Adoration, Community, Theology, Service).  It is geared it toward our post-Confirmation young people. For more info, contact Maggie.

YOUNG LEADERS

clip_image002[6]> We invite your prayers for the 2012 High School Leadership Institute held over the last week of July.
> Applications are being accepted for the AYAC (Archdiocesan Youth Advisory Council)

BYCC—ASSEMBLE
clip_image002[6]> BYCC logo images are now available for download for your own parish/ school promotions.

> Registration information is now available here.

IN THE NEWS

> E-Newsletters are going out of our offices on a weekly basis to different audiences. Check and see all the recent mailings.
clip_image002> Youth and Young Adult Ministry were in the news for the Catholic Review as Matt Palmer, currently Catholic Review social media coordinator, received two awards for reporting on young people: first place for Best Reporting on Young Adults for the Growing Up Millennial (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4) and third place for Best Coverage of World Youth Day. Congratulations, Matt.
> Got a news item for the Review… please contact Matt

PILGRIMAGE

clip_image002[4]As we lead up towards our 20th Annual Youth and Young Adult Pilgrimage on March 23, our pilgrimage cross is available for your next large gathering of the youngchurch. We have a prayer to accompany the cross to your parish or school.

ON THE MOVE
Prayers for our workcampers this week, please. St. Joseph, Cockeysville and Archbishop Spalding are going international this week in Guayaquil, Ecuador and St. Marc, Haiti this week. St. Katharine Drexel, St. Ignatius, Hickory, St. Ignatius Loyola, Frederick, and Archbishop Curley are at Encounter the Gospel of Life in College Park. St. Louis is in Sussex County, DE with Habitat and St. Peter, Libertytown is in King Wood, WV.

HYPERLINKS WORTH CHECKING

> It is not too early to begin to plan your evaluation of summer. Youthministry.com offers 25 questions to help debrief your youth ministry summer calendar

> Here are some lessons after a first year of ministry. Do we have these all down just yet?
> Learn more about the Year of Faith.

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