DON’T NEED FENCES
A priest cannot be a servant
of an ideology or a faction.
He is the servant of the truth.
Good shepherds don’t need fences.
Fr Ron Knott
This quote was shared from our Priest’s Convocation this week. It is as true for them as it is for we who are co-workers in the fields of the Lord.
> Catholic High Schools are requested to register their participants by September 19 for the Conference on the New Evangelization held at Msgr. O’Dwyer on September 25.
> Reservations for the Youth Rally and Mass for Life on Monday, September 17. All reservations will be addressed on a first-come, first serve basis. We ask for the amount of tickets requested, but these are national gatherings and we do not anticipate receiving our full allotment.
> Reservations for BYCC, the Baltimore Youth Catholic Conference have already surpassed 125, filling approximately one-quarter of our room reservations. Please continue to ensure that your parish / school is represented when the youngchurch ASSEMBLEs.
Our buddy John Rinaldo in San Jose recently asked Are you engaging parents in your ministry? The posting is great as is the video interview with Cincinnati’s Sean Reynolds.
START OF THE YEAR
> Thanks to all who attended last Saturday and will be attending this Saturday’s Youth Contact meeting. We anticipate having additional resources available to you on the website soon. Special thanks as well to Lauren Arroyo McKeegan for her assistance with presentations.
> First meetings of the year are coming for the AYAC
(Archdiocesan Youth Advisory Council) as well as for APYM (Association of Professional Youth Ministers.)
> First trainings of the year include Coaches Training September 20 at Sacred Heart, Glyndon; Created to Love training on September 26; Seminars in Youth Ministry via Equip beginning Oct. 3 at St. Katherine Drexel in Frederick; and a webinar on Pastoral Care related to Bullying will be October 18.
Early registration for the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry is due 10/14.
HYPERLINKS WORTH CHECKING
> Looking for a good video which explains the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Well, you’ve got one now!
> Jesuit Fr. James Martin is offering up Forty Days of Funny on YouTube. Here is Tuesday’s first joke.
> Ray Lewis eulogized Art Modell earlier this week and asked all to reflect upon their legacies. (Some scripture finds its way into his stories.)