Mondays - May 23 & June 6
St. John the Baptist, Whiting
CATHOLIC OUTREACH MINISTRIES
World Youth Day 2016
December 1-3, 2016
San Jose, CA
Shared prayer for Youth Ministry
The Diocese of Gary OYYA serves those who serve the young Catholic Church.
Through collaboration with parish leaders and youth-serving organizations, the Diocese of Gary OYYA seeks to nurture the total personal and spiritual enrichment of our youth and young adults, and to call them to full participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community as portrayed by Jesus in the Gospels.
OYYA programs are funded in part by generous donations to the diocesan Catholic Services Appeal
THANK YOU for your gifts!
presents a newly-updated “Youth Ministry University,” a
two day YM training program, on two Monday nights, May
23 & June 6, 6:00-9:00pm both nights, at St. John the
Baptist in Whiting. YMU trains YM coordinators,
volunteers, and anyone working with young people in
middle and high school. Because it includes new content,
even "YMU Grads" are invited to attend.
For more info, click here.
are our greatest treasure and our hope for the
In his recently-promulgated Synod Pastoral
Letter, Young Catholics are included by Bishop
Hying as a key priority for the 2017 Diocesan
Synod. As the process begins, I encourage
everyone to read the letter and begin to answer
the questions listed. Let’s embrace this Synod,
because it has the power to transform the life
of the Church at all levels in NW Indiana, and
in particular youth and young adult ministry!
you know your way to' the best conference for Catholic
In my opinion the single best formation
experience for adult youth ministry leaders, the
Nat’l Conf. on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM), is
this Dec. 1-3 in San Jose, CA. NCCYM is the largest
adult conference for Catholic youth ministry leaders in
the country. It's three days of inspiring keynotes,
challenging workshops, dynamic prayer and worship,
critical networking, extensive resources, and
good-hearted entertainment. It’s time to begin planning
and budgeting for 2016!
Insights on the Indiana Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Poverty –
“Poverty at the Crossroads: The Church’s Response to Poverty in
The Diocese of Gary Diocesan Youth Council
(“DYC”), a representative body of high school-aged leaders
from parishes and ministries throughout the diocese,
participated in a reading and reflection of the
recently-released Pastoral Statement from the Indiana
Bishops, Poverty at the Crossroads: The Church’s Response
to Poverty in Indiana. Reps provided
feedback on the document’s three main sections:
See, Judge, Act.
Click here to read the DYC feedback