2015 Catholic Youth Xperience
July 17-19 · Valparaiso-Gary
2015 Nat'l Catholic Youth Conference
November 19-21 · Indianapolis
Shared prayer for Youth Ministry
CATHOLIC OUTREACH MINISTRIES
World Youth Day 2016
Catholic Catholic Youth Adult Ministry - Diocese of Gary on Facebook
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!
2015: Disciples on a Mission This summer (July 17-19), high school teens
from throughout Northwest Indiana will once again gather at Valparaiso for 3
Days of Faith & Fun. But this year, all CYX participants will board a bus and
leave Valparaiso, following our baptismal call to serve our neighbors by
traveling to multiple worksites at locations in Gary and North Lake County. More
than just teens on a conference: they'll be Disciples on a Mission! Learn
more at www.catholicyouthx.com
World Youth Day 2016: As a result of a few cancellations, we have at
least 4 spots open. (There could be additional spots as well.) If you or anyone
you know is interested in attending WYD, please contact Kevin Driscoll ASAP at
219-769-9292. As per the financial agreement, new participants would have to
immediately pay $950, which would bring them current on payments. For more info
on the pilgrimage, click here
OYYA is coordinating a trip to the National Catholic Youth Conference,
Nov. 19-21, in INDIANAPOLIS!
NCYC is an indescribably exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer,
community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones.
It's an unbelievable "WOW" moment that will help your ministry grow as you
experience a sense of BIG CHURCH! Visit ncyc2015.com
for more info.
Ten Challenges Facing High School-Aged Teens:
deliberation in the winter/spring of 2014, the DYC created this
document in hopes of accurately portraying the greatest challenges
teens face in our society. This list reflects the opinions and
ideas of the teens represented by the members of the Council who
represent churches throughout Northwest Indiana. DYC reps hope
parish leaders use this list as a tool to open dialogue with youth.
Read it here
CATHOLIC OUTREACH MINISTRIES:
The Young Adults
for Catholic Charities Planning Team recently announced a name change: Diocese of Gary
Young Adult Catholic Outreach Ministries (or "COM" for short). Same great
people, same great mission- to gather together for fun and to live out our faith
by serving others. Except now, in addition to serving Catholic Charities, we can
serve other great agencies doing great work in Northwest Indiana and beyond.
Visit the new dgyoungadult.com!