2015 Nat'l Catholic Youth Conference
November 19-21 · Indianapolis
Diocesan Middle School YM Day
October 18 · Andrean HS
Shared prayer for Youth Ministry
CATHOLIC OUTREACH MINISTRIES
World Youth Day 2016
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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!
Middle school youth from around the diocese will
gather at the annual "Grásta Dé!" Middle School Youth Ministry Day on Sunday,
Oct. 18 from 1-7pm at Andrean HS, Merrillville. Featuring youth-friendly music,
presenters, food, dancing, a mass, and a concert with nationally-acclaimed
Catholic music minister Noelle Garcia! Make sure your group is there!
Click here for details
Family Concert on the lake September 12: Come out to Cedar Lake for a free
concert event in a beautiful setting on Saturday night, September 12, 5-9pm.
It's the 4th annual Let Your Light Shine concert event. This year: new venue!
Enjoy the sunset along the eastern shoreline of Cedar Lake at the Cedar Lake
Town Grounds Complex, adjacent to the Lighthouse restaurant. Open to youth,
young adults, and families, the event will feature talented musical acts, food
vendors, new friends, laughter, and lots of fun. Bring your friends, bring the
whole family, a blanket or a few lawn chairs, and enjoy a great night! Sponsored
by several local Christian churches in the Cedar Lake area (including Holy Name
Catholic Church), the Diocese of Gary Office for Youth & Young Adults is proud
to be a collaborative partner. For more information, visit
2015: Disciples on a Mission Thank you! to everyone who helped to make CYX
'15 an xperience of Christ!
catholicyouthx.com for a link to an official photo
gallery from CYX weekend, a
YouTube service project video, news articles and more.
"CYX is going away?!"
You may have heard that CYX is being retired.
Click here to learn more about the
New DYC reps! Attention Youth Ministry Leaders: Now is a good time to
add Diocesan Youth Council reps if you have not done so already. While it is
completely up to you to designate your reps and their terms, and reps can be
added at any time, the start of the new academic year provides the best chance
for new reps to come aboard. Each parish is allowed up to two HS-aged reps. All
I really need to add them is the okay of that reps' YM leader and their contact
information. I will mail them and their parents a welcome packet. Reps should
have a general understanding of the roles and responsibilities.
Check out the DYC site for the Bylaws, FAQ, and Dates.
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
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.
to Deacon Frank Zolvinski, first-ever Diocese of Gary recipient of the
NFCYM Companions on the Journey Award. It's the highest recognition
from the NFCYM for a diocese to confer to adults who demonstrate excellence in
youth ministry as reflected in Renewing the Vision, commitment to
on-going education and formation, longevity in ministry, commitment to young
people, and outstanding leadership at the local and/or diocesan level.