TAPT Retreat XXVII
March 20-22 · Camp Lawrence
Winter Mini-Retreat for YM Leaders
Jan. 31 · Griffith*
*rescheduled and reformatted
& now featuring Bishop Don!
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!
Bishop Donald Joseph Hying to the Church of Gary
Bishop Hying has been installed as the new Bishop of Gary. As the Coordinator of
Youth & Young Adult Ministry for the diocese, it is my job to serve as his
liaison on outreach efforts toward adolescent and young adult Catholics
(including middle school, high school, campus, college-aged, emerging and young
adult ministry). From all accounts, Bishop Hying has an affinity for these
ministries, and has pledged his desire to work hard to bring Christ to the young
Church of Gary. I look forward to introducing him to the programs and people
that are in place, and am open to new possibilities as well.
Caritas Numquam Excidit: Love Never Fails!
Mini-Retreat* for Youth Ministry Leaders: Our ministry is BEST when the Spirit of Christ is burning HOT! But unless you keep stoking a fire, it burns out. This all-too-brief
gathering for youth ministry leaders in the Diocese of Gary is meant to stoke that fire! Join your brother and sister youth ministers for a LONG-overdue
gathering for JUST youth ministers, Saturday morning,
January 31 at St. Mary (Griffith). Time to pray, laugh, learn about who we are and why we do what we do.
JUST ADDED: BISHOP DON WILL JOIN US! click here for more info
*Due to facility problems at
the Spiritual Life Ctr., this has been moved to St. Mary (Griffith) and is now a
one-day only event, 9a-1p.
of Our Savior YM (Portage) invites parents/teens to join them for Theology of
the Body for Teens: Teens in HS and middle school, with parent permission
and participation, are welcome from throughout the diocese. The sessions start
January 25th, so please spread the word to your parents soon! This is a great
program, and covers challenging subject material very well. Click here for more
info and details: http://is.gd/tobport
If you or your parents have questions, contact Jason at 588-5192.
TAPT retreat XXVII-2015: The diocesan TAPT retreat returns to Camp Lawrence
Mar. 20-22. TAPT is a dynamic, life-changing spiritual retreat for high school
teens sponsored by the Diocese of Gary Office for Youth. Cost: $85. Deadline:
Mar. 6. For complete details, click here
2014 OYYA Year in Review: Before we flip the calendar and take on a new year of
challenges and opportunities, take a look back at some memorable moments for the
Office for Youth & Young Adults in 2014.
Group Leaders (and prospective group leaders): If you missed the NCYC Info Mtg.
Breakfast on November 1 and are interested in receiving information about the
2015 National Catholic Youth Conference, visit
ncyc2015.com, and contact Kev to make sure
you're on the NCYC mailing/email lists.
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
World Youth Day 2016: Due to overwhelming response, we have to officially
close our pilgrimage. We will have 80 pilgrims in 2016! Based on our current
prime hotel locations in Krakow and Rome, we are making this decision to ensure
the best experience possible for those who have submitted deposits. The diocese
will provide consultation should you wish to travel to WYD apart from the OYYA
pilgrimage, or you could request to be added to a waiting list, should others
withdraw. For those who are going click here
for updated WYD info.
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!