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
Resource Site for Pope Francis Visit to America: Videos, homilies and talks
given during Pope Francis' visit to the USA
Do your teens truly understand why we have a
Pope? Here's a
article to cover the basics. Here is the
teaching from the Catechism (880-887).
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.