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 in Gary. More
than just teens on a conference: they'll be Disciples on a Mission! Learn
more at www.catholicyouthx.com
Bishop Donald J. Hying's official statement on the June 2015 Supreme Court
decision on same-sex marriage
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
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.
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!