TAPT Retreat XXVII
March 20-22 · Camp Lawrence
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!
OYYA has compiled links to assist youth
ministry leaders in preparing to bring
Lenten themes to youth. Click here to see the
links at the Youth Ministry page.
TAPT retreat XXVII-2015:
Thank you to everyone who made TAPT XXVII a blessed encounter with Christ! Over
100 TAPTsters and team members representing at least 27 diocesan parishes
gathered March 20-22 for the 27th annual Teens Are Praying Together
garytapt.com for links to the online
evaluation (due Apr. 8)
See the official photo
> T.A.P.T. is now an
acronym for Teens Are Praying Together. Read
more from Kev about why it was changed
adult Catholics, 20’s & 30’s, married & single are invited to join Bishop Don
Hying for a “Q & A” Friday, April 10th, 7 – 8:30pm, at the Whiting Knights
of Columbus (1120 119th Street, Whiting). Young adults will be encouraged to
share their thoughts, ideas, and opinions on the issues they face. Bring a
friend or two, and make it a night out, beginning with a healthy dialogue about
the Church...and the roles young adults will play in her future. Admission is
free. Cash bar offered. RSVP’s required on or before April 8th.
Click here for more information
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
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
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!