Nun Run 5K & Penguin Waddle
Middle School Youth Ministry Day
October 19, 1-7pm
Andrean HS, Merrillville
Christian Family Night
September 13, 5-9pm
YACC is now
CATHOLIC OUTREACH MINISTRIES
World Youth Day 2016
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!
"Our Holy Father has repeatedly called for prayers for peace in the
Holy Land, the Middle East, and more recently specifically for Iraq,
He has also insisted, 'Violence generates more violence; dialogue is
the only path to peace.' I ask that you invite your people to pray
in communion with our Holy Father for a cessation of violence and
for a peace that will allow all people, including Christians, to
live in harmony without fear."
letter to Diocese of Gary priests, 8/13/14
here for General Intercession & common prayer to use
with those you serve)
Middle school youth from around the diocese will gather at the annual Grásta
Dé! Middle School Youth Ministry Day Sun., Oct. 19 from 1-7pm at Andrean HS,
Merrillville. Featuring youth-friendly music, presenters, food, dancing, a mass,
and a concert featuring a variety of award-winning young artists!
Click here for details
CYX 2014, July 18-20: Live loud. be real. Change the world! Thanks to all
who made CYX 2014 a great xperience! CYX 2014 encouraged teens to live in a
spiritually-dangerous manner, and now they return to their communities better
equipped to build the Kingdom of God. It was a CYX unlike any other! Link to the
photo gallery and more at
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
DIOCESAN LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM:
Parish, school and diocesan ministry leaders are invited to attend a
Leadership Symposium on Saturday, October 4th at Our Lady of
Consolation from 8:30am-12:30pm. The theme of the symposium is "Pope
Francis Calls Us to Mission and Evangelization: Who Will Answer?"
The format allows for an engaging exchange of ideas and insights
from both our presenter, Fr. Robin Ryan, and the event participants.
Bishop Melczek will provide a reflection and call to action. Pope
Francis wrote, "Try to be a church that finds new roads...and go to
those who do not attend Mass, to those who have quit or are
indifferent." As leaders, how will we respond? A presentation of the
diocesan offices of Parish Pastoral Councils and Hispanic Ministry,
anyone in ministry leadership will benefit from attending. Symposium
is free, but you must RSVP by registering online. To register, visit
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!