National Catholic Youth Conf.
Nov. 16-19, 2017, Indianapolis
TAPT retreat XXIX
March 31-April 2
CATHOLIC OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Young adult walking pilgrimage to Spain's Camino de Santiago
July 30-August 7, 2017
Shared prayer for Youth Ministry
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!
TAPT XXIX-2017: The diocesan TAPT retreat returns to Camp Lawrence Mar.
31-April 2. TAPT is a dynamic, life-changing spiritual retreat for high school
teens sponsored by the Diocese of Gary Office for Youth. Cost: $85. REGISTRATION
IS NOW OPEN! For complete details, visit garytapt.com ,
or contact Kevin Driscoll: 219-769-9292 x229.
2017 National Catholic
Youth Conference is back in Indianapolis, Nov.
16-19, and OYYA is leading the biennial diocesan
delegation of parish/school groups. Teens, parents:
contact your youth ministry leader to make sure your
parish is attending! Group Leaders (and prospective group leaders),
if you are interested in receiving information, visit
ncyc2017.com, and contact Kev to make sure
you're on the NCYC mailing/email lists.
ministry for College-aged
young Catholics: COLLEGIATE CATHOLICS, you are invited to a new monthly gathering on the
first Thursday of each month, where you can explore your faith and
connect with others. Featuring food, friends, witness, faith
exploration, inspiration, and prayer, it might be just what you need
to keep Christ at the center of your hectic life.
Click here to learn
are our greatest treasure and our hope for the
In his Synod Pastoral
Letter, Young Catholics are included by Bishop Hying as a key priority for the 2017 Diocesan
Synod. As the process begins, I encourage
everyone to read the letter and begin to answer
the questions listed. Letís embrace this Synod,
because it has the power to transform the life
of the Church at all levels in NW Indiana, and
in particular youth and young adult ministry!
Teens for Synod 2017: Insights from the Diocese
of Gary Youth Council
The DYC held
a retreat day over the summer to discuss the
Synod, and how to ensure that the voice of teens
are heard. Read their insights here.
"Young people, as an integral part of Church,
need to be part of the process," Bishop
Donald Hying's weekly column for the Northwest
Indiana Catholic, 7/3/16