Welcome, Bishop Hying!
Winter Retreat for YM Leaders
Jan. 30-31, 2015 · Hammond
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!
ye the way of the Lord! The Advent season is a time of preparation that
directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and
also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. Help young people
journey toward the birth of Christ- OYYA has compiled a list of (mostly free)
Advent-themed resources for you to incorporate into your programs with youth.
Includes prayer services, activity suggestions, videos and more. Advent
2014 OYYA Year in Review: Before we flip the calendar and take on a new year of
challenges and opportunities, take a look back at some memorable moments for the
Office for Youth & Young Adults in 2014.
rep: Everitt Fritz was at OLC in Merrillville on December 10th, talking
about a different approach to youth ministry. If you missed it, we captured the
presentation on video (appr. 90 mins). Watch and hear Everett
share his passion for a program that has transformed youth ministry in
communities across the United States. Click
here for link to video
TAPT XXVII-2015 Team Applications are now being accepted: For
current H.S. teens that have previously attended a TAPT, the
application process for team selection (Peer Ministers and OATS Team
members) has begun! Applications are now available online. You may
complete the app online or print it out & mail it. Deadline for
applications is January 16. Complete information about serving on the
leadership team, including formation dates and job descriptions can be
found at the website. Click here for info and to apply
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
Retreat for Youth Ministry Leaders: Our ministry is BEST when the Spirit of Christ is burning HOT! But unless you keep stoking a fire, it burns out. This all-too-brief overnight retreat for youth ministry leaders in the Diocese of Gary is meant to stoke that fire! Join your brother and sister youth ministers for a LONG-overdue overnight retreat for JUST youth ministers, Friday, January 30 - Saturday,
January 31 at the Spiritual Life Center, Hammond. There will be time to pray and time to play. Time to laugh, time to relax, time to learn about who we are and why we do what we do. click here 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!