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!
FOR LIFE CHICAGO: Over the years
many YM leaders have wished they could be a part of the annual March for Life in
Washington DC, but the logistics involved are just too overwhelming. The March
for Life Chicago is the next best thing. In recent years, March for Life Chicago
has grown rapidly, and provides a great opportunity to speak out loud and proud
for the dignity of life, all on a single Sunday. The 2017 event will be held
Sunday, January 15 2-4pm in downtown Chicago. YM programs might also consider
attending a Youth Rally & Mass prior to the March from 3:30a-1p at St. Ignatius
College Prep. Event website:
marchforlifechicago.org If you are considering bringing a group,
contact Regina for a free coordinator packet (312-422-9300 or email
TAPT XXIX-2017 Team Applications: 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! You may
complete the app online or print it out & mail it. Deadline for
applications is mid-January. Complete information about serving on the
leadership team, including formation dates and job descriptions can be
found at the website. Click here to apply.
latest NWIC column, the mountaintop and the valley: Peter, James, John, and
your teens all joyously proclaim of the mountaintop, ďIt is good that we are
here!Ē But in my latest NWIC column, I make a case for the long-term impact that
good ministry in the valley can have on teens.
THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE 'THE WAY' A
GREAT DAY TO KICKOFF OUR PILGRIMAGE TO NCYC!
NWI CATHOLIC ARTICLE
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
2017 National Catholic Youth Conference, visit
ncyc2017.com, and contact Kev to make sure
you're on the NCYC mailing/email lists.
are our greatest treasure and our hope for the
In his recently-promulgated 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