2015 Nat'l Catholic Youth Conference
November 19-21 · Indianapolis
Retreat with Bishop Hying
for college students & young adults
Jan 2-3 · Donaldson, IN
CATHOLIC OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Shared prayer for Youth Ministry
World Youth Day 2016
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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!
Nearly 260 youth and adult youth leaders from over twenty five Catholic parishes
and Andrean HS represented the Diocese of Gary at the biennial National
Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), held November 19-21 in Indianapolis.
A photo gallery is now posted. Link to it from
Mark your calendars: the next National Catholic
Youth Conference will be held November 16-18, 2017.
Bishop Don Hying invites college students and
young adults to join him for "Seeking the Light," a retreat January 2-3, 2016 at
the beautiful Lindenwood Retreat Center in Donaldson, IN. Bishop Hying will
serve as the retreat director as he leads participants through a variety of
faith experiences centered around the Epiphany, bringing to life its meaning in
our lives today. For complete details and to register, visit
Messenger of Divine Mercy” The moving, live production performed by actress
Maria Vargo and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will
be presented at St. John the Evangelist in the Church on Thursday, December 3
at 7:00 PM. Experience firsthand the life and message of Saint Faustina
whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a world-wide devotion to
Christ’s Divine Mercy. Admission is $10. For tickets, contact the Parish Office
at 219-365-5678 or email
jackiekrilichATyahoo.com . Please RSVP on or before Nov. 19. YouTube
trailer, promo flyer, and more info here:
Insights on the Indiana Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Poverty –
“Poverty at the Crossroads: The Church’s Response to Poverty in
The Diocese of Gary Diocesan Youth Council
(“DYC”), a representative body of high school-aged leaders
from parishes and ministries throughout the diocese,
participated in a reading and reflection of the
recently-released Pastoral Statement from the Indiana
Bishops, Poverty at the Crossroads: The Church’s Response
to Poverty in Indiana. Reps provided
feedback on the document’s three main sections:
See, Judge, Act.
Click here to read the DYC feedback
to Deacon Frank Zolvinski, first-ever Diocese of Gary recipient of the
NFCYM Companions on the Journey Award. It's the highest recognition
from the NFCYM for a diocese to confer to adults who demonstrate excellence in
youth ministry as reflected in Renewing the Vision, commitment to
on-going education and formation, longevity in ministry, commitment to young
people, and outstanding leadership at the local and/or diocesan level.