THE WAY YM Day for Grades 8-12
November 19 · St. Michael, Schererville
CATHOLIC OUTREACH MINISTRIES
December 1-3, 2016
San Jose, CA
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!
THE JOURNEY BEGINS NOVEMBER 19.
Teens in Grades 8-12 are invited to attend
THE WAY, a Diocesan youth ministry
day, held Sat. Nov. 19 at St. Michael in
Schererville. Includes: comedian Bob
Perron, praise music, Adoration, Mass, food,
and a dance/social. Celebrate your faith
alongside other Catholic teens from NW
Indiana, as we start our journey toward the
National Catholic Youth Conference in 2017!
Cost: $15. Registration deadline: Nov. 13.
Click here for info or
to everyone who helped make Grasta De! 2016 a
joyous celebration of God's Grace...and MERCY!
> Check out
the official Grásta Dé! 2016 photo
gallery, courtesy Jazmyn Becerra (Our Lady of
Guadalupe, East Chicago)
learn how God's grace can lead to mercy, forgiveness"
NWI Catholic story
teens learn a proverb about forgiveness," NWI
Adult Group Leader Pancake Breakfast:
Free pancakes & info! The largest
regular gathering of Catholic teens in
the USA returns to Indy in Nov., 2017,
and if you’ve even considered taking two
teens or fifty, the place to be is the
NCYC Group Ldr. Info Mtg. & Breakfast on
Saturday Nov. 5, 9-11am at Nativity of
Our Savior, Portage. If you are even
considering attending NCYC, I strongly
recommend attending this mtg.! (If you
can’t make it, consider sending a
representative.) The key to taking a big
group next fall is to start making plans
now! I will pass along all info I know,
as well as some insights on fundraising
and integrating NCYC into your existing
ministry strategies. You'll also learn
about our plans to help you turn your
trip to NCYC into a PILGRIMAGE! RSVP
Hying's online ECHO series: Youth ministry leaders, young adults, parents,
any adult who has ever wanted to have a better grasp of "what the church teaches
about," your bishop understands you are not alone! That's why Bishop Hying has spearheaded an
effort to make you a more informed Catholic. Take a digital pilgrimage with Bishop Hying in the new online ECHO
series, as he leads us through the United States Catholic Catechism for
Adults. Spend time rediscovering your Catholic faith in this online
video-based study series. Bishop Hying will offer a reflection on each chapter
of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults.
Click here to register. Participants will need to acquire a copy of the
United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, which is available
online for free here. Print
ECHO PROMO from Ahava Productions on Vimeo.
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. Let’s 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