Welcome, Bishop Hying!
Catholic Parent Revival
Saturday, December 6
Andrean High School
Winter Retreat for YM Leaders
Jan. 30-31, 2015 ∑ Hammond
Top Ten Challenges Facing High School-Aged Teens, presented by the Diocesan Youth Council
YACC is now
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!
Bishop Hying! Join me in welcoming the Most Reverend Donald J. Hying
to Northwest Indiana! Read the
official press release from the USCCB here. Also,
this article from Vatican Radio, and a
little more intimate piece from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Catholic
Herald from a few years back. We look forward to getting to know Bishop
are extremely grateful for the gifts bestowed to this diocese by the now
Bishop Emeritus Dale Melczek, particularly for what he has meant for youth
and young adult ministry. Bishop Melczek will remain in service to the Church of
Gary, choosing to remain in Northwest Indiana in retirement.
ministry leaders, please pass this info along to the parents you serve!
Looking for support in
your vocation as a parent? Join a local gathering of the nationally-broadcast
Catholic Parent Revival, Saturday, December 6 at Andrean High
School. Parents, grandparents and guardians will join together and become
part of an exciting, first-ever live, online teleconference originating in San
Antonio, Texas. Inspiring speakers and music and meaningful prayer will help
revive your faith, discover a deeper motivation, and find support for the daily
effort of growing deeper in faith as a family.
This day of faith and
fellowship will be held at no cost to participants on Saturday, December 6 in
the Andrean High School cafeteria from 11 amĖ5 pm, CST. Lunch and snacks will be
provided. Join us for all or part of the day. Please note that this event is for
adults only; no babysitting service will be provided.
To participate, RSVP to
Stacia Bolakowski, Campus Minister, at (219) 887-5281 ext. 247 or
no later than 3 PM on Thursday, December 4, 2014. We hope to see you there!
More details about the event, including a link to
an easy-to-print PDF flyer
ye the way of the Lord! The Advent season is a time of preparation that
directs our hearts and minds to Christís second coming at the end of time and
also to the anniversary of the Lordís birth on Christmas. The final days of
Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation
for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord (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.
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
World Youth Day 2016: Due to overwhelming response, we have to officially
close our pilgrimage. We will have 80 pilgrims in 2016! Based on our current
prime hotel locations in Krakow and Rome, we are making this decision to ensure
the best experience possible for those who have submitted deposits. The diocese
will provide consultation should you wish to travel to WYD apart from the OYYA
pilgrimage, or you could request to be added to a waiting list, should others
withdraw. For those who are going click here
for updated WYD 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!