2014-2015 YM Diocesan Calendar
There are many workshops and youth events planned for the 2014-2015 school year. To make scheduling and planning easier, I am attaching a calendar of Youth Ministers Workshops and Youth Events. Several of you have expressed that it is difficult to attend an event because your calendar is already made in the summer. Hopefully, having these dates early will allow you to be available for the YM workshops, nights of prayer, retreat and the youth events that are scheduled. Let us continue to work together to build our Young Church of Rockville Centre. Click here to download calendar
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Youth Ministry Conference Day September 13, 2014
Join us for a Workshop on "Practical Youth Ministry" Our Lady of Perpetual Help Lindenhurst 8:30-1:30
Michael Theisen, NFCYM,
Director of Membership Services
"Essential Elements of an Engaging Youth Ministry Program ... and Game On .. Creative Catechesis"
Fr. John Sureau,
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Lindenhurst
"Suicide, Drugs, Alcohol and Cutting"
Michael Theisen has served in the field of youth ministry since 1984. Since that time, Mike has served as youth ministry coordinator, director of religious education and pastoral social worker. He also served as director of youth ministry for the Diocese of Rochester for 13 years at which time he also began writing extensively for both Saint Mary's Press and NFCYM, where he helped to develop the annual Youth Ministry Resource Manual.
Fr. John Sureau will share with us his knowledge, insight and experience from working with young men in Hope House Ministries in Port Jefferson, as a Campus Minister, Youth Minister, Teacher, Social Worker and Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lindenhurst.
We are blessed to have both of these men share their years of experience with us as we continue to build our own youth ministry programs and the larger church community of our Diocese.
Whatever your experience - we all have much to learn and share with one another. The needs of our youth change; and, therefore, so does Youth Ministry ... we always need to update our resources to get new ideas.
Registration will begin on July 10th. You will receive an on-line registration for this Workshop in July!
There will also be Publishers available to share new resources for Youth Ministry
NFCYM - San Antonio December 3-7, 2014
National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministers ("NFCYM")
San Antonio, Texas
December 4-6, 2014
Registration has begun for NFCYM in San Antonio for this bi-annual Youth Ministry Conference! It is a time to hear some of the best speakers in youth ministry talk about issues that affect all of our youth ... Schedule of talks schedule
We already have a group of 10 youth ministers attending this Conference. If you would like to attend, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.. DRVC had a great turn out for NFCYM 2012 in Orlando ... This will be a great opportunity for us to go together as a Diocese as we continue to build our Diocesan Faith Community. To Find out more and to register, NFCYM San Antonio
World Youth Day - Krakow 2016
July 24, 2016-August 1, 2016
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy"
Pope John Paul II announced the institution of World Youth Day in December, 1985, as an annual
gathering of youth and young adults for prayer, worship and celebration of the Catholic faith. Since
that time, World Youth Day (WYD) has been a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically
celebrated every three years in a different country. The next World Youth Day will be celebrated in
Krakow, Poland from July 24, 2016-August 1, 2016!
WYD is open to all youth and young adults who want to take part in a spiritual encounter with their
contemporaries centered on Jesus Christ. This pilgrimage is an opportunity to experience in first person the universality of the Church; to share with the whole world the hope of many young people who want to commit themselves to Christ and others. WYD is a unique way to deepen one’s faith and to grow closer to Christ through prayer and sacraments, together with thousands of other young people who share
The same interests and ambitions. During the week of World Youth Day, there will be a complete cultural agenda in addition to the events with the Pope. Once released, the main events of Krakow 2016 will
be posted under the official World Youth Day site at http://www.krakow2016.com/en/.
Join us on our World Youth Day pilgrimage—experience this awakening and rejuvenation of faith that is not just a day or a week, but an ongoing journey!
To register for World Youth Day with the Diocese, please go to www.pilgrimages.com/drvc If you are not registering with a particular group, please join the Diocesan Group for College and Young Adults.
Pilgrimage, Days in the Diocese
WYD Pilgrimage tour, Terms and Conditions
WYD Waiver for Minors – (For youth participants under 18 traveling without parent)
Please feel free to contact the Marianne Sheridan, Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Phone: 516-678-5800, ext. 615 e-mail: email@example.com
World Youth Day - 2016 Official Prayer
God, merciful Father, in your Son, Jesus Christ, you have revealed your love and poured it out upon us in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, We entrust to you today the destiny of the world and of every man and woman. We entrust to you, in a special way young people of every language, people and nation: guide and protect them as they walk the complex paths of the world today and give them the grace to reap abundant fruits from their experience of the Krakow World Youth Day.
Heavenly Father, grant that we may bear witness to your mercy. Teach us how to convey the faith to those in doubt, hope to those who are discouraged, love to those who feel indifferent, forgiveness to those who have done wrong and joy to those who are unhappy. Allow the spark of merciful love that you have enkindled within us become a fire that can transform hearts and renew the face of the earth.
Mary, Mother of Mercy, pray for us.
St. John Paul II, pray for us.