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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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World Youth Day - Krakow 2016

WYD 2016July 24, 2016-August 1, 2016

"Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy"

(Mt 5:7)

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.

Questions?

Pilgrimage, Days in the Diocese
www.pilgrimages.com/drvc 

WYD Pilgrimage tour, Terms and Conditions
www.pilgrimages.com/drvc/wyd 

WYD Waiver for Minors – (For youth participants under 18 traveling without parent)
www.206tours.com/waiver/minor/minor-waiver.pdf 

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: msheridan@drvc.org

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.


 

National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry ("NCCYM") 

What a great opportunity to be with Youth Ministers from our Diocese, to meet other Youth Ministers from across the country and to be "re-energized" and learn more about the Ministry we love! A group of Youth Ministers and myself went down to Orlando in 2013 and had a great time! Hoping to get a group together again this December. Several youth ministers have already registered ... don't wait until the last minute, there are discounts now for registration!  

>>> For more information and to register, please visit: nccym  

 

 

 
Upcoming Events Print E-mail

 

"The Poor have much to teach you .... You have much to learn from them. ... St. Vincent de Paul

midnight run

 

Jesus teaches us another way: Go out. Go out and share your testimony, go out and interact with your brothers, go out and share, go out and ask. Become the Word in body as well as spirit.
Pope Francis

This past year, the young people from our parish youth groups, high schools, college and young adult groups, took Pope Francis’ words to heart and participated in 28 Midnight Runs. What is a Midnight Run? It’s the opportunity to allow the Christ that each of us holds inside to meet the Christ in another. By serving the poor, we become one with them as Jesus did. Through these “Jesus Runs” groups bring food, clothing, conversation and hope to those who are materially poor. These Jesus runs help us to bring the Church out to the streets as we embrace those whose only experience of Church may be through the eyes an hands of those who serve them.

If you are interested in either participating in one of these runs, have your group do a sock, hoodie or backpack drive or make toiletry bags please contact Marianne Sheridan at msheridan@drvc.org. I would be happy to do o presentation for your group and to help you organize your own run.
Thank you for all you are doing in your youth groups to encourage our young people to be aware of the needs of others.


 World Youth Day - Krakow 2016

WYD 2016July 24, 2016-August 2, 2016

 

"Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy"

(Mt 5:7)

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!

For more information about Diocesan Pilgrimage, please click here.

To learn more about the Days in the Diocese, please click here

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.

Questions?

Pilgrimage options

www.pilgrimages.com/drvc 

WYD Pilgrimage tour

www.pilgrimages.com/drvc/wyd 

WYD Waiver for Minors – (For youth participants under 18 traveling without parent)

www.206tours.com/waiver/minor/minor-waiver.pdf 

WYD Terms & Conditions

www.206tours.com/terms/wyd 

Days in the Diocese

http://www.pilgrimages.com/drvc/did

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: msheridan@drvc.org

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. 


Steubenville - August 7-9, 2015 

St. John's University
Carnescca Hall
additional information                  registration 

Early Bird Cost: $250 (until June 15)
Cost after June 15: $265
Deposit Amount: $50
Deadline for Payment of Deposit:2 weeks after registering online
Deadline for Payment of Final Balance:
June 15, 2015
Meals will take place at dining halls on campus and housing will be in various dorms on campus. Once you arrive on campus, parking officials will guide your group to registration.


 


NCYC - November 19-22, 2015
conference schedule

 

registration

 

NCYC is a four-day experience of prayer, community and faith for Catholic teenagers in Grades 10-12. Truly, NCYC is a "WYD" Experience, without leaving the country. I had the opportunity to be with 5,000 of my "closest" friends two years ago - in prayer, in praise and worship - in laughter! Watching our young church together from all across the country, is an experience you will never forget - I know I haven't - nor have the 87 young people who went two years ago! How do I know this, because whenever I meet them at different events, each one says the same thing - "When are we going back to NCYC" ... Take a look at the video and see for yourself! Our young church is alive and well and ready to be challenged to grow deeper in their faith!

 


NCYC 2015 - Promo 1
The Cost for the Conference is $215 per person before September 15 - late fee after this would be $255
NFCYM requires that all registrations go through the Diocesan Office. Therefore, the registration fee of $215 per person would need to reach the Diocese by September 15th. This Conference is in Indianapolis. I am presently working with a travel agent to get flight information and pricing. However, basing the cost on two years ago, I would say that the cost for the flight, hotel, conference and food would be between $850 and $900 per person for this Conference. 

 


 

 
YouthLeader Workshop Print E-mail

Thursday, June 26 - Sunday, June 29, 2014
Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, NY
For High School Students
(entering 10th through 12th grades)

TO DATE I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY COMMITMENTS OR DEPOSITS ...
YOUTHLEADER MAY HAVE TO BE CANCELLED .. I CAN EXTEND THE DATE UNTIL FEBRUARY 10TH, BUT WILL NEED A DEFINITE COMMITMENT AND DEPOSIT IN ORDER TO BOOK THIS.

YouthLeader is a Program sponsored by the Center of Ministry Development (CMD) and is designed to empower our youth with interpersonal and communication skills necessary in the development of youth leaders. Over the past several years, the cost for the 5-day YouthLeader Program was up to $495 per person. Although a great program, the cost was definitely leaving some groups out. Keeping that in mind, we have changed the venue of the Workshop and CMD has developed a 4-day Program for our Diocese. This change will still include all of the important elements of this program, for one day less and at a cost of $215 less per person. I am hoping at the reduced cost, more groups will choose to participate. It is a great way of not only developing the leadership in your own youth groups, but also the leadership of the larger church. I realize that many of you have your own leadership training. However, what makes this program different is that it allows teens from all over Long Island to work, pray and laugh together as they learn the skills necessary for leadership. They get out of their "comfort" zone and are challenged to meet new people, have new experiences and to grow in their faith.

COST FOR YOUTH LEADER
This 4-day Training will cost $280 per person. This fee includes all materials, meals, accommodations, a YouthLeader t-shirt and a wealth of hands on knowledge to take back to their group.

If you are interested in participating in this Training, please
return the following >>> registration form <<<
no later than February 1, 2014
Please click here for >>> flyer <<<

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The Diocese of Rockville Centre is committed to empowering and inspiring our young people to live whole lives as disciples of Christ in a loving and welcoming community, rooted in the joys and traditions of the Catholic faith. The Youth Ministry Apostolate seeks to transform the lives of our youth through a personal Encounter with Christ, which will lead to a life of holiness and prayer, service and social justice. Diocesan Youth Ministry endeavors to create opportunities for young people to develop a relationship with the God who loves them, with the support of other youth who embrace the same Church and values.

 

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