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Your Help Is Needed! 

We have many seniors graduating, please help to keep these young people connected to their faith on their college campuses.

Dear Friends,
Last year was the first time we, as a Diocese, participated in the Newman Connection. Between the Catholic Schools and the Youth Ministry Groups we collected, 2,194 student names that were forwarded to the Campus Ministers on the colleges that were named. It really is a simple process for us to take part in. I ask that you please take some time at your next meeting and complete the attached form for your graduating students. For the most part, he format for a school's e-mail is pretty much the same - they all use the name of the student and just add @and the school's name. When I receive your list, I will forward it to the Newman Connection who then sends it directly to the college Campus Minister. The Campus Minister then sends a "Welcome" to the student, inviting them to be part of the Catholic Campus Ministry of the College and the Newman Club. Will all students avail themselves of this? I wish I could say yes, but at least we are giving them the opportunity to know about how to connect to their College CCM. I have seen, first-hand, how being part of the Catholic Community on college has made a big difference in the lives of our young church. As we all know, a college campus is not always conducive to "doing the right thing"... our young people need to know that they have somewhere to go, where they can continue to grow in their faith with other young people. So, please help by filling out this form and returning it to me by June 1. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let me know -

Thank you so much for your help and support,

Learn more about the Newman Connection - let's help our young people stay connected! Newman Connection

Please complete the attached form and either e-mail me at or fax at 516-594-0064.
Student File

marianne sheridan
diocese of rockville centre
516-678-5800, ext. 615 


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  


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November 10 – “Outcasts” – St. Joseph, Babylon, 7:30 – 9:30

To Register on Line >>> click to register
Please register on line - at the door the cost is $12

$5 donation before November 10th, $12 at the door. Free-will offering will be collected after the screening for the Friars of the Renewal. This documentary, produced by Grassroots Films (Human Experience and Child 31) and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal focuses on those who have been made outcasts by the world through the eyes of those in a Honduran prison, crack houses in England, Moycross, Ireland and New York City. Jose Campo, the producer of Garssroots and Fanciscan Friars will be present for Q&A after the movie. Information on purchasing tickets can be found on the website, the YM Facebook page and has also been sent to each YM through an eventspot, where you can register online. To learn more about the documentary, please visit


November 19 – YM Training – St. Anthony’s, Oceanside – 10 am to 2 pm
“How to Put Together a Retreat Specific to Your Youth Group” – Kathy Spataro, Presenter – 25 years experience as a youth minister

December 1-3 “Connect in Christ” National Federal of Catholic Youth Ministers Conference San Jose – December 1-3
Featuring Ansel Augustine, D.Min. Kara Powell, Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary Bishop Frank Caggiano, Diocese of Bridgeport Chris Stefanick, Real Life Catholic. For more information and to register –

Friday, January 27 – March for Life
$85, this includes transportation, overnight stay and “Life is Very Good” Concert and Praise & Workshop, Mass in the Verizon enter and all MFL Events. More information will be sent out in October for registration. 

Saturday, March 4 Youth Day – venue to be decided  10am – 3 pm
With more than a decade of speaking to youth and performing original music, Paul J. Kim has earned an international reputation as a dynamic motivational speaker with a highly entertaining yet life-changing messages. Paul’s ability to connect with any audience, while witnessing to Christ’s redeeming love is a rare gift. Paul moves his audiences from laughter in one moment to deep reflection and prayers in another. Paul J. Kim utilizes his many talents to communicate the gospel to young people in a way that is engaging, entertaining and altogether inspiring. Paul uses humor and personal stories to reveal how Christians are beloved sons and daughter of the Father.

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Skating – United Skates

Friday, May 5, 2017
YM Night of Celebration
7pm – 10pm


"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 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.  

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Mission Statement

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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