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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 - msheridan@drvc.org

Thank you so much for your help and support,
Marianne

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 msheridan@drvc.org 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  

 

 
Upcoming Events Print E-mail

January 20, 2017 - Night of Prayer & Adoration

St. William the Abbot

2000 Jackson Avenue, Seaford, NY

7pm - doors open at 6:30

Holy Hour followed by Volleyball and Refreshments

Please rsvp to swateens@gmail.com

flyer


Friday, January 27 – March for Life http://marchforlife.org/future-dates

$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. 


February 16, 2017 - for Critical Conversation

St. Joseph Parish Center
39 N. Carll Avenue, Babylon
6pm-8pm -5:30 Registration and Lite Dinner

Mary McMahon, Director for Youth & Child Protection, Presenter

Topics to be discussed
Understanding boundaries
How doe sexual attraction influence ministry?
Recognizing when healthy boundaries morph into unhealthy ones
Do you care too much??
The use and misuse of technology
How do you navigate social networking and ministry?
The Sunday Night Ritual
What is the difference between a secret life and a private life?

Since this training is so important to our ministry, the Bishop's Office has requested that all youth ministers and volunteers complete this training by June 30, 2017. Depending on how many can attend in February, will determine when the training will be offered again before June 30th. Please make every effort to make this training in February. Register today, deadline for registration is Monday, February 13, 2017 

To Register

 


February 18-19, 2017 - "Forgiven" a High School Retreat 

Beginning February 18 @ 1pm - ending on February 19 @ 1:30 (after mass and lunch) Families are also invited to attend mass and lunch with the young people.

St. William the Abbot
2000 Jackson Avenue, Seaford
Cost $40 per person

Retreat begins at 1pm - doors open at 12:30 for registration

"The Lord never gets tired of forgiving us, it is we, who get tired of asking for forgiveness"

This is an overnight retreat that will include an opportunity for mass, adoration, confession, thought provoking discussions, community building, games, movies, and much more.

For more information, please contact Gina Drost at swateens@gmail.com


Saturday, March 4 Youth Day – Spring Youth Day  

"Meant to Live for More - Your Life Makes a Difference!
Come out and meet Bishop John Barres - the 5th Bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre! I know Bishop Barres is excited to meet our youth and all of you! And, I am not speaking for myself, when I say we are excited to welcome him! Let's show him how much we love our youth and how important youth ministry is, not only to us, but to the diocese and to the entire church! What you do makes a difference! Questions? Please contact Marianne Sheridan at msheridan@drvc.org

Register today for "Meant to Live - Your Life Makes a Difference!" - deadline for registration is Monday, February 27, 2017. Registration on line now. Please make checks payable to the Diocese of Rockvile Centre.

Please download and customize the flyer to suit the needs of
your parish in either color or black and white.
paul j. kim template color pj kim b&w

Learn more about Paul J. Kim paul j. kim live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUk9HHp_hxw

To Register


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 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.  

 
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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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