Your Help Is Needed!
We have many seniors graduating, please help to keep these young people connected to their faith on their college campuses.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or fax at 516-594-0064.
diocese of rockville centre
516-678-5800, ext. 615
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
YM Training - August 23-24, 2016
Cure of Ars Parish Center
2323 Merrick Road, Merrick
8:30 to 3:30 each day - half hour for lunch
There is no cost for this workshop
Only those who have completed SafeTalk will be able to register for ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). ASIST is the second part of the SafeTalk training. ASIST is an intensive program that requires two days of training - you must attend both days.
• Presentations and guidance from two certified trainers
• A scientifically proven intervention model
• Powerful audiovisual learning aids
• Group discussions
• Skills practice and development
• A balance of challenge and safety
To learn more about ASIST ...ASIST
If you would like to register for ASIST, please e-mail email@example.com no later than June 15th.
If you are interested in taking the 2-1/2 Hour SafeTalk prerequisite training, please let me know. We can run a workshop in late June or early July for SafeTalk. Please contact me by June 1st so that I can arrange to schedule this workshop. If there is an interest for this training, I will definitely set it up. I will contact those who show an interest to get a date on the calendar. To learn more about SafeTalk ... flyer
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