We are looking for (3) Protecting God’s Children Certified Adults to help chaperone at the Youth Rally on Saturday, March 5.
Please call the Parish Office at 323-6894 if you are interested.
Please save the MONDAY NIGHT GATHERINGS dates for this school year 2016-2017:
March - 6
LA CONGRESS YOUTH DAY 2017
WHAT IS THE YOUTH DAY?
Youth Day is held annually on the Thursday of the Religious Education Congress weekend. It is a day just for youth from many different backgrounds from throughout the Archdiocese – and beyond – to participate in a Rally, Liturgy and Workshops focused just for them.
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WHO MAY ATTEND?
Youth Day is designed for all students from public and Catholic schools, grades 9 through 12. NOTE: Students below the 9th grade are not allowed to participate in this event and will be refused admission.
WHEN IS THE TRIP?
Departure: Wednesday, February 22, at 3:30 pm at OLS Church Parking lot
Return: Saturday, February 25 approximately at midnight at Our Lady of the Snows Church Parking lot
Teens/adult participants will be on a chartered bus
Anaheim Marriott Hotel
700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
Two blocks from the Convention Center
and across the street from Disney.
WHAT DOES YOUTH DAY COST?
Registration to attend Youth Day is $300 only with teen’s full participation in LA Congress Fundraising. If participants do NOT wish to participate in the fundraising program the complete cost for the trip is $500 (Transportation $130, Hotel $180, Disneyland Park Hopper Ticket $150 and Conference Registration $30. Diocesan T-Shirt $10). Meals will be subsidized by parish except for Disneyland meals.
Inquire about scholarships with your parish youth minister.
We have limited seats to 55 teens. Once Youth Day registration fills to capacity, it is CLOSED to further registrations. Please note we anticipate that seats will be taken before the registration fee is due on Wednesday, November 30, 2017.
MANDATORY TEENS/ADULT PARTICIPANT MEETING.
On Wednesday, February 1 at 5:30 pm at the OLS Parish Center (Zoom conference is also available), we have a mandatory meeting. At our meeting, each participant will learn about the fundraising program, hotel accommodation, logistics, meals, budget, and more!
Adult Volunteers – Youth Ministry invites adult from parish or school to be a volunteer for the event. Youth Day volunteers are assigned to a variety of positions throughout the day. This is a great way to experience Youth Day and assisting to be an adult chaperone – and to enjoy a day at Disneyland. To volunteer for Youth Day 2017, an adult needs to have been have taken the Awareness Session Protecting God’s Children, Finger Printed thru the diocese and submitted a background check form in accordance with their Diocesan of Reno Protection God’s Children requirements. For more information about volunteering or to submit your name to be part of our team, please contact Gigi Grapé at email@example.com
at (775) 323-6894. Come join the fun, we need you!
Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
Ministry with adolescents helps young people learn what it means to follow Jesus Christ and to live as his disciples today, empowering them to serve others and to work toward a world built on the vision and values of the reign of God. As we wrote in A Message to Youth:
As a baptized member of the Church, Jesus Christ calls you to follow in his footsteps and make a difference in the world today. You can make a difference! . . . In the words of the Holy Father: "Offer your youthful energies and your talents to building a civilization of Christian love . . . commit yourself to the struggle for justice, solidarity, and peace" (Homily at World Youth Day, Denver, 1993).
The challenge of discipleship—of following Jesus—is at the heart of the Church's mission. All ministry with adolescents must be directed toward presenting young people with the Good News of Jesus Christ and inviting and challenging them to become his disciples. For this reason, catechesis is an essential component of youth ministry and one that needs renewed emphasis. If we are to succeed, we must offer young people a spiritually challenging and world-shaping vision that meets their hunger for the chance to participate in a worthy adventure.
Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
Young people experience the Catholic community of faith at home, in the parish (especially in youth ministry programs), in Catholic schools, and in other organizations serving youth. Ministry with adolescents recognizes the importance of each of these faith communities in helping young people grow in faith as they experience life in community and actively participate in the mission of Jesus Christ and his Church.
Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Ministry with adolescents promotes the growth of healthy, competent, caring, and faith-filled Catholic young people. The Church is concerned for the whole person, addressing the young people's spiritual needs in the context of his or her whole life. Ministry with adolescents fosters positive adolescent development and growth in both Christian discipleship and Catholic identity. Promoting the growth of young and older adolescents means addressing their unique developmental, social, and religious needs and nurturing the qualities or assets necessary for positive development. It also means addressing the objective obstacles to healthy growth that affect the lives of so many young people, such as poverty, racial discrimination, and social injustice, as well as the subjective obstacles to healthy growth such as the loss of a sense of sin, the influence of values promoted by the secular media, and the negative impact of the consumer mentality.
--excerpted from Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry