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the Catholic Church & One Another
For those 19-39, Single or Married,
in the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown
In this edition:
-- Lenten Resources
-- World Youth Day Poland, Deposits now due
-- Free Online Course on The Joy of the Gospel
-- Retreat Opportunities
-- Speaker Series/Special Presentations
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Lent begins Ash Wednesday, February 18.
Start your Lent off right by creating your plan to fast, pray, and give
with some of these great Lenten resources:
Watch "Lent in 2 Minutes" (From Busted Halo.,com):
The Holy Father's message for Lent 2015:
Lent Resources from the USCCB
Lenten Books From Loyola Press
Lenten Calendar from Busted Halo
Lenten Resources (Operation Rice Bowl) and Simple Meal Recipes from Catholic Relief Services
Lenten Resources from Our Sunday Visitor
-- World Youth Day Poland 2016
Deposits Now Due for the International Gathering for World Youth Day in Kraków, Poland, July 24 – August 2, 2016
The Diocese of Youngstown is working with Faith Journeys on a pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland for the international gathering for World Youth Day 2016 for those ages 16 – 35 (note: those age 16 – 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian).
There is a land only option for those who wish to select their own flights, and Cleveland to Warsaw flights arranged for full-package travelers. The pilgrimage includes a tour of Auschwitz and Wadowice (birthplace of St. John Paul II). The trip itinerary and registration form can be downloaded from the diocesan webpage for World Youth Day:
For general information about World Youth Day, visit the official website:
“Fostering a Culture of ENCOUNTER with Young Disciples”
– Register now
A FREE Massively Open Online Course (or MOOC) is being offered by the National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders (NACYML) for all adults who minister with young people. Each of the 5 weeks will discuss a chapter of the Holy Father Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium. or “The Joy of the Gospel,” feature nationally known speakers and discussions boards on various topics/areas of ministry. Focuses for learning groups might include parents/family, theological foundations, the youth ministry leader, liturgy, faith formation, confirmation, social justice, religious vocations, Catholic schools,Young adults in ministries, digital/social media, and the role of clergy.
Take as many weeks as you like, April 12 through May 16, 2015. Course material will be posted on Sundays, live discussions with the speakers will be offered on Tuesdays, and discussions will run throughout the week. Track your participation to earn up to 5 hours per week towards Religious Education office certification.
Register online at: http://www.nacyml.org/moocRegister.htm
-- Retreat Opportunities
> "Where is the Spirit Calling YOU?" Spirit @ Work Retreat for 20s & 30s
Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. - noon Sunday, March 22
@ Sister of Notre Dame in Chardon OH (near Cleveland) with Charis Ministries
Reflect on your gifts and how you are called to use them. Hear peers talk about faith in their lives and work, discuss in small groups, pray and learn Ignatian tools to discern where God is calling you. $40 includes overnight accommodations, meals and retreat fees.
Register at: charisministries.org
or contact Sr. Kate for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 440-476-6094.
(I know of at least one young lady from Canton who is registered form our diocese!)
> "What Next" Retreat for Catholics in 20s and 30s
@ Proctor Retreat Center, London OH
Our careers, life situations, relationships, and identities are always changing -- Explore the transitions that define who we are and consider how faith can carry you through. $65
For more information and to register, visit:
> "Unlocking the Heart: A Lenten Journey of Renewal"
Friday, March 20, 6 p.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21
@ Villa Maria PA
Lent signals the time to get back in shape spiritually.
It’s the time we turn again and refocus our vision.
Are we open to the presence of God in our hearts and do
we listen to the whispered Voice of the Holy, calling and
coaxing us to new life? Join with others to the quiet
spaces of your own soul in this Lenten weekend.
For more information, Email Sr. Cheryl Rose, email@example.com,
Or send in your name, age, address, phone, an special needs you may have, and mail $50 check made out to Sisters of the Humility of Mary by Feb. 21st to: 20015 Detroit Road Rocky River, OH 44116 to register.
Speaker Series & Special Presentations
> Be sure to check out your local parish offerings for this Lent such as Soup and Speakers, Parish Missions, Penance Services, etc. Here are just a few things to consider:
THEOLOGY ON TAP, Mahoning Valley -- For those in their 20s and 30s:
Wednesday, March 18, 7 - 9:30 p.m.
@ Vintage Estate Wine & Beer in Boardman, Ohio
Thirsting for something more in your life? Then tap in to this speaker series for young adults (ages 20s and 30s). It is FREE to attend, you just buy any beverage or snacks you wish to order.
Information at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/253398624683857/
or search on Facebook for Mahoning County Theology on Tap.
**** The February gathering was held a week early *****
but if you missed that or are just looking for options this Ash Wednesday,
the Cathedral would welcome you:
Mass with Ash Distribution:
Annual Pasta fagioli dinner
Ash Wednesday February 18, 2015, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
@St. Columba Hall
$6.50 includes, soup, salad, bread & butter and dessert.
There will be pop and pizza for sell as well. You can eat in or take out.
For more information, contact Lisa Fetty at 330- 503-6895.
(This is where I'll be lunching for my main meal for the day!)
Spirits and Spirituality
Friday, February 27th
@ The Blue Fig Bar & Grill, 6041 Whipple Ave. N.W. North Canton, OH 44720
The perfect brew of Faith & Fun -- St. Anthony/All Saints Parish, St. Michael’s Parish and Little Flower Parish invite all Stark County Young Adults to Spirits and Spirituality.
Spirits and Spirituality is a speaker series for adults, married and single, in their 20’s and 30’s. This program provides opportunities to explore issues and topics that relate to Catholic faith in a fun and casual environment. Join us for an informal gathering of food, faith and fun for young adults.
Stirring a Passion for the Bible -- Cackie Upchurch, Presenter
Cackie Upchurch serves as the director of Little Rock Scripture Study, a ministry of the Diocese of Little Rock in Arkansas. She enjoys helping adult Catholics experience Christ through the riches of God’s Word, inviting them to use the Bible in simple and effective ways. She is the general editor for the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible, and an associate editor of The Bible Today, a journal of biblical spirituality.
To register, please contact Roberta Muoio at firstname.lastname@example.org
♦ 330-452-9539 or register on-line at www.stanthonyallsaintscanton.org.
Bishop Franzetta Lecture:
Please mark the date and be sure to invite others to join you for the next Bishop Franzetta Memorial Lecture Series.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
6:00 p.m. Gathering, dinner, and presentation
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Social Hall, Youngstown
Bishop Frank Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut will address “The New Evangelization” in the after dinner presentation. Bishop Caggiano is a popular speaker for adults and young people promoting evangelization and vitality for the Catholic faith.
Tickets: $25 per person. For more information please contact Linda Tedde at 330-744-8451 ext. 252 (** If you are interested in a table with other young adults, financial assistance available, contact Cindee, email@example.com **)
The Bishop Benedict C. Franzetta Memorial Lecture Series honors Bishop Franzetta whose leadership contributed to the growth of many in the faith of Jesus Christ.
>THE HAMILTON FORUM
Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m. @ St. Michael, Canton
Professor Matthew Ashley of Notre Dame
What Have We Learned About Evolution and Christian Faith.
Walsh University Pro-Life Club
Monday, February 23, 7 p.m. @ Barrett Business Center, Walsh University, Canton
Carol Tobias, National Right to Life Committee President
Please bring baby formula, diapers or new/gently used baby clothes to donate to a local Pregnancy Care Center.
Evening of songs, scripture and reflection of the Lenten Season
@ St. Joan of Arc Church, Canton
March 11, 2015
NCCC (National Catholic Collegiate Conference)
for those post high school, ages 18 - 25
@ Indianapolis, IN
Join other college-age and post-graduate young adults from around the country for three days of inspiring keynotes, engaging workshops, dynamic prayer and worship, exceptional music and entertainment, networking with peers, and hundreds of resource exhibits.
Look for speakers, workshops, and registration materials this summer at:
Catholics on Call
is now accepting applications for its 2015 Young Adult Summer Conference.
Catholics on Call invites young people, ages 18-30, who are considering a life of service in the Church to join them for their 2015 young adult summer conference. Participants will have the opportunity to connect and pray with other like-minded young adults, to hear nationally-known speakers discuss how to listen to God’s call, and to learn valuable skills that will help them to discern their vocation, whether it be to lay ecclesial ministry, priesthood or religious life.
This five-day conference will take place from August 4-8, 2015 at Catholic Theological Union in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Registration fee is $100 and includes room and board. For an application please visit www.catholicsoncall.org or for more information contact Catholics on Call at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.371.5431.
Best wishes for a warm rest of your President's Day,
a fun Mardi Gras,
and a holy season of Lent ~ Cindee
Cindee Case, Director
Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OY&YAM)
Catholic Diocese of Youngstown
144 West Wood Street, Youngstown, OH 44503
phone: 330-744-8451 X 280
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“Pray often to the Holy Spirit so that He may help us, give us the strength, give us the inspiration and lead us forward” (Pope Francis, 1/11/15)
Cindee Case, MPS
Director of the Diocese of Youngstown Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.