New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries
provides programs and services to the Catholic parishes of Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana. We serve families, youth and young adults by providing services for them to develop and nurture a relationship with Jesus Christ that is lived out in the Catholic faith community!
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We are bringing to the New Albany Deanery 2 opportunities to boost your ministries!!
From The Center for Ministry Development we welcome Joan Weber, Coordinator of Lifelong Faith Formation & Young Ministry, to our Deanery for two days of workshops. Each day Joan will share her experience, expertise and materials to assist you in building up your youth ministry and your volunteer recruitment and retention. Don’t miss out!
Calling Youth to Mission will begin Tuesday, May 2nd at 8:30 am with registration and then workshop begins at 9:00 am – 3 pm. Register online Center For Ministry Development. Cost is $54 for the workshop and lunch. Resources will be available to purchase.
This workshop will share effective ways for parishes to engage youth and empower them as young disciples who are growing as witnesses to their faith. We will include vision and practical ideas for these topics:
- Calling Youth to Missionary Discipleship
Growing as Leaders in Our Relationship with Jesus
Transforming Youth Ministry into Disciple-Building
Supporting Families of Disciples
Knowing Young People Today
Equipping Young Disciples
Providing an Encounter
Empowering for Mission
Mobilizing Volunteers will begin Wednesday, May 3rd at 9:00 am – 2 pm at our offices at Catholic Youth Ministries, Youth Center, Mt. St. Francis Center for Spirituality. Register by calling our office, 812-923-8355 or email Sandy. Cost is $10 to cover hospitality and lunch.
No matter what your ministry—be it catechetical, youth or young adult ministry, evangelization, family ministry, social justice, liturgy—you will learn how to:
Broaden leadership within your ministry;
Discern the gifts of the parishioners interested in volunteering;
Connect volunteering with our baptismal call and commitment to stewardship;
Tap into motivations people have for volunteering;
Learn how to match gifts with leadership positions, even when that means letting mismatched volunteers go;
Create a system for volunteer management that works;
Enhance your current recruiting methods;
Explore new ways to mentor and train volunteers, including online resources;
celebrate and sustain your volunteer leaders.
We look forward to seeing you!
Faith in Action & Wolfe Pack
If you are interested in service experiences and are a high school student, we are now registering for two opportunities for you to jump into to.
Faith in Action
4 days of service for high-school teens with hands-on experience in reaching out to our community . True to it’s name, Faith in Action gives you the opportunity to make concrete connections between love of God and love of neighbor. Each year we reach out to local charities to work with them to contribute to the service of those who may have challenges in their lives where they require assistance. We design projects for practical application of social justice and the promotion of human dignity.
July 9-13, 2017
Mt. St. Francis Retreat Center
Registration Deadline is JUNE 1st
For more information go to our High School Ministry page.
Appalachian Summer Mission is a service experience for incoming high school juniors and seniors as well as graduating seniors.
We travel to Campton, KY to provide you with hands-on experience in reaching out to the community members in one of the poorest regions. You will get the opportunity to work alongside others who may be less fortunate, with a focus their human dignity as well as to be open to the lessons they have to teach. There is a wide range of projects, including home rehabilitation and repair, thrift shop and food bank assistance, and working with those who come to The Good Shepherd Mission in need of help.
June 13-17, 2017
We have currently filled all available spots.
We will be taking names for a waiting list.
For more information, go to our High School Ministry page.
The season of Lent is over! Here is the winner of the Golden Halo! Follow on Lent Madness Facebook.
Thirsty Thursday series continues…..
What are you thirsting for?
Thursdays 7pm-9pm @ Catholic Youth Ministries Offices
Join us Thursday nights for faith sharing mixed with fellowship and game nights as we seek to quench our thirst with Christ! April 7th Special guests bringing “Faith and Fondue”. Then on the April 20th we will have our social/game night. Our Thirsty Thursdays continue through May. Look for updates here at our website or contact Jennifer at her email.
College Wolfe Pack
May 18-21, 2017
Appalachia Spring Mission in Wolfe County, KY
$170/Registration Deadline May 2nd.
Spaces are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Appalachia Summer Mission is a three night service opportunity for College-Age Students that provides hands-on experience in reaching out to community members in one of the region’s poorest areas. Participants work alongside others in the community who may be less fortunate, always with respect for their dignity and the lessons they have to teach us. Participants will have the chance to work on a variety of projects.
Download registration information: CWP FLYER 2017
Keep College Students Connected!
Have you a son or daughter attending college? Catholic Youth Ministries would love to keep them connected to the Catholic community by updating them on college ministry opportunities. Email Sandy@nadyouth.org with your son or daughter’s name, email address, school mailing address, and contact number so they can receive information on retreats, service opportunities, and gatherings! Call our office, 812-923-8355 if you have questions.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Join us Thursday, May 4th 6:30pm-8:00pm at Logan’s Roadhouse on Hwy. 131 in Clarksville. If you are new to Theology on Tap, this is an informal gathering to explore our Catholic life. The presentation starts at 7:00pm and this session will be given by Jeff Jenkins on Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic. Door prizes will be given away! Come and chew over good food and conversation!
YOUNG ADULT FAITH SHARING
For all 22-39 year olds meet up on Monday, April 10, 7:00-8:15pm at the Catholic Youth Ministries office at Mt. St. Francis. We will break on Easter Monday, April 17 and resume on April 24th. This continues a new series, We Make the Road by Walking… our upcoming year of spiritual renewal using this book! Can’t make Monday nights… email Sandy@nadyouth.org for other options to connect and share!
Read more about why Brian McLaren wrote We Make the Road at Huffington Post. Follow other updates on our Facebook page.
April 29 6:00 pm at Milliner’s
Come and hang with the Young Adult crowd. Bring a dish to share and a appetite for good food and conversation. Call 812-923-8355 for information on directions and contact info.
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has initiated a convenient new online training program for adults on protecting children from harm. The training builds awareness of how to recognize and report physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and child sexual abuse. Safe and Sacred replaces the Virtus program and offers broader content and easier access to training.
The training is available in English and Spanish 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at www.safeandsacred-archindy.org it takes about 45 minutes to complete and can be done in parts. As of August 1, 2013, all new clergy, employees, and volunteers who have contact with children must complete the Safe and Sacred program before beginning ministry, work, or volunteer service. Current clergy, employees, and volunteers will re-certify starting in January 2014.
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