September 1, 2012
Congratulations to Pam Jakobson from Our Lady of Lourdes in California City, Ca. She is the first person to receive the Confirmation Specialization credential for 2012-2015.
The office of Youth Ministry partner with Catholic Relief Services and World Liturgy Publications and provided our annual High School Leadership Camp. We welcomed students to the brand new Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center on the grounds of St. Anthony Retreat Center from St. Malachi-Tehachapi, St. Anthony of Padua-Reedley, St. Catherine-Dinuba, Catholic Church of Visalia, the Youth Day band, St Mary’s-Taft. It was an extremely successful and blessing weekend for all. Thank you to all those youth leaders that supported this endeavor and we look forward next year.
We held are currently working on our English and Spanish Formation schedules for the 2012-2013 year. Keep an eye out for the dates. We have formed 3 committees to work with the Region XI standards and come up with a schedule for formation, one for full time youth ministers, another one for volunteers and one for core teams. If you would like to be a part of any of these committees please contact me.
Invite your Confirmation team to attend one of our Confirmation Trainings:
All Workshops: 9am-4pm. $20/P. Lunch included *.
September 8th, 2012: St. Joseph’s—Los Banos.
September 9th, 2013: St. Anne’s –Ridgecrest. 1pm-5pm
Taller en Español: TBA
If you would like to be part of the training team. Please contact the office of youth ministry. Master Catechists are specially invited to be part of the team.
For more information on how the office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry can assist you, please click here.
Free Catholic College Fair. 10 am – 4pm. Over 20 National and Regional Catholic Colleges are coming to the central valley looking for perspective students. Open to all prospective college students and their families. More info at: www.CatholicCollegeFairs.org
September 24. Garces Memorial High School Cafeteria. 2800 Loma Linda Dr. Bakersfield, CA 93305.
September 25. San Joaquin Memorial High School Cafeteria. 1406 N. Fresno St. Fresno, CA 93703F.
September 27. Diocesan wide Holy Hour - youth prayer Service. 7pm – 8:30. Holy Spirit Fresno, Our Lady of Fatima Laton, Sacred Heart Bakersfield. 3 different locations to be announced. Bring snacks to Share! More information to come.
October 13. Young Adult Night at the Congress. Come and meet other young adults from around the Diocese. 7pm – 9pm. Cost $10 or $5 if registered for Congress.
October 14. High School Youth Day. Visalia Convention Center. Registration is now open! 8:30am (registration opens) – 5:00pm. Mass 3:45 – 5:00pm, All priests are welcomed to concelebrate. Theme in honor of the Year of Faith: “It’s Only the Beginning! Know HIM, Love HIM, Serve HIM”. $20 per participant. It does not include lunch. Ceili Rain, Sarah Hart, Paul J. Kim, Noel Garcia, Ansel Agustin and others…! Parents are invited to a parent workshop.
Youth & Young Adult Ministry Coordinator