Youth Minister - Rod Liesinger
National Catholic Youth Conference
The National Catholic Youth Conference will be held Nov 21-23, 2013 in Indianapolis! NCYC gathers over 25,000 Catholic Youth from around the United States for a weekend of Keynotes, prayer, liturgy and a celebration of our Catholic Faith. We are in the process of putting information together for the Diocesan Trip (which we are estimating now to be around $750/person) and I will get that information sent out by the beginning of May. If you think you might want to try and get a group of your youth to NCYC would you please let me know in the next couple of weeks for planning purposes. It is not a commitment by any means, I am just trying to get a feel on what the interest is in the Diocese.
Each of our youth have been:
We are signed with the cross in Baptism. We are immersed into the death of Jesus and into an intimate, lifelong journey with the Christian community. Baptism reflects the reality of sin as part of the human condition, and the liberation from sin provided by the death and resurrection of Jesus.
“I claim you for Christ our Savior by the sign of the Cross…” [Rite of Baptism]
Confirmation celebrates the gifts of the Holy Spirit and our willingness to accept their transformative power in our lives. We are sealed with the Spirit, commissioned as disciples and empowered to act as Christ in the world. In Confirmation we are not given the Spirit so much as given to the Spirit for the service of others.
“Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit…” [Rite of Confirmation]
Jesus was delivered up to death and accepted that deliverance as an act of obedience and deep love. As a result, we are delivered from our sins and delivered into salvation. Jesus continues to deliver himself to us in the Eucharist and we deliver ourselves to one another in the reception of his Body and Blood – we take the one with whom we have been fed into a broken world in order to be Christ for one another.
“Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, . . . ” [Communion Rite]
This three-day event will help them discover more fully what that means to them!
Through a generous grant from the Wyoming Catholic Ministries Foundation, the Diocese of Cheyenne is able to offer financial assistance to any youth in our Diocese who would like to be a part of our delegation of youth and adults, to Indianapolis and we would like your parish to be a part of it! Attached is the NCYC flier and information packet, as well as NCYC registration forms for both youth and adults. Please pass this information along to your youth ministry coordinator, high school youth or any adult you feel might be interested in this experience. The initial registration deadline is August 15th, 2013!
If you have any questions about NCYC or any other youth ministry programs, please feel free to contact me at any time. You can also find out more information about NCYC by visiting their website www.ncyc.info.
As crazy as life gets, it pays to pause
and take a look at the big picture:
What's important in my life? What am I looking for?
Where does God fit in?
Join us for The Seeker’s Retreat at the Chapel of the Sacred Heart Grand Teton National Park and Our Lady of the Mountains in Jackson Hole. The retreat will begin Friday, August 16th @ 6:00 PM and end Sunday, August 18th @ 10:00 AM. The cost for this retreat is $60 per person or $55 each if you register with a friend. You must be 21 & over and can be married or single. Lodging and food is provided but SPACE IS LIMITED. Register today at www.charisministries.org.
For questions or more information contact Amy Larsen firstname.lastname@example.org 307.638.1530, Darcee Snider email@example.com 307.761.1895 or Brian Boner firstname.lastname@example.org 307.359.0707
Discipleship Weekend: Last summer we had our first every Discipleship Week, which was a huge success! This summer we are going to offer a Discipleship Weekend, August 2nd-3rd in Green River. We will still have some great talks, fun time, and most importantly serve the elderly and poor in the Green River area. More information will be coming out soon, but I wanted to make sure you all got it on your calendar…. Oh and I did I mention we will also get to go as see Country Recording Artist Phil Vassar?
Christ in the City: The youth modeling the hoodies are actually the participants in this year’s Christ in the City Holy Week pilgrimage. It once again was truly an amazing experience where our youth encountered the Living Christ. If you are looking for a Mission Trip, Weekend Experience or some other type of experience for your youth, please feel free to contact them. They truly are amazing young adults who are great witnesses to living the Gospel with their lives. Every time I am around them I am more and more inspired by their organization and their ministry. They truly are making a difference in the lives of the homeless and poor in Denver.
Lord, I WANT
my Faith in You.
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Diocese of Cheyenne Hoodies: For WYD in Spain, we created a Diocese of Cheyenne youth logo and hoodie for the pilgrims. Well the youth logo, and the hoodies have become a hit so we have used them in different color for every event since then. They have grown in popularity and demand, so we have ordered some Kelly Green hoodies to sell. They are $40/each and are available by contacting me.