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5 04, 2019

“Behold, I make all things new!”

By |April 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

December, 2018 After a long period of prayerful discernment, I recently informed Bishop Hying of my decision to resign my position as director of the Office for Youth & Young Adults (OYYA). He and I will meet soon to discuss an exit strategy, but for now I intend to remain through World Youth Day (January [...]

27 02, 2019

Kev is back! Kinda (TAPT, NCYC, Awakening)

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

February 27, 2019 attn: Youth & Young Adult Ministry leaders (including former or prospective NCYC group leaders) I am happy to announce that I will remain employed by the Diocese of Gary to oversee three important youth and young adult ministry events in 2019: the TAPT retreat (March 16-17), the new Awakening retreat (April 12-14), [...]

1 01, 2019

Text List for WYD Pilgrims

By |January 1st, 2019|Categories: World Youth Day 2019|0 Comments

As an additional means of communicating important information as our pilgrimage nears, I have established a text list for WYD pilgrims. WYD TEXT LIST SERVICE, REMIND: REMIND is used often by schoolteachers. Forgive the school language (eg “class,” “teacher,” etc). To join the list, Text the message @wyd19 to 81010. I will use this [...]

21 12, 2018

Advent Blessings and Merry Christmas!

By |December 21st, 2018|Categories: World Youth Day 2019|0 Comments

Advent Blessings and Merry Christmas! As I type this update, the countdown clock at garywyd.com reads “32 Days.” In a little over a month we will board a bus headed to O’Hare to encounter Christ in so many profound ways that are hard to describe! That experience of the Catholic Church you have in [...]

24 11, 2018

Growing youth ministry? You need a sales staff and a motivating sales manager

By |November 24th, 2018|Categories: Youth Ministry|0 Comments

In a prayer service on Pentecost Sunday at the Cathedral of Holy Angels, Bishop Hying will ceremonially accept each parish’s Synod Action Plan. I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have peeked at many of your plans. Over forty percent of parishes selected the ecclesial area Young [...]

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