My name is Vicky Hathaway, and I’m excited to introduce myself as the new Ministry Consultant for Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Gary.
First things first: What is a Ministry Consultant for Youth and Young Adult Ministry?
Simply put, I am your contact person here at the Diocese of Gary for all things youth and young adult ministry related. I will be continuing the great ministry that was laid out before me by Kevin Driscoll by supporting those who minister to young people, providing formation opportunities, and coordinating faith experiences at a diocesan level. I will also be working closely with the Young Catholics Ecclesial Commission as they support parishes in meeting needs of Young Catholics as identified from the Synod process. I am your advocate here in the Pastoral Center and I will be your spiritual “cheer-leader,” praying with and for you and walking with you as you minister to young people.
What’s next? As I begin this new stage in ministry, I am asking for prayers and patience. I have scheduled four “meet and greet” sessions in each of the different deaneries to introduce myself to priests, youth and young adult ministers, directors of religious education, and anyone else who wants to meet me. I’ll put the dates down at the bottom of this post. Events like NCYC and TAPT are still going to continue, as well as working with the Diocesan Youth Council and the Bishop’s Council on Young Adult Evangelization.
Until then, please feel free to reach out to me to say “hi” or introduce yourself. I am itching to start meeting with people, so if you want to meet up or have an event you want me to stop by, please let me know. I look forward to serving you and helping out in any way I can. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace and all goodness,
Meet and Greet Schedule
All gatherings start at 6:30 PM
- Tuesday, August 20, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Hammond
- Wednesday, August 21, St. Matthias, Crown Point
- Tuesday, August 27, St. Paul, Valparaiso
- Thursday, August 29, Sacred Heart, LaPorte