On Saturday, April 9, high-school age youth from around the archdiocese will gather at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains for their very own day of celebration, fun, and workshops on the issues and challenges that face their specific age group.
Depending on your youth group’s plans, it’s either a preliminary for this summer’s World Youth Day in Madrid or a special celebration for New York teens who are not traveling to Spain. The theme reflects the hope of us all for our youth, that they be “Rooted in Christ, Firm in the Faith (Colossians 2:7).” Archbishop Dolan will join in and celebrate Mass.
Organizer Cynthia Martinez, assistant director for Catholic Youth Ministry for the Archdiocesan Catechetical Office, and her very energetic (you need to be when you are organizing events for high-school youth) committee are billing the day as “Madrid in New York.”
If you are a high school religious education director and/or youth minister, then this is the opportunity for your youth to join hundreds of other Catholic youth. The teens get to celebrate who they are – today’s vibrant young Catholic voices – and you, the youth minister, get to network with catechists and youth ministers from across the archdiocese. Awesome music, interesting workshops, lunch and a cool t-shirt are included. Yes, you get a tee shirt, too.
More information, including registration, is here. Questions? Ask Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just remember one thing. The students cannot register individually. You, as the youth minister, have to register them. See you at Stepinac!