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March 8th Weekly Update

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Youth Apostles Weekly Update vol. 9, no. 9

In this issue (3/8/12):

1) Priorities: Nothing more important

2) Events: Planning ahead

3) Coming up at 1600 Carlin: Formatiomania

4) Birthdays Dominguez.

5) Prayer intentions

6) News: It’s all building up to something

7) Retreat notebook: Lenten companion

8) The Fine Print: Rank and file

 

1) Priorities:

A small Celio among us: Matthew Foyt Celio was born February 28 at 6 lbs., 7 oz. Congratulations, Bobby and Aimee!

 

The beautiful south: Chip Snyder invites you to visit Norfolk, maybe for the Candidate commitment Mass on March 27. Contact him (snyder.chip@gmail.com) ­­­to make arrangements.

Playing with matches: We have met the threshold at which donations members make to the Annual Fund will receive the 100% match offered by an anonymous brother. The community may receive up to $15K in matching funds for donations made from now until June 30. You may make contributions with your credit card — please contact Chip for details.

Camp season! Registration is now open for the summer Spotlight on the Arts camps at St. Veronica and All Saints parishes this July. See Rob Tessier’s March 1 email for details, or contact him at spotlightcamps@gmail.com.

Photos wanted: People want to know more about our ministry. Pictures = Knowledge = Power = Schoolhouse Rock. We need pictures. Send to yas.communications@gmail.com.

What’s going on in your life? Getting married? Covered a Flock of Seagulls song?  Completing a degree? Steamboating the lower Mississippi? Your brothers should know: yas.communications@gmail.com.

2) Events:

March 31                                 Palm Sunday Vigil Family Mass and Potluck Supper
April 28                                   Full Member workshop (8:30 – 5:00)
May 21                                    Golf Tournament at 1757 inAshburn,Va.
June 4                                      Fundraising Dinner at Creighton Farms (near Leesburg)
June 9                                      Priestly Ordination of Deacon Tom Yehl

July 28-August 4                     Beach Trip to Duck, N.C.

 

3) Coming up at 1600 Carlin Lane

Note on coming to dinner: Please remember you are all welcome to join us for dinner on Tuesday nights, just make sure to call us (703-556-0914) to let us know you’re coming. Please try to call before 3 p.m.

March 13

Bl. Agnello of Pisa

Full Members: Come with a head full of Don Bosco’s “Maxims and Methods,” chapter 3 in The Educational Philosophy of St. John Bosco. Candidates: Update thinks you’re lined up for “Adolescent Development.” Is that true? Anyone? Anyone?

4) Birthdays

March 16         Father Ramon

5) Prayer Intentions:

  • For Tom Duesterhaus
  • For David Glasow’s mother and others suffering with severe illness
  • For vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, particularly within Youth Apostles
  • For the ongoing renewal of the consecrated life in Youth Apostles
  • For the victims of war and an end to war; and for our soldiers and their families
  • For all pregnant mothers and the babies they carry

6) Youth, Youth Ministry and Catholic News

N.b., news gathered from third-party sources is intended to meet the broad interests of Youth Apostles and other men interested in Catholic youth ministry. The factual content, analysis, and opinions contained therein do not represent the views of the Youth Apostles Institute or any of its members or employees.

“Cardinal Dolan Writes to Bishops, Outlines Religious Liberty Fight,” Zenit, March 8, 2012

“The situation in theUnited Statesregarding religious liberty suggests that ‘we have to prepare for tough times,’ according to the president of theU.S.bishops’ conference.”

http://www.zenit.org/article-34407?l=english

“Teenagers launch campaign to send one million pro-life letters to the White House,” Lifesitenews.com, March 5, 2012

“15-year-old Angela Kim and the five other members of the Teenage Life Club are sending letters to the White House and the Supreme Court this month calling for an end to abortion. And they are looking for a few hundred thousand people to join them.”

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/teenagers-launch-campaign-to-send-one-million-pro-life-letters-to-the-white

7) Retreat Notebook

Loving Father, I want all my hopes and desires to coincide with your will for me.

 

8) The Fine Print:

Member addresses and the Youth Apostles online calendar (http://www.youthapostles.org/candidate/CALS/calendar.html) are up-to-date. Please let us know if you have corrections or new events to post; contact me if you can’t access the calendar. yas.communications@gmail.com.

 

2010 – 2013 Council

Director:                                                                        Fr. Jack Peterson                          father.jack@marymount.edu

Assistant Directors

Laity:                                                          Jim Garster                                                                  jgarster@verizon.net

Consecrated:                                     Fr. Peter Nassetta                                               pnassett@gmu.edu

At-large Council:                           Mike Power                                                                  michaelpower78@gmail.com

Chip Snyder                                                                 snyder.chip@gmail.com

Formation Director                                              Fr. Jack Peterson                          father.jack@marymount.edu

Treasurer:                                                                    Chip Snyder                                                                 snyder.chip@gmail.com

Secretary:                                                                    Bobby Welsh                                                               rtwelsh@gmail.com

Interim House Director:                                   Erik Teter                                                                      horizontalstripe@gmail.com

Apostolic Coordinator:                                    Mike Paquette                                                           mapaquette@verizon.net

 

Staff

Administrator:                                                          Brian Abrams                                                              administrator@youthapostles.org

Development Director:                                     Eric McDade                                                                eric.mcdade@youthapostles.org

Longbowman:                                                             John “Yew Da Man” Nagy                                 john.nagy@youthapostles.org

 

Youth Apostles Institute        1600 Carlin Lane, McLean, VA  22101   http://www.youthapostles.org

DBC Marks Presidents’ Day with “El Presidente Cup”

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Monday, February 20, 2012 the Don Bosco Center held a Presidents’ Day soccer tournament. The tournament was held at the Don Bosco Center on the new turf field that was just completed this past fall.

There were six teams with six players each in the tournament. Jessica Morales, director of youth ministry at Sacred Heart Parish in Manassas, brought three players and the rest of the players were from the Don Bosco Center.

It was a great day filled with soccer, fun, and food. Ian Nelson was the expert hot dog cook and Fr. Ramon Dominguez, YA was our professional chicken nugget chef.

Tiffany Lambert and Jonathan Mundell helped referee and Jessica Morales was keeping track of the points for the bracket. We did a bracket in which each team played at least twice.

When teams were off the field they watched the game on the field or went in the Center to get some hot dogs, chicken nuggets, pasta, chips and salsa, cheese and crackers, salad, etc.

Teens play soccer at the DBC's turf field, February 2012.

The last two games were 3rd place vs. 4th place and then 1st place vs. 2nd place. The winning team (David, Jesus, Charlie, Adrian, Santos, and Carlos) took pictures with the “El Presidente Cup” trophy. Then each of the players on the winning team got a brand new soccer ball. All in all it was a great fun-filled day at the Don Bosco Center.

Youth Apostles Weekly Update vol. 9, no. 3

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Youth Apostles Weekly Update vol. 9, no. 3

In this issue (1/27/12):

1) Priorities: Done been retreated

2) Events: Petit piety

3) Coming up at 1600 Carlin: Narrowing that down

4) Birthdays Cadenas

5) Prayer intentions

6) News: The gloves come off

7) Retreat notebook

8) The Fine Print

 

1) Priorities:

Away they went: The Women Youth Apostles retreat went very well last weekend. They had 18 women on retreat. Father Jack was there for two days. Eduardo came out and gave two talks. Father David went for Mass on Sunday morning. God was very generous with his grace; thanks for your prayers.

 

Richmond seeks CM interns: The diocese is accepting applications for campus ministry interns for next year. Deadline is January 31. The internships come with a stipend and the chance to pursue a master’s degree in pastoral ministry or theology at no cost.  More info @: http://www2.richmonddiocese.org/human/other/campusminister_INTERN.htm

 

Food for the Soul: Father Jack is looking to expand this ministry. Please tell someone about it and send their email to Eric McDade (eric_m_mcdade@hotmail.com) so he can extend a proper invitation. The next feeding is February 10 with Mass at 7 followed by a light breakfast and a talk on “The Delight of Heaven” at 7:40.

 

Patrons in the house: The literary voraciousness of the Full Member formation program continues in March with a choice between John Morrison’s The Educational Philosophy of St. John Bosco and Chesterton’s classic meditation on St. Francis of Assisi.

 

Photos wanted: People want to know more about our ministry. Lest we convey the authenticity of an infomercial, we need pictures. Send to yas.communications@gmail.com.

 

What’s going on in your life? Getting married? Falconing? Completing a degree? Moving to Montreal? Your brothers should know: yas.communications@gmail.com.

 

2) Events:

February 3                               Children’s Holy Half-Hour, 10:30 a.m.

February 7                               Youth Ministry Seminar: 2 H.S. seniors and 2 college seniors

answer questions about their faith development

February 10                             Food for the Soul, 7:00 a.m.

February 11-12                        College Spring Workshop @ McLean YA House

February 23                             YA Council Meeting

February 27                             Father Jack visits Theological College once more with Father

Bashista and Bishop Loverde.

April 28                                   Full Member workshop (8:30 – 5:00)

June 9                                      Priestly Ordination of Deacon Tom Yehl

 

3) Coming up at 1600 Carlin Lane

Note on coming to dinner: Please remember you are all welcome to join us for dinner on Tuesday nights, just make sure to call us (703-556-0914) to let us know you’re coming. Please try to call before 3 p.m.

 

January 31

St. John Bosco

Mass and meeting, topic TBA, but  is not likely to address lawn darts, the Endangered Species Act, Neoplatonism, eigenvalues, basic strategies for success in chess, cyclonic circulations or prison security in the United Kingdom.

 

February 7

St. Moses

February’s youth ministry seminar is a panel of two high school and two college seniors who will talk and answer questions about their own faith development.

 

4) Birthdays

February 7                   Ric Cadenas

 

5) Prayer Intentions:

  • For Tom Duesterhaus
  • For David Glasow’s mother and others suffering with severe illness
  • For the souls and families of friends who have died
  • For vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, particularly within Youth Apostles
  • For the ongoing renewal of the consecrated life in Youth Apostles
  • For the victims of war and an end to war; and for our soldiers and their families
  • For all pregnant mothers and the babies they carry

 

6) Youth, Youth Ministry, and Catholic News

N.b., news gathered from third-party sources is intended to meet the broad interests of Youth Apostles and other men interested in Catholic youth ministry. The factual content, analysis, and opinions contained therein do not represent the views of the Youth Apostles Institute or any of its members or employees.

 

“Pope warns Catholics to hold to doctrine,” UPI, January 27, 2012

“Pope Benedict XVI said Friday at the Vatican the world faces a crisis of faith and warned against indifference to doctrine in the name of religious unity.”

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/01/27/Pope-warns-Catholics-to-hold-to-doctrine/UPI-62381327700909/#ixzz1kj9iPEsh

 

“Whose Conscience? Which Religion? The Enemy Is Partially Us,” Zenit, January 24, 2012

“There is a lot of anger over the Obama administration’s recently announced decision to require religiously-affiliated employers to cover contraceptive services in their insurance plans, and rightly so.”

http://www.zenit.org/article-34176?l=english

 

7) Retreat Notebook

How committed am I to seeking God’s will?

 

8) The Fine Print:

Member addresses and the Youth Apostles online calendar (http://www.youthapostles.org/candidate/CALS/calendar.html) are up-to-date. Please let us know if you have corrections or new events to post; contact me if you can’t access the calendar. yas.communications@gmail.com.

 

2010 – 2013 Council

Director:                                                                        Fr. Jack Peterson                          father.jack@marymount.edu

Assistant Directors

Laity:                                                          Jim Garster                                                                  jgarster@verizon.net

Consecrated:                                     Fr. Peter Nassetta                                               pnassett@gmu.edu

At-large Council:                           Mike Power                                                                  michaelpower78@gmail.com

Chip Snyder                                                                 snyder.chip@gmail.com

Formation Director                                              Fr. Jack Peterson                          father.jack@marymount.edu

Treasurer:                                                                    Chip Snyder                                                                 snyder.chip@gmail.com

Secretary:                                                                    Bobby Welsh                                                               rtwelsh@gmail.com

Interim House Director:                                   Erik Teter                                                                      horizontalstripe@gmail.com

Apostolic Coordinator:                                    Mike Paquette                                                           mapaquette@verizon.net

 

Staff

Administrator:                                                          Brian Abrams                                                              administrator@youthapostles.org

Development Director:                                     Eric McDade                                                                eric.mcdade@youthapostles.org

Maltster:                                                                       John “Worthog” Nagy                                        john.nagy@youthapostles.org

 

Youth Apostles Institute        1600 Carlin Lane, McLean, VA  22101   http://www.youthapostles.org

The Youth Apostle Prayer

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Dear Lord,
we no longer want to live for ourselves, but for you.

Strengthen us through the Eucharist
and fill our community with your love,
that we may be faithful to the truth and live in truth.

Help us to be always aware of Mary’s example of total giving.
Let her example be the basis for our ministry,
that we may become salt of the earth
to bring flavor to your word,
and light of the world
to guide the youth with your light,
which shines through us.

To give, Lord, until we have no more to offer,
and to be examples to all we touch.
Amen
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