March 8th Weekly Update

    March 8th Weekly Update

    Chris Johnson No Comment

    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 ( ­­­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

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

    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:

    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.”

    “Teenagers launch campaign to send one million pro-life letters to the White House,”, 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.”

    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 (// 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.


    2010 – 2013 Council

    Director:                                                                        Fr. Jack Peterson                

    Assistant Directors

    Laity:                                                          Jim Garster                                                        

    Consecrated:                                     Fr. Peter Nassetta                                     

    At-large Council:                           Mike Power                                                        

    Chip Snyder                                                       

    Formation Director                                              Fr. Jack Peterson                

    Treasurer:                                                                    Chip Snyder                                                       

    Secretary:                                                                    Bobby Welsh                                                     

    Interim House Director:                                   Erik Teter                                                            

    Apostolic Coordinator:                                    Mike Paquette                                                 



    Administrator:                                                          Brian Abrams                                                    

    Development Director:                                     Eric McDade                                                      

    Longbowman:                                                             John “Yew Da Man” Nagy                       


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