Youth Apostles Weekly Update vol. 9, no. 15

In this issue (4/19/12):
1) Priorities: A few well-earned comforts
2) Events: Show us what you got
3) Coming up at 1600 Carlin: Next month, alchemy
4) Birthdays Sharland.
5) Prayer intentions
6) News: Home stretch
7) Retreat notebook
8 ) The Fine Print: Heads of state

1) Priorities:

Long time comin’: Father Jack signed and returned to the bishop this week the agreement between Youth Apostles and the Arlington Diocese regarding YA seminarians and priests. Key elements include:

  1. Tom Yehl and future priests will spend an initial three year assignment in a parish and then be assigned indefinitely to Youth Apostles.
  2. YA seminarians will have a six-year formation program at Theological College with studies at Catholic University. They will have two out of five summer assignments with Youth Apostles
  3. We will pay for half of the cost for seminary formation plus additional personal expenses.

More for the awesome file: Three women made one-year Candidate commitments at a commitment Mass at our center last Saturday. Kathryn Cross, Tiffany Lambert, and Erika Laos will all be moving into the new Women Youth Apostles house, which will open in May.

House work day: Spare us an hour from 10 to 5 this Saturday and there’s no telling but you’ll be able to install all-new copper plumbing throughout the McLean House or muralize the Last Supper on the walls of the chapel. Let’s build something together.

Hooray, hooray, the month of May: Two weddings to celebrate in Mary’s month. 1) Anthony Foster and Christine Brindza will wed at St. Leo on the 12th and Rocco Repetski and Valerie Nelson at St. Mark on the 19th.

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Golf Tournament: Please help us find golfers and sponsors for our 16th Annual Tournament on May 21 at 1757 in Ashburn. Eric McDade and the Golf Committee have set an ambitious goal of raising net income from $50K to $75K and your help is needed. Pray about how you can help, from soliciting sponsorships to volunteering on T-day.

The Match: We have met the threshold at which the donations members make 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.

Photos wanted: People want to know more about our ministry. Pictures are better than balloons (though maybe not as good as dolphin shows) for making people feel informed and happy. .

What’s going on in your life? Getting married? Making a documentary? Driven the Paris to Dakar Rally? Performed for the Landgrave of Hessen? Your brothers should know: .

2) Events:
April 21                                   House Work Day (10:00 – 5:00)
April 28                                  Full Member workshop (8:30 – 5:00)
May 12                                    Anthony Foster-Christine Brindza wedding @ St. Leo
May 19                                    Rocco Repetski-Valerie Nelson wedding @ St. Mark
May 21                                    Golf Tournament at 1757 in Ashburn, Va.
June 4                                     Fundraising dinner and wine pairing at Creighton Farms
June 9                                     Priestly Ordination of Deacon Tom Yehl
July 28-August 4                  Beach Week, 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.

April 24
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
Mass and small groups. Groups that end early may engage in a quixotic attempt to re-animate Eduardo’s entire butterfly collection.

4) Birthdays
April 23                       Father David

5) Prayer Intentions:

  • For Tom Duesterhaus and the Duesterhaus family
  • 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.

“After pope’s trip, Catholic bishops seek end to Cuba embargo,” Religion News Service, April 19, 2012
“Following Pope Benedict XVI’s recent trip to Cuba, U.S. Catholic bishops are pushing the State Department to lift the 50-year Cuban embargo in order to improve religious liberty and human rights for the Cuban people.”

“Catholic nuns group ‘stunned’ by Vatican slap,” Reuters, April 19, 2012
“A prominent U.S. Catholic nuns’ group said on Thursday it was ‘stunned’ that the Vatican reprimanded it for spending too much time on poverty and social justice concerns and not enough on abortion and gay marriage.”

“YOUCAT Becomes World’s Best-Selling Catholic Book,” Zenit, April 17, 2012
“The young people’s catechism of the Catholic Church, titled YOUCAT, has reached the rank of the best-selling Catholic book in the world.”

“Resources for the New Evangelization,” Zenit, April 17, 2012
“The U.S. bishops have published a document outlining a series of resources for the New Evangelization.”

7) Retreat Notebook
“He loves you. He has a plan for you. This plan is for your joy. He wants you to be fully alive. He wants you to be a gift for others.”           — Mike Paquette

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 
At-large Council:  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  
Prime Minister of Canada:   John “Trudeau” Nagy 

Youth Apostles Institute    1600 Carlin Lane, McLean, VA  22101          //

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