National Catholic Youth Conference
NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) is a powerfully unique three-day experience of prayer, community, evangelization, catechesis, service, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (of high school age) and their adult chaperones.
Dates: November 16-19, 2023
Invited: High School Youth, 9th-12th grade
Cost: $612.56/person (includes bus transportation, motel, and admission to NCYC)
$627.56 (ticket prices increase April 1-June 30)
Contact: Your parish youth minister or your parish secretary.
Michigan Young Adult Hiking & Rafting Pilgrimage 2023
Join young adults from across Michigan for a weekend pilgrimage adventure. Enter into the peace only Jesus can give while meeting new friends and experiencing the beauty of northern Michigan this summer.
- Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23, 2023
- For ages 18-39
- Camping at Cheboygan State Park on beautiful Lake Huron
- Rafting on the Sturgeon River
- 10-mile pilgrimage hike culminating with a Eucharistic procession to the Shrine of the Cross in the Woods
- Mass, prayer, and the opportunity to meet friends and grow in your faith
- Registration deadline: July 1. Spaces fill up fast. Reserve your spot today!
Information and Registration at pilgrimage2023.eventbee.com
Sponsored by the (Arch)Dioceses of Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw, and Gaylord. Open to all young adults throughout Michigan and beyond.
Stewardship by the Book
Jesus meets the need of each disciple. To the fearful in the upper room, He speaks words of peace. To doubting Thomas, He provides the tangible proof of His resurrection. What do I need to become His disciple? What do I have to share that might meet someone else's need?
It is only through people like you that others will be able to say: Awe have seen the Lord. With the resurrection to empower you and with Jesus to lure, you too can inspire belief in those who have not seen.
“Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” John 20:19
Are you good at making people feel welcome? When you meet someone new, like a new neighbor, a new work colleague or a new parishioner, do you make them feel at home? Many of us can probably do a much better job at this. When we make people feel welcome, we make them feel like they are included instead of being excluded. We are made for relationships – with God and each other. A simple “hello” and a smile goes a long way.
Family Perspective by Bud Ozar
“Whose sins you forgive, are forgiven” means the grudges we carry only make us miserable. The Kingdom of God begins in your home where children learn the paths to peace promised in today’s gospel through merciful and forgiving demonstrated by their parents.