October 5, 2018
Feast of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska
Dear friends in the Lord:
One of the most courageous people in the Bible was our Blessed Mother. An angel appeared to her when she was a teenager and asked her to bear a child, the Savior of the world. It’s unimaginable! But even more astounding was that she had the courage to boldly say “Yes!” to God.
On October 20, our own beloved teenagers from the Archdiocese of New York are invited to Be Bold and embrace what God has in store for them at the 6th annual New York Catholic Youth Day. As the angel Gabriel said to Mary, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God,” in turn we tell our young people to trust that God has a plan for their lives.
Our Office of Youth Ministry has planned a day at the Westchester County Center that invites youth to connect to the Lord and to one another through engaging talks, lively music, service projects, and the sacraments. I would like to invite you to think of the high school aged young people in your life— children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, neighbors, students—who would benefit from a day like this. I would like to meet them on October 20!
Details and registration information for youth leaders can be found here at oymny.org/nycyd. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Youth Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-367-8329.