On January 18, our Idente Youth had an ice-skating trip to Lasker Rink in Central Park. Together with Idente Youth in Santa Maria, we had more than 30 teens and kids. We enjoyed not only skating in the Rink but also building our friendships. We would like to welcome more teens and kids in our next trips. Also, last Wednesday we had an amazing discussion about love, based on 1st Corinthians 13. We talked about our weaknesses in loving others, and made up our mind to transform our selfishness into love. If you are interested in our Idente Youth activities, join us this Wednesday at 6:00pm at St. Dominic's church. For more info, please visit our website: www.identeyouth.us.
- Bro. Michael
The real beauty?
Our Idente Youth Teens gathered last Wednesday to talk about chastity and beauty. We had fun in acting out our skits which exhibited the beauty of chastity. The teens learned that beauty is much more than physical appearance. Every human being is, a gift from God to us, important and beautiful because our Heavenly Father created us in his image and likeness out of his love. The teens also learned that we should take care of our physical appearance and develop our inner beauty, not for gaining popularity, but in order to offer our best to others.
If you are interested in our Idente Youth activities, join us this Wednesday at 6:00pm at St. Dominic's or please visit our website: www.identeyouth.us. - Bro. Michael
Idente Youth Hempsted
Thank you for making it to today’s IY meeting. The seminar was presented by Anthony, the topic of discussion was an allegory based on the journey of the three kings following the star to baby Jesus. The three kings represented humanity, the star was the GPS, and baby Jesus was our destiny. The journey for all of us is not a straight path but involves a number of bumps, curves, twists, and turns. These manifest is numerous falls we have. Some of the falls we discussed involved: steeling, murder, lust, cheating, pornography, and more. At the end the important message is that there is hope, we can get up from our fall and move forward. We have to make an effort to understand the causes of our fall, and rectify them. Our falls don’t define us, we are each a unique masterpiece of our heavenly father.
Let us allow God to chisel out our imperfections.
Kudos to Anthony for doing a brilliant job with the presentation.
Please note that next Saturday we do not have our IY meeting at 10am but instead we go ice-skating at the twin rinks ice center in Eisenhower Park.
Details of Ice skating trip:
Details of Ice skating trip:
When : Saturday, 23 Jan 2016
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Where : Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park
200 Merrick Avenue,
East Meadow, NY 11554
Cost : $16 (Adults) or $14 (Children)
[$11(Adults 13+) or $9 Children (6-12 years old) + $5(skate rental)]
Where to meet : your parents could either drop you at the rink at 11:45pm and pick you up at 2pm or they could drop you at the church at 11:00am and pick you up from the church at 3pm. An additional $5.50 if you are taking public transport from the church.
For more details contact:
Youth Minister at Our lady of Loretto, Hempstead.
Ph: (516) 489- 3675
Our Idente Youth Teens had a great turnout in our first Wednesday, 1/6/2016, meeting with a good number of participants and richness of our topic. We discussed healthy communication. We learned about paying attention to people who are speaking to us. Sometimes, phones or selfishness do not nurture in-person communication. We realized that it is important to make our best efforts to make our conversation more creative, active and flowing.
We meet every Wednesday evening from 6pm to 7:30 pm at 1739, St. Dominic Church, Unionport Road , Bronx. If you are interested in our Idente Youth activities, please contact us by Email or Call us by Phone. Details : Contact
Thank you to all that made it to today’s meeting. The topic of discussion in continuation to last week’s meeting was “Music.” We specifically discussed the benefits of playing a musical instrument on the brain, one could call the activity a brain workout. As the video we watched said, there are fireworks in the brain when one listens to music and more so when one plays an instrument. To put what we learned into practice, we worked in small groups to create an IY jingle, here are the lyrics of one of them.
Hey Andre! Yeah ?
Come join Idente Youth today.
Make sure you never leave but stay.
We got many things to discuss today.
Come join me on next Saturday…..
Yes, we have many things to discuss next Saturday. Our next IY meeting will be at 10am Sat, 16 Jan.
Please remember as Victor Wooten, the famous American bass player says, “Music is a language.” Let us be willing to make and embrace our mistakes.
Have a wonderful weekend.
What am I listening to..?
Thank you to everyone that made it to last Saturday’s meeting. The topic of discussion was “Music: The effects of music lyrics and video’s on teens.” We learnt that the music we listen to is correlated with our behaviours and attitudes. Today’s music lyrics, especially genres like rap, heavy metal, rock, and regaeton, have become more explicit in their reference to drugs, sex, and violence.
Let us as young people be more cautious and aware of the music we listen to.
Our next IY meeting will be at 10am Sat, 9 Jan.
Have a wonderful week.