We had an amazing meeting this past Saturday. The topic of discussion was “Philosophy: Success” and our presenter for the day was Rolando. Success was defined as “the accomplishment of a particular goal or purpose.” We were informed that anyone can become successful, regardless of their situation. Rolando also gave a group a sneak peek into the philosophy of Jean Paul Sartre, a French existentialist. Below were our discussion questions:
A big shout out to Rolando for an extraordinary presentation.
Our next meeting: 10am Sat, Mar 4 at Our Lady of Loretto Church.
Have a wonderful week!
“A goal without a plan is only a wish”
Last Wednesday our kids did their own skits. We had discussion about how to understand and help the other persons who are in difficulties. And, last Monday, we had trip to the Bronx Zoo. We enjoyed seeing the animals and the nature. Also, we shared our friendship with one another.
What is true love? Our teens had a great discussion on unconditional love. True love, we concluded, is self-sacrificial, always placing the needs of the others before one's own needs. We reflected on the example that Christ gave us and how we can always love more each day. We also had an amazing bowling trip on President's Day!
Thank you so much for all your support! It was a wonderful IY meeting we had. Last week we celebrated the birthday of our IY members. This week, we had the new topic for the month of March with a PowerPoint presentation on "Forgiveness."
Next week we are going to work on Art and craft, let we all bring our friends so they too can learn with fun together with us....
Do not forget that we are going to have Kids IY from next week onwards ..WOOOhoooo! so Please inform all the kids in our parish and outside...
Thank you so much for attending today’s meeting. We discussed on the topic of “Homelessness.” Nathalie made the presentation, and then we had our guests Marianne Sheridan and Joanne Buonocore share with us the “Midnight Run” project. We were informed of the reality of homelessness in NY and strongly urged to look at homeless people differently. The video we watched showed us how we as a society ignore these people, our goal as young people should be to make these homeless people visible. I all begins by doing little things, like stopping and greeting them, making eye contact, talking with them, and, if possible, giving them something material.
More info on the Midnight Run will be provided in the upcoming meetings…..
Last Wednesday our kids played some games about trusting one another which was guided by our friend Eduardo. Also, our Kids were so excited to discuss about the virtue of trusting one another. We also watched a short clip of the Parable Prodigal son from the Bible. We genuinely believe that a small seed of trust is enough to grow great love between two people.
"Without Confidence and Love there can be no True Education" - St.Don Bosco
It has been sometime since we last posted about our meetings. Better late than never J
On Jan 21, we had Johnny and Anthony collaborating to present the seminar on “Courage.” Courage was defined as “Putting yourself at risk for some higher purpose.” We were enlightened on the positive results of courage and the ways in which we could cultivate this virtue. At the following two IY meetings (Jan 28 & Feb 4), we watched a 1985 American classic movie, “The Breakfast Club.” The storyline follows five teenagers, each a member of a different high school clique, who spend a Saturday in detention together and come to realize that they are all more than their respective stereotypes, while facing a strict disciplinarian.
Our next meeting: 10am Sat, Feb 11 at Our Lady of Loretto Church. Please note that we will have Marianne Sheridan, the director of youth, young adults & campus ministry in the diocese of Rockville center visiting us to present the Midnight Run project. Hence please make a special effort to be present at this Saturdays meeting.
See you on Saturday!