Society: How has it changed
We had another great day at the group. The topic of discussion was “Society: How has it changed.” The group discussed various changes from music, internet, clothing, values, standards of beauty to politics, school, family etc… The seminar was presented by Johnny and James. We were at the end invited personally to transform our society into a paradise starting small, with ourselves. We also celebrated the birthdays of Feb/Mar.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Kudos to Johnny & James for making an awesome presentation…
Our next meeting: 10:00am Sat, Apr 1 at Our Lady of Loretto Church.
Have a wonderful weekend!
What Idenete Youth Is all about...
We had a great meeting last Wednesday. We appreciate those who were present and attentive to the meeting. In this month our topic is to know more about what Idente Youth is. Michael tried to bring out uniqueness of Idente Youth. He asked about its difference from catechism and sports group. While we were able to find out its difference from sports group, we were not able to distinguish Idente Youth from catechism. We learnt that Idente Youth is open to not only Catholics but also people from different religions including people who do not believe in God.
So, if you have friends from different religions, please do not hesitate to invite them to our meeting.
We had a fabulous meeting this morning, thank you to all of you that showed up. Our topic of discussion was “Talents,” it was presented by Alex. Talent was defined as “a natural skill that is given to man to show that they are special.” We were informed that all of us (yes…no exceptions) have a talent. Small tiny little qualities of making people laugh, or convincing friends are talents. Talents come as a natural gift, from hard work, doing things you love, and from being yourself. Ultimately they come from God.
So, what is your TALENT(S) ? how are you using them ?
Kudos to Alex for an astounding presentation.
Everyone is born with some special talent…
Unity In Diversity...
Thank you for attending today’s meeting. Our topic of discussion was “Unity in Diversity.” We learnt what is diversity, and its manifestation in the world: New York City(40% born outside US), India (differences in religion, food, art, language), Water(H2O), Paella (Spanish rice dish with many ingredients), Emirates Airline(27 crew members, 27 different countries), and Radio City Musical (cast of 150 performers). So, how is unity in diversity possible. Pope Francis says, “Look more ‘to that’ which unites us rather than that which ‘divides us.’” Therefore, for unity, we need common goal, shared vision, and common purpose.
Where can I find a common goal, shared vision and common purpose? What’s the principle of unity? Again, Pope Francis has the answer, he says “Christ alone can be the principle, the cause and the driving force behind our unity.” So let us celebrate diversity.
Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Our next meeting: 10:00am Sat, Mar 18 at Our Lady of Loretto Church.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Idente Youth Spirit...
Last Wednesday, we got to know more about what Idente Youth is. Based on this, we made a poster about different chapters of Idente Youth in the world, meanings of its symbols and Idente Youth values. The purpose of the poster was to inform them of the purpose of our weekly meeting and the sense of belonging to the whole Idente Youth in the world. Then, some of us shared their resolution to live out Idente Youth values.
Our teens discussed how to defend human life and its
from conception to natural death.
Next week, our teens plan to share examples of music, art, and videos that defend and showcase the beauty of human life.
Trust and Culture!!
IY Kids News
Last Wednesday our topic was about trust. We heard situations where people who do not trust each other and discussed how to handle the situations with trust. For example, in a situation our friends do not listen to us, some of say that we should ignore them but we learn that we should keep caring for our friends even though not listening to us.
IY Teens News
Our Idente Youth teens discussed the culture of death and how to go against it. We spoke about the beauty of human life and how throughout history people have tried to attack it by promoting abortion, euthanasia, bullying, and other forms of violence. Our teens committed themselves to protecting all human life from the moment of conception to natural death.
We had a great time last Saturday at the group. Two different locations, two different meetings. What do we mean ? IY had the weekly meeting at the church, and at the same time were at the Diocesan Youth Day in St. Elizabeth Church, Melville. If you didn’t know, this is called “BI-LOCATION.”
At the weekly meeting our topic of discussion was “Giving” (Eg: Alms Giving). We saw how this action is engrained in other religious philosophies. At the diocesan youth day, we had the popular catholic speaker and beat boxer Paul J Kim talk about the two most important life questions: who am I? And What is my purpose in life? Bishop Nelson Perez (Diocese of Rockville Center)celebrated the mass, and in his homily preached about changing (evangelizing, being Christ like for the other) one person at a time.
Thank you to all of you that made this little miracle possible.
Our next meeting: 10:00am Sat, Mar 11 at Our Lady of Loretto Church.
See you soon…