Our Idente Youth teens discussed the importance of evaluating the purpose of all of our relationships.
" God gives us relationships to help us become the-best-version-of-ourselves. He gives us relationships so that we can help each other get to Heaven ... the purpose of every relationship is two people helping each other become the-best-version-of-themselves. It doesn't matter if it is a relationship between husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend, brother and sister, parents and children, manager and employee, coach and player, teacher and student. " - Matthew Kelly
What is good communication? Our teens discussed how the key to many relationships (with parents, teachers, friends, etc.) is great communication. Sometimes we fail to consider the feelings of others when we communicate, or we place ourselves at the center of the conversation. Our teens shared how they plan to improve their communication this week by being better listeners and seeking the best for others, even if it requires sacrificing what they prefer. We also welcome Blangie and Sahory, our newest Idente Youth participants!
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 to all of you that made it to today’s meeting. The topic of discussion was “Friendship.” We reflect on the below scripture quotation
1 John 2: 9-11
Whoever says he is in the light, yet hates his brother, is still in the darkness.
Whoever loves his brother remains in the light, and there is nothing in him to cause a fall.
Whoever hates his brother is in darkness; he walks in darkness and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
1. What do the words “light” and “darkness” symbolize?
2. Who are my brothers & sisters?
3. Is it right to hate my brothers and sisters (if we have one Heavenly Father)?
Appreciate all the creativity you showed in putting up the short skits.
Our next IY meeting will be 10am Sat, Jun 18 at the Lower Rectory.
Our Idente Youth, in the Bronx, had an interesting discussion about relationship with others. We realize that, many times, we have narrow standards on who should be our friends. Our treatment with others should not depend on their physical beauty, skills, reaction and attitudes, etc., but depend on their human dignity as we would be happy to be loved as we are as children of God. While being open-hearted and merciful to everyone, however, we also learnt that we have to avoid friendship that is harmful to our relationship with God. (5/11/2016)
Hope you can join us for our next teens' meeting this Wednesday at 6:00pm at St. Dominic's Church! For more information, please call us at (347) 948-3122 or check out our website:www.identeyouth.us.
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
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
This week, our Idente youth teens watched the Documentary called “Poet of God,” a documentary on the life of Dr. Fernando Rielo, founder of Idente youth, to remember him on the 11th memorial anniversary of his passing into eternal life. It was an amazing experience for the teens as they understood the founder’s sacrificial life, love and desire to transmit the Heavenly Father's love to young people. The documentary also showed the teens the founder’s perseverance to build a better society. He persevered from his young age till his death amidst many pains and persecutions.
our Idente youth Kids had a wonderful time watching puppet shows, through which they were learning to love and to respect one another. After watching it they all had prepared themselves to make their own puppets with a story. The stories to which they gave life were so inspiring and was filled with the desire of living values by sharing and loving with one another. Thanks to all the kids who came forward to share their wish.
Idente Youth teens in the Bronx discussed the topic of relationships based on the New Testament. During the meeting, the teens were asked to make mind maps using four words: relationship, dating, friendship and marriage. The teens then arranged these words according to what they thought should come first. All agreed that friendships should be prior to romantic relationships, dating and marriage. After the mind maps, they discussed as a group some quotes and advice about romantic relationship from the New Testament. The teens concluded the meeting by committing themselves to seek truthful relationships with other people. Special thanks to Leon and Jean, the friends of Edward, who joined us for their first IY meeting! Welcome!
Next week Idente Youth is planning to have a seminar on relationships with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you there!