Last Wednesday in Idente Youth Kids meeting the children had a special guest that would introduce the children to music and what it truly is about. Having the children close their eyes while they hear a piece of a song and some said the music represents love and peace. The speaker said, "Sometime Music has feeling from experiences based on certain sounds". Showing how one sound can be made into music and also using a number of them to sing one note to use rhythm and melody in order to compose a song. They learnt the three rules of music: rhythm, melody and harmony.
Today we watch the movie: Letters, the movie about the life of St. Theresa of Calcutta and her calling to live amongst the poor of Calcutta as one of their own. I hope that it has given you much inspiration and that you feel moved to reflect on your own calling given to you by God.
Attached to this file are the Questions Floriselda wrote down for us to consider about the movie. Also do not forget that next week we are having the field day.
Have a Blessed day and hope to see you all next week.
MOTHER TERESA, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, is considered one of the greatest humanitarians of modern times. Her selfless commitment changed hearts, lives and inspired millions throughout the world. THE LETTERS, as told through personal letters she wrote over the last 40 years of her life, reveal a troubled and vulnerable woman who grew to feel an isolation and an abandonment by God. The story is told from the point of view of a Vatican priest charged with the task of investigating acts and events following her death. He recounts her life’s work, her political oppression, her religious zeal and her unbreakable spirit.
Written and directed by William Riead, THE LETTERS stars the acclaimed four-time BAFTA nominated British Actress Juliet Stevenson as Mother Teresa in a transformational performance that spans over 50 years, Academy Award Nominee Max Van Sydow and Golden Globe winner Rutger Hauer. The film was executive produced by Corky Barton and Lourden Saks and produced by William Riead, Lisa Riead and Tony Cordeaux.
“Atheism and Truth"
Thank you to all of you that made it to today’s IY meeting. The topic of discussion was “Atheism and Truth.” We briefly looked at the different world religions, are all religions the same, what truth is, and does truth really matter. As discussed, there is a truth. Truth is absolute, narrow, and exclusive. Let us discover it together.
“Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more;
wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking.
By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again.
Wanderer, there is no road-- Only wakes upon the sea.
- Antonio Machado (Spanish Poet)
Attached is the slidedeck that was shared during the meeting.
The next IY meeting will be 10am Sat, June 4 at the Church Basement (not Lower Rectory). Please note this will be a welcome meeting for the newly confirmed students.
Thank you to all that made it to today’s IY meeting. The topic of discussion was “Dreams.” I hope we all understood through the presentation the importance of dreams and dreaming. Below is the message from Pope Francis’s address to the Cuban students on “dreaming,” which we read at the meeting.
You are standing up and I am sitting. How rude! But you know why I am sitting; it is because I was taking notes on some of the things which our companion here was saying. Those are the things I want to talk about.
One really striking word he used was “dream”. A Latin American writer once said that we all have two eyes: one of flesh and another of glass. With the eye of flesh, we see what is in front of us. With the eye of glass, we see what we dream of. Beautiful, isn’t it?
In the daily reality of life, there has to be room for dreaming. A young person incapable of dreaming is cut off, self-enclosed. Everyone sometimes dreams of things which are never going to happen. But dream them anyway, desire them, seek new horizons, be open to great things. I’m not sure if you use this word in Cuba, but in Argentina we say: “Don’t be a pushover!” Don’t bend or yield; open up. Open up and dream! Dream that with you the world can be different. Dream that if you give your best, you are going to help make this world a different place. Don’t forget to dream! If you get carried away and dream too much, life will cut you short. It makes no difference; dream anyway, and share your dreams. Talk about the great things you wish for, because the greater your ability to dream, the farther you will have gone; even if life cuts you short half way, you will still have gone a great distance. So, first of all, dream!
- Pope Francis (Address Of His Holiness Pope Francis To Students)
Sunday, 20 September 2015
We take this opportunity to welcome our newcomers Fernando & Griselda to IY
Our next weekly meeting is at 10am Sat, 28-May at Our Lady of Loretto Church.
Last Wednesday our Idente Youth, in the Bronx, prepared for 2016 Family Confirmation Celebration. Our Idente Youth organized this event to welcome and congratulate those who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Saturday. We divided ourselves into three groups. One group took charge of promotion of Idente Youth, another group decoration and the other group games and dynamics during the celebration. We were happy to celebrate the blessings of our friends. 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. (4/27/2016)
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
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.
Perseverance has a limit?
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.
Last Saturday our Idente Youth Teens prepared for their play for Atheneum (cultural artistic performance). They worked together on making a script and practiced the play. The Atheneum is going to be hosted by Idente Youth from Our Lady of Loreto in Long Island on the 22nd of November. All the Idente Youth groups in New York are going to have a get-together and enjoy sharing one another's talent.
Our Idente Youth Teens watched a film, ‘Homeless to Harvard’ together, a true story of a girl from the Bronx who overcame many obstacles. Despite living homeless without her parents who neglected her, she worked hard to attend and excel in high school, and eventually enter Harvard University on a full scholarship. Our teens learned from the film that it is important to have someone in our life who guide us in the right path. They also shared that we are more than our difficult circumstances and with God's help, we can overcome them and become stronger. Beginning this week, our teens meeting (6th to 11th grade) will move to a new day and time: Saturdays from 11:00am to 12:30pm at St. Dominic's. For Idente Youth Kids (3rd to 5th grade) there will be no change in their weekly meetings.