Our IY Teens watched the documentary,
"The Human Experience." Two brothers from Brooklyn go on a journey to find the true meaning of life. They live with the homeless in the cold winter of NYC and then they later visit a home in Lima, Peru for children who were abused and abandoned. The teens learned how we can find the true meaning of our lives when we serve others in need.
Part two of the documentary coming up next week! Join us Next Thursday at 5:00pm at Saint Dominic's!
We had a dynamically engaging (couldn’t find a better way of describing J) meeting at the group. The topic of our discussion was “Sound Health.” The obvious question, “What is that?” It means, ways in which sound can improve health. Our presenter Nathalie played us a video by Julian Treasure. Through Julian’s talk we learnt about headphone abuse and the health issues associated with it. Namely "schizophonia," it is a dislocation between what you see and what you hear; compression; and deafness. Also we understood, the eight ways sound can improve health: ultrasound, lithotripsy, sound healing, good music, listen consciously, create sound, learn to sing & play instrument, and protect your ears.
To practice what was preached, we went outdoors to listen to nature and plant seeds in small cups.
For the full video: Click here
Thank you Nathalie for thinking about our health (“Sound Health”).
Our next meeting: 10:00am Sat, Apr 15 at Our Lady of Loretto Church. Please note that we celebrate Easter next Saturday, hence we request that you bring some snacks (& drinks) to share with the group. Also, we will end the meeting at 12:30pm.
Have a blessed Holy Week!
We had a fantastic meeting at the group. The topic of discussion was “Unity in Sports,” and our presenter was Rebeca. We were informed that like our faith, sports brings people – irrespective of religion, gender, nations, language, culture- together. Rebeca shared with us an interesting story about the famous NBA player Stephen Curry. Did you know that he brings the bible to the court? Now, you may ask how come? His under armour shoes carries the quotation from Philippians 4:13: ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’
For more on the Stephen Curry story – Click here
Kudos to Rebeca for an amazing presentation.
Our next meeting: 10:00am Sat, Apr 8 at Our Lady of Loretto Church.
Challenge yourself in the game of life, like you are in the game of sports
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.
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.
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...
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!
On June 16th, IY kids in the Bronx showed a film titled "Children of Heaven", filmed in Iran, that continued with our monthly theme on Giving and Helping others. This movie was jam packed with daily examples of how a young poor boy tries to help his younger sister after having lost her only pair of shoes. The sacrifices he goes through develops into a very interesting drama! Don't forget to join us next session to watch the end of this fascinating film.
At the end of the meeting the children were encouraged to participate in the annual Idente Youth Summer Camp with the demonstration of some of the pictures from the last year summer camp. Once again thanks to all the kids who gave extraordinary reflection on the movie to all the kids.
Last Wednesday our Idente Youth teens in the Bronx discussed the unfortunate phenomena that some people do not take God or their faith seriously. They may for example,take the name of God in vain; by saying “Oh my God”, or use the expression, “I swear to God” to only superficially make people believe in their words. We found out that these happen because of ignorance about who God actually is. For this reason, we took some time to share our questions about God, including the questions other people have or that we
sometimes have doubts about. We hope that we continue to strengthen our belief and faith in God and that 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:
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.