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.
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!
We had a fantastic beginning to the new year. Our guest speaker was Don Sunit, a civil engineer all the way from Bangalore, India. He spoke to us a little bit about his profession, and narrated an amazing story. The message was simple, God whispers to us every day however if he is not able to capture our attention (primarily because of our distractions) he throws a brick at us. Let us not wait for God to throw a brick at us, but instead respond positively to him every day by doing little acts of kindness (For example: saying “Hello” and “Thank You”) towards our neighbours.
The year 2016 has been exceptional for the group: new members, camps, trips, service projects, game day, celebrations, musical skit etc… If you missed any of it or want to relive the memories, here is a quick video: https://flic.kr/p/PV1HZ1
Please join us as we look forward to an exciting 2017.
Our next meeting: 10am Sat, Jan 14 at Our Lady of Loretto Church. See you soon.
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.
Thank you to all of you that attended today’s meeting. The topic of discussion was “Technology: Its evolution and Future,” our presenter was Johnny. Below were some of the discussion questions
1. So what holds for technology in the Future?
2. How are we improving technology ?
3. How do you think technology has improved?
Thank you Johnny for a well prepared, engaging, and creative presentation. We had a special guest in Mar, an Idente Missionary from Spain at our meeting. She spoke briefly about IY in Spain.
Last Sunday our Idente Youth in the Bronx had a very successful bake sale for our Idente Youth summer camp! We thank all of our Idente Youth members and their families for their donations of baked goods. We also thank each of our parishioners for their generous donations. All the proceeds raised will go toward our youth group and summer camp. Thanks to your generous donations, many teens and kids will enjoy a great summer camp. Stay tuned for photos of our camp in July! Thanks again! God bless you.
The summer Camp is going to start on July 12 and finishes on July 16..
Thank you so much!!!
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.
Last Wednesday our Idente Youth teens in the Bronx discussed the benefits of studying. While sometimes we feel that studying in school is difficult and tiring, we later tend to see how important it was to study. We begin to see that studying improves our knowledge, our personality and even our faith. The teens learned that we have to give our best when we study and this means that we avoid wasting our time. Many things can distract us, so we have to ask God to help us stay focused. 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. Thanks!