See you in the Fall!
Youth and Young Adult Leader Gathering
We invite all Youth/ Young Adult leaders (paid and volunteer) to an Archdiocesan leader gathering Saturday, August 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pastoral and Administration Offices, 8421 - 101 Avenue, Edmonton. Please mark the date now and talk to other leaders you know in the Archdiocese, as this is an important meeting to attend! Lunch will be provided.
Leader gatherings provide an opportunity to meet with other leaders from across the Archdiocese and learn what their ministries are doing. It is also your opportunity to give feedback and suggestions regarding youth and young adult ministry in the Archdiocese.
There is no cost to attend, but please confirm your attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Lisa MacQuarrie by phone (message or text is fine) at 403-392-2409 to enable us plan for the event. Registration deadline is noon Tuesday, August 20
Seeking aspiring journalists
Are you a university or senior high school student? Are you curious about the world around you? Do you like to write? Would you like to interview interesting people and learn from professional journalists? Do you want to enrich your faith? The Catholic Register wants you. They are assembling their new Youth Speak News team of writers from across Canada for the 2018-19 season. Check out the video to see what team members do, or find application details at catholicregister.org.
News & Information:
If you have any questions please contact:
Selina Valencia (Youth Minister)
@ 403-415-5223 (call or text)
You can also look her up on 'Facebook add me' and she will add you to the St. Stephen's Youth Page.
The Vatican has published the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christus vivit ("Christ Lives"), addressed to young people and the entire People of God. The document was prepared drawing inspiration from the reflections and conversations of the Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment held in October 2018. Right from the opening lines of the Exhortation, the Pope calls on youth to recognize and embrace God's love and their special role in the Church. "The Church needs your momentum, your intuitions, your faith... And when you arrive where we have not yet reached, have the patience to wait for us."
The document is currently available online from the Holy See, and CCCB Publications will have printed copies of the document available for sale shortly.
Youth and Young Adult New Leader Orientation (New!)
If you are new to youth or young adult ministry in the Archdiocese of Edmonton (2 years or less) as a paid or volunteer ministry leader, this workshop is for you!
This orientation will:
Are you looking for a place to practice your faith while attending University? Check out St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta! SJC offers residences for men and women, Catholic courses for U of A credit, Catholic Pastoral Services, and Catholic Mass.