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STL Young Adult Forum

The Office of Young Adult Ministry will host the second annual Young Adult Forum on Saturday, November 5th from 1-4:30pm at Boland Hall next door to the New Cathedral.

November 5th will be the Office of Young Adult Ministry’s fifth anniversary, and we believe the Forum will be a fitting way to celebrate. As the apostolate continues to grow, we are developing new initiatives to engage young adults in the life of their parish and the archdiocese. The day will consist of two short talks addressing evangelization and strategies for young adult outreach, two breakout discussion sessions, the opportunity to meet with other young adult leaders, and prayer. The Forum will officially end at 4:30pm, but we encourage participants to attend the 5pm Vigil Mass at the Cathedral. After Mass, we will be organizing small dinner groups at restaurants in the Central West End so participants can continue the conversation over food and drink.

Pastors from around the archdiocese have been asked to invite two members from each parish to attend. If you are interested in attending, please contact you parish priest. Visit the brand new Young Adult website for more information!

Celebrate 75 Years of the CYC and Honor Our Dedicated Volunteers at the 60th Annual CYC Sports Awards Banquet

The 60th Annual CYC Sports Awards Banquet and the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Archdiocesan youth department will be held on Thursday, October 27th at the Clayton Plaza Hotel.  This banquet honors the many volunteers who have donated their time and talents to the Catholic Youth Council program over the years.  Archbishop Carlson is scheduled to be present for the evening, and Bill McDermott, "Mr. Soccer", will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

Along with the Silver Boot award for contributions to soccer in the St. Louis area, the CYC will also honor each of the five "District Persons of the Year" and will present a "Sports Service" award for significant contributions to each of the following CYC sports: baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and golf.

We encourage all to purchase tickets to attend this year's banquet and show your support for our dedicated CYC volunteers and the entire CYC program.  For details on how to order tickets or place an ad in the program, and for more information about the volunteers to be honored, visit the Sports Banquet page of the CYC website or call the CYC offices at (314) 792-7256.

The Archdiocesan Youth Department was officially established in 1941. Visit the CYC Sports History page for more details about the founding and growth of the CYC.

Romantic Revolution Retreat

The Catholic Youth Apostolate's REAP Team and Office of Youth Ministry will host the "Romantic Revolution Retreat" at the Cardinal Rigali Center on Monday, September 26, 2016 from 7 pm to 9 pm.  This retreat is open to young women in grades 7 - 9 interested in learning more about relationships, romance and pure love in today's world. Teen and young adult members of The REAP Team will give testimony to the power and beauty of chastity and how only through living out this virtue can true romance be revived in our world.

Following are a few comments from young women and moms who attended the event in the past:

From the teen girls:

-I loved this retreat! It was fun and full of non-stop activities. I think that young people will choose to become chaste.

-I thought it was really fun since it was explained really well.  I learned that chastity is a better way to live.

-I liked it a lot. I can actually use the information in real life.

-I thought it was great. I really like the talks. I will always remember to believe in myself.

-I thought about how much I need God in all my relationships.

From the moms
:

-I have to let you know the best part of the day was our drive home (approx. 35 minutes), my daughter and I had some great conversations about chastity, God, boys, school and choices!  Here's to keeping the talking going and to continuing the "Romantic Revolution."

-The talks from the teens were most memorable for me.

-I especially liked the male perspective on how men/boys view women.

-Yes, (I grew closer to God) by seeing how one little event may change the future of even one girl and how the word of chastity can be spread so easily and quickly.

For more information and to register, visit stlyouth.org.

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