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REAP Team to Host "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 28 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 last year's event:

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.

Visit the REAP Team's website for more details, or if you have questions, please contact Rachel Allen at (314) 971-3153.

Training Day 2015

Every year in September the Office of Youth Ministry has training and ongoing Formation for all Youth Ministers, Adult Youth Leaders, Core Members, and Volunteers to better prepare them for the mission field of Youth Ministry.  This year, the keynote speaker will be Deacon Dana Nearmyer, the Lead Consultant for Evangelization and Catholic Formation for Youth in the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas. Deacon Nearmyer is also an Adjunct Instructor of Evangelization and Catechesis at Benedictine College where he teaches courses on Youth Ministry. Other presenters will be Katie Gray, Rachel Allen, and OYM Staff.

Event: Training Day

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

WhatThis will be a full day of training for all adults working in youth ministry.

WhereKenrick-Glennon Seminary

Time:  Check-in and breakfast are from 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Training will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special Guest:  Deacon Dana Nearmyer

Price$25.00 per person by August 30th, $35.00 per person on and after August 31st.
            Priests are free.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Register On-Line Here .

For more information contact Tom Lancia at 314-792-7618 or tomlancia@archstl.org.

Internship Opportunities in the Catholic Youth Apostolate

The Office of Youth Ministry – a ministry of the Catholic Youth Apostolate of the Archdiocese of St. Louis – is seeking energetic, motivated, faithful self-starters for our internship program.  This program offers college age students an opportunity to give a period of service to the Church, while gaining valuable experience and formation.  The internship can be used for course credit. For more information please review the OYM Intern Job Description or visit stlyouth.org. To apply, complete our Internship Application and submit it to Tom Lancia, the Director of Youth Ministry:

Tom Lancia
Director of Youth Ministry
20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis Mo, 63119

Email: tomlancia@archstl.org
Office: (314) 792-7618
Fax: (314) 792-7619

The Office of Young Adult Ministry strives to support and create a vibrant and visible community of Catholic young adults.  We seek to challenge young adults to live out the Gospel call of Jesus to “make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28), while continuing to grow in their relationship with Christ and the Church.  This ministry offers young adults the opportunity to grow in their spiritual life and form lasting relationships based on the call of Christ to holiness, community and service.

The intern for the Office of Young Adult Ministry will gain valuable experience by assisting the office staff with the execution of several major Young Adult programs.  These programs will include, but are not limited to, Emmaus Small Faith Sharing Groups, Encounter Young Adult Conference, Theology on Tap and the Discipulus Young Adult Institute. For more details, view the OYAM Internship Job Description. To apply, complete the OYAM Internship Application and send it to Kasia Penna, the Director of Young Adult Ministry:

Kasia Penna
Director of Young Adult Ministry
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO  63119

Email:  kasiapenna@archstl.org
Office: (314) 792-7008
@STLYoungAdults

The REAP (Retreat Evangelization And Prayer) Team is a retreat ministry of the Catholic Youth Apostolate. The REAP Team consists of adults and teenagers who have been specially chosen and trained to convey the Gospel to all people, especially teenagers. Using humor, drama, skits, faith sharing, games, and music, the Team's focus is to touch young people's hearts, open their minds, and stir their souls with the love of Jesus Christ.

The REAP Team is constantly seeking volunteers who are interested in working with young people of all ages in a retreat setting. To find out more, visit www.reapteam.org/apply

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