Youth Ministry E-VINE (March 3, 2017)

Los Angeles Youth Day
The Youth Day Coordinating Team and the Office of Religious Education are so grateful for all those who supported and attended Youth Day 2017! Your efforts, combined with those from over 400 youth and adult volunteers, made it possible for more than 13,000 young people, from across the Archdiocese and beyond, to experience the day. Social media was alive with joyous posts about #LAYouthDay. So much so, that posts from Youth Day 2017 appeared on the Snapchat Live Event Feature!

Please pass on the following information to those who attended Youth Day…

Lastly, our theme for 2018 has been announced! Youth Day 2018: Dare to Believe! will be held on March 15, 2018. Don’t forget to save the date!


Youth Ministry E-VINE (February 16, 2017)

The Youth Day App is NOW AVAILABLE! Search “ Religious Education Congress” in the Google Play or Apple iTunes store and download it today. The app is free and features all the necessary Youth Day information. Once inside the app, you can personalize your schedule, find your favorite speaker, learn more about our Sacred Space, or find out where to purchase T-shirts. Connect with @layouthday on our social media feeds, or locate the social media channel of your favorite Youth Day speaker or musician. Make sure to let us know about your experience by filling out the Youth Day survey. The survey will remain open until March 31.


Youth Ministry E-VINE (February 2, 2017)

Los Angeles Youth Day


Youth Ministry E-VINE (January 27, 2017)

Los Angeles Youth Day Updates


Youth Ministry E-VINE (January 19, 2017)

Youth Day Update - Food Court in Hall C
We are excited to announce that this year Hall C at the Anaheim Convention Center will be transformed into a Food Court! All Hall C meal options are $10 – tax included! Options include your entrée, side and a beverage. Choose from pizza, tacos, hot dogs, grilled cheese, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and more!

Additional seating and concessions will be available throughout the Convention Center – including Eco Grounds and the Arena Grill inside as well as the Grand Plaza (outside the main doors between the Hilton and Marriott hotels). As you prepare for Youth Day, we encourage you to take advantage of this new option!

Please remember that catering meals at the Convention Center is prohibited. Catered meals include pizza delivery purchases, boxed lunches, and delivered meals from outside sources. This policy will be strictly enforced. Individual sack lunches are allowed. We wish to continue our great relationship with the Anaheim Convention Center and appreciate your continued cooperation.

 

Los Angeles Youth Day

Youth Day Updates:
Registration is still open but workshops are filling quickly, with many workshops already full. Both tracks do still have space available.
Youth Day badges have been mailed for everyone who registered before January 13th. A second mailing is going out now.
The Youth Day App is coming soon! And it will be compatible with both iPhones and Android Phones. Stay tuned for more information!
As always, visit the Youth Day page for more info!


Youth Ministry E-VINE (January 12, 2017)

Los Angeles Youth Day
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, January 13, is the last day to register for Youth Day (and the Religious Education Congress) at the lower rates. After Friday, prices go up! Go online (Pro tip: it must be on a computer, not a smartphone or tablet) and register now: www.RECongress.org. If you mail in your registration, if it's postmarked by Friday, January 13 you will receive the lower rate. Don't forget to stay connected with Youth Day on social media @LAYouthDay and we'll see you on February 23rd!

OneLife LA Update
Next Saturday, January 21, 2017 is the third annual OneLife LA event. beginning at noon at La Placita/Olvera St. Participants will walk to Grand Park for a family friendly day of speakers, live music and food trucks. Please visit the website www.onelifela.org for more information and to register!
Note  Due to unforeseen circumstances, the location has been moved to Exposition Park at the University of Southern California (USC).


Youth Ministry E-VINE (January 5, 2017)

Youth Day Updates
Youth Day Registration is filling fast! While registrations for both Track 1 and Track 2 are still being accepted, several sessions are at or nearing capacity. Avoid disappointment and register today! Registrations are being accepted online at www.RECongress.org and through the mail. Both Track 1 and Track 2 will experience an Opening Event/Sending Forth in Hall B, 2 Workshops in the Convention Center and a General Session, Keynote, and Liturgy in the Arena.

Looking for something new? Many of our workshop sessions feature roundtable discussions or open space to allow for free movement.

Not sure what to do during lunch or between sessions? Like last year, Sacred Space will be available for young people and their chaperones from 7:30 am-4:30 pm. Check out the pre-function area for information from the Youth Ministry Division and our primary collection beneficiary – House of Ruth. House of Ruth (www.houseofruthinc.org) is dedicated to assisting families and individuals victimized by domestic violence. Among their many services are prevention education programs for young people centered around relationship violence and harassment. We encourage you to share this information with your group in advance so that they understand how their contribution will assist others.

Not sure what to wear to Youth Day? Check out www.seraph7.com  to pre-order your customizable Youth Day T-shirts and Sweatshirts.

Want more information? Make sure to keep connected with us @LAYouthDay on social media for the latest updates.

What Are You Waiting For?


Special Youth Ministry E-VINE (December 14, 2016)

Youth Day Registration is Open!
Youth Day is held annually on the Thursday beginning the Religious Education Congress. This event is open for youth of high school age in grades 9-12 and their chaperones. Young people from throughout the Archdiocese and beyond will participate in workshops, a Liturgy, and General Session created just for them.

Youth Day Registration is $30 per person ($35 after January 13, 2017). Once Youth Day reaches capacity, registration is CLOSED. Should space be available, registrations by mail will be accepted until February 3, 2017 and online registrations will be accepted until February 10. There is no on-site registration for Youth Day.

When registering for the day, you will be asked to select either Track 1 or Track 2 along with your workshop selections. Both tracks will experience workshops in the Convention Center, and a General Session, Liturgy and Rally in the Arena.

While you prepare for the day, connect with us on social media! Follow us @LaYouthDay on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #LAYouthDay in your posts!

What Are You Waiting For? Register Today at http://www.recongress.org


Youth Ministry E-VINE (December 1, 2016)

Los Angeles Youth Day & Congress
The Registration Guidebooks for the 2017 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress are in the process of being mailed. If you registered for Congress last year, you will automatically receive a Guidebook. If you have moved or have never been to Congress, you can find all of the information online at www.RECongress.org, or you can order a Guidebook by calling (213) 637-7348. Online registration should be open soon, but you can mail in your registration form from the Guidebook starting now! Let the fun and games begin. Youth Day registration is now open for “mail in” forms, too.


Youth Ministry E-VINE (November 17, 2016)

Religious Education Guidebook Now Available Online
Over 22,000 copies of the Registration Guidebook for the 2017 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress will be mailed soon. But you don't have to wait for your copy — get a sneak peek of the book NOW and pre-plan your workshop sessions. The Guidebook contains all workshop and speaker descriptions, entertainment and liturgy options, and all scheduled events during Congress. View or download the Guidebook here. You can also print out the Youth Day registration form and mail it in now! Online registration will be available soon.


Youth Ministry E-VINE (October 27, 2016)

Youth Day Training Day
We look forward to being with 100 youth volunteers and their chaperones this weekend at Youth Day Training Day, October 24! Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for the different roles they will be involved in at Youth Day.


Youth Ministry E-VINE (October 20, 2016)

Youth Day Training Day
Please note: Monday, October 24 is the registration deadline!
Are you seeking ways to actively engage your young people in Youth Day 2017? If so, this is the year to do so. We have many opportunities for your teens to be involved:

Encourage your young people to get involved! Youth Day Training Day will be held on October 29 from 9 am-2 pm at Holy Family Church (1527 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030). Here is a link to the registration form. For more information, see the Youth Day website at http://www.recongress.org/YD.
Don't forget to register for the day by this Monday.


Youth Ministry E-VINE (October 13, 2016)

Newest Member of the Youth Ministry Division announced!
Fr. Chris Bazyouros, Director of the Office of Religious Education has announced that Victoria Radleigh will be joining the Youth Ministry Division as Coordinator of Youth Ministry! Victoria brings with her more than 10 years' experience in Youth Ministry, most recently as Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Confirmation at Our Lady of Lourdes in Northridge. Victoria has her Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies and is a Master Catechist for the Archdiocese. Please join Katie & Heather in warmly welcoming Victoria to the team! Victoria will start full time in the office this Monday, October 17.

Youth Day – Training Day
Are you seeking ways to actively engage your young people in Youth Day 2017? If so, this is the year to do so. We have many opportunities for your teens to be involved:

Encourage your young people to get involved! Youth Day Training Day will be held on October 29 from 9 am-2 pm at Holy Family Church (1527 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030). Here is a link to the registration form. For more information, see the Youth Day website at http://www.recongress.org/YD.
Don't forget to register for the day by October 24!


Youth Ministry E-VINE (October 6, 2016)

New Division Coordinator for Youth Ministry announced!
Fr. Chris Bazyouros, Director of the Office of Religious Education, announced this week that Katie Zeigler has been promoted to the position of Division Coordinator of Youth Ministry! Katie has been working in the Division of Youth Ministry for more than six years so we know she brings a great deal of expertise and wisdom to the new position. Katie will continue to work closely with Heather MacDonald and two additional members of the Youth Ministry Division as they all coordinate the youth ministry efforts of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. More details regarding the additional members of the Division will be available soon. Please join Heather in sending enthusiastic congratulations to Katie on this new endeavor!

Youth Day – Training Day
Are you seeking ways to actively engage your young people in Youth Day 2017? If so, this is the year to do so. We have many opportunities for your teens to be involved:

Encourage your young people to get involved! Youth Day Training Day will be held on October 29 from 9 am-2 pm at Holy Family Church (1527 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030). Don't forget to register for the day by October 24! Here is a link to the registration form. For more information, see the Youth Day website at http://www.recongress.org/YD.


Youth Ministry E-VINE (September 22, 2016)

Youth Day – Training Day
Are you seeking ways to actively engage your young people in Youth Day 2017? If so, this is the year to do so. We have many opportunities for your teens to be involved:

Encourage your young people to get involved! Youth Day Training Day will be held on October 29, 2016 from 9 am-2 pm at Holy Family Church (1527 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030). Here is a link to the registration form. The Deadline for registration is October 24, 2016. For more information, see the Youth Day page at www.RECongress.org/YD


Youth Ministry E-VINE (September 13, 2016)

Youth Day – February 23, 2017
Have you heard the theme for Youth Day 2017 – What Are You Waiting For? Go to www.RECongress.org/YD for more details about the day. And of course follow us on Twitter, Instagram, etc. the handle is @LAYouthDay across all platforms. Don’t forget to use the hashtag: #LAYouthDay. The Youth Day Coordinating Team, a team of teens and adults has been very busy planning and making sure that Youth Day 2017 is the best ever! More details will be available in next week's issue.


Youth Ministry Announcement

Youth Day Theme
Our Youth Day Coordinating Team met to develope this year's theme:

The readings for Youth Day 2017 are about conversion, a change of heart. That change of heart is conveyed in each of the readings. The first reading from Sirach tells us to not delay, but rather turn to Jesus before it is too late. The Gospel from Mark gives us a look at what to expect if we hesitate or put off turning to the Lord, or if we lead others astray. He speaks of an unquenchable fire where suffering never ends. So why wait to convert and change our ways? The time is now! This year’s theme is a question: “What Are You Waiting For?

“What are you waiting for?” is first and foremost a call to action, a wakeup call. Jesus invited us to turn to him and to not delay. However, it is also our call to reflection. It gives us a chance to examine our lives and our faith journey and encourages us to bring our hopes, fears, doubts, and dreams to the Lord. Christ awaits you with open arms. So, what are YOU waiting for?


Youth Ministry E-VINE (March 11, 2016)

Los Angeles Youth Day
The Youth Day Coordinating Team and the Office of Religious Education is GRATEFUL for your support of the Religious Education Congress/Youth Day 2016! The hard work and dedication of over 500 youth and adult volunteers, along with your efforts in the parishes and schools of our Archdiocese (and beyond) made it possible for 14,000 participants to stay #hopebound. This great message carried around the globe through social media, where #LAYouthDay and #hopebound TRENDED on Twitter and Instagram and even made the L.A. Story on Snapchat. This was only possible with the participation of you and your young people.

Please pass on the following information to those who attended Youth Day…


Youth Ministry E-VINE (December 8, 2015)

Youth Day
Don't wait to register your group! The fee will increase on January 8, 2016.
Please remember ALL ADULTS attending Youth Day (whether Chaperones or just attending) MUST be compliant with Safe Environment policies and procedures (fingerprinting/background checks, etc.) including compliance with required Safe Environment Adult Training. The Contact Person must be able to produce records indicating completion of these awareness sessions should he/she be asked. This year, we are requiring the Contact Person/group leader completing the registration form (online or by mail) to note that each adult is compliant. If mailing in, please check the “Compliant” box under Chaperone (there is no adult check box because all chaperones must be adults) AND for any other adults in the group, the "Adult" and "Compliant" boxes must be checked or the registration and check will be returned. If registering online, please check the "Compliant" boxes (required fields) for both Chaperones and adults.


The Youth Ministry E-VINE is an email reminder/notice of important information in the field of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. To be deleted from this list please contact Katie Zeigler at KZeigler@la-archdiocese.org. Don’t forget to visit our website for more information and links to additional resources.

Office of Religious Education
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
(213) 637-7303

Youth Ministry homepage: www.la-archdiocese.org/org/ore/youth
Calendar of events: www.la-archdiocese.org/calendar

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See the eVine from Youth Day 2016