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Youth Ministry Newsletter - June 2012
Camp 4:12
Fall Gathering
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Upcoming Events (Continued)
    One Week HS: Forks                July 8-13
    Ascend                                   July 16-20 
    One Week JH: Hoquiam           July 22-27
    One Week HS: Hoquiam    July 29-Aug. 3

    One Week JH: Forks                Aug. 5-10

    Camp 4:12                             Aug. 21-23


For more events on the Calendar, see below!

Gearing up for ACCY! ACCY


The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Youth is coming back in the Fall of 2012!  ACCY members will play key roles in Archdiocesan events like Youth Convention and Youth Rally, and will act as advisors to the OYYAM Office.  Most importantly, they will be challenged to take what they've received back to their parishes, building up the Body of Christ in their midst.  This is a highly coveted leadership opportunity, so give the stand out youth of your parish a chance by passing on this information!  Download the 2012 Application today!  For more information, visit here or call Bridget Harris at 206.274.3175.

Ascend 2012 - Deadline Approaching!Ascend 2012

July 16th - 20th


The registration deadline for Ascend 2012 is coming up fast - Friday, June 15th!  Make sure the youth of your parish (grades 9-12) don't miss out on this great summer experience!  Ascend is a five day leadership experience that prepares youth to follow firmly in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. We'll have opportunities for Mass and Confession, along with daily workshops and sessions led by ministry professionals.  Click here to find out more about Ascend or call Bridget Harris at 206.274.3175.

Camp 4:12Camp 4.12 logo - Answer The Call

August 21st - 23rd


Help youth in 7th-9th grade develop gifts, talents, and tools to be a servant leaders.  Empower these youth to stand up in service for Christ and His Church.  Recommend Camp 4:12 - Answer the Call to these students so they can explore what it means to be a Catholic leader in their parish.  For more information and to register, check this out and call Bridget Harris at 206.274.3175.

Fall Gathering


The Fall Gathering is geared toward both new and continuing ministers of youth and young adults and provides the opportunity for reflection, professional enrichment, and networking.  The date has been set so mark your calendars - We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 13th!  Please don't hesitate to contact Bridget Harris at bridget.harris@seattlearch.org or 206.274.3175 with questions you may have.

Our Google Calendar Has Been Updated...


...and now includes important dates for the 2012-2013 school year.  To see the full listing of Youth and Young Adult events for your planning purposes, click here!





               Hispanic Leadership Camp                                                                Sept. 7-10

               New Ministers Orientation                                                                    Sept. 12

               Fall Gathering                                                                                     Sept. 13


               High School Youth Convention                                                              Nov. 3-4


               Confirmation Retreat                                                                        Dec. 14-16

        January 2013:

               Confirmation Retreat                                                                         Jan. 18-20

        February 2013:

               Confirmation Retreat                                                                        Feb. 15-17

        March 2013:

               Junior High Rally                                                                                   Mar. 2 

               Confirmation Retreat                                                                        Mar. 15-17

        April 2013:

               Confirmation Retreat                                                                        Apr. 12-14

               ACCY Retreat                                                                                 Apr. 19-21

        May 2013:

Search Retreat                                                                                   May 3-5 

Hispanic Youth Camp                                                                      May 17-19

Youth and Young Adult Ministers Retreat                                          May 28-30




OYYAM Contact Information:


Office for Youth & Young Adult Ministry | Archdiocese of Seattle

710 9th Avenue | Seattle | WA | 98104

oyyam@seattlearch.org | 206.382.4562 | 1.800.950.4963 | http://seattleoyyam.org