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Archdiocese of Santa Fe Office of

Youth and Young Adult Ministry!

Please Note: A chaperone is a must for every six youth and should be 21 years of age or older and must have attended the Archdiocesan Abuse Awareness Workshop for all the Youth & Young Adults Events. Thank you.

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 February PMD Express

2018 – 2019 Youth Scheduled Events

2017 Abuse Awareness Training for Adults Schedule  

VIRTUS On-Line Training  See Link Below:

https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_2.cfm?theme=0&org=37415

http://www.archdiocesesantafe.org/ChildYouthProtection/PdfFiles/VIRTUS%20Model%20Code%20of%20Conduct.pdf

 

Spanish

https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/sp_reg_1.cfm?theme=0%20

http://www.archdiocesesantafe.org/ChildYouthProtection/PdfFiles/VIRTUS%20Model%20Code%20of%20Conduct%20Spanish.pdf

PMD December 2017
People of God
2017 Taize Dates Flier

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Minute Meditations from Franciscan Media

Sharing the Light of Christ | Image: Wikimedia Commons

 

Francis and and his brothers could have been killed spreading the Gospel. In bringing near the kingdom of heaven, the brothers were engaging in one of the oldest of dramas in which the battle between darkness and light is played out. It was not so much a battle in which they fought the darkness, as it was the ongoing battle with themselves to keep bearing the light, to keep bringing near the kingdom and not giving up, even when they were rejected. For even in rejection they are bringing near the kingdom. And even if they were martyred for proclaiming these words of Jesus, they were not overcome by darkness; they were yielding to the light.

—from the book Francis and Jesus by Murray Bodo

 

SAINT OF THE DAY

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Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto

Saint of the Day for February 20

(Jacinta: 1910 – February 20, 1920 | Francisco: 1908 – April 14, 1919)

https://www.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODFeb20.mp3

 

Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto’s Story

Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese shepherd children from Aljustrel, received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria, near Fátima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. At that time, Europe was involved in an extremely bloody war. Portugal itself was in political turmoil, having overthrown its monarchy in 1910; the government disbanded religious organizations soon after. Continue reading SAINT OF THE DAY

Why do we Kneel?

Why Do Catholic Kneel

Kneeling: Kneeling is the most profound sign of reverence and Roman Catholics kneel at the most sacred points of the Mass. In the United States, Catholics kneel throughout the Eucharistic Prayer, but in Europe and elsewhere, they’re only obligated to kneel during the Consecration. Eastern Catholics, such as the Byzantine, don’t kneel because standing is their normal posture for reverence.

2018 Archdiocesan Confirmation Retreats

Archdiocesan High School Confirmation Retreats

 

These  retreats are designed especially for your confirmation youth as they journey into discipleship and prepare to receive their sacrament of Confirmation. Mass and Reconciliation will also be celebrated.

Below are the dates for the three confirmation retreats. Registration forms are below:

IMPORTANT: Please register early since space is very limited and we fill up all three retreats at least 1 month before the deadline of the February Retreat. Reserve your spots as soon as possible.

Please Note: Every youth must have an adult chaperone over the age of 21 and have attended the Abuse Awareness workshop. There is an acceptance if the youth is being accompanied by their parent or if they are coming as a group from their parish then the minister has already attended the workshop.
For Group registrations the adult ration is one adult for every six youth and chaperone must carry completed permission forms for each youth at retreat.
4000 St. Joseph Pl. NW Albuquerque NM 87120
  • 9:00 am is check-in
  • Retreat begins promptly at 9:30 am and ends at 3:00 pm
  • Fee: is 15.00 per person( chaperone will also need to pay)
Saturday March 17, 2018 – Full

 

Saturday April 14, 2018

2018 Confirmation Retreat Registration 4.14.18

Please Note: The April 14th retreat will be for 2nd Year Confirmation.  We can put others on the waiting list.

Please contact Della @ (505) 831-8142 or dmontano@archdiosf.org for cancellations or to be put on a waiting list.

Why Do Catholics Make the Sign of the Cross

The first prayer that most parents teach their children is the Sign of the Cross. This ancient gestural prayer customarily begins and ends our formal prayer, from grace before meals to the Church’s principal prayer, the Mass. According to the 1911 edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia, the ancient origin of the Sign of the Cross is unclear, but its form has evolved over time: It’s now a large gesture rather than a small one; uses three fingers instead of two, and goes from left-to-right instead of right-to-left. Continue reading Why Do Catholics Make the Sign of the Cross

Why Do We Practice Fasting & Abstinence?

Explain that Lent is the 40 days before Easter in which Catholics pray, fast, contemplate, and engage in acts of spiritual self-discipline. Catholics do these things because Easter, which celebrates the Resurrection of Christ, is the greatest holy day of the Christian year (even above Christmas) and Catholics have recognized that it is appropriate to prepare for such a holy day by engaging in such disciplines.

(Archbishop Fulton Sheen noted that the Protestant attitude is summarized by the line, “First comes the feast, then comes the hangover,” while the Catholic attitude is “First comes the fast, then comes the feast.”)

The reason Lent lasts 40 days is that 40 is the traditional number of judgment and spiritual testing in the Bible (Gn 7:4, Ex 24:18, 34:28, Nm 13:25, 14:33, Jon 3:4). Lent bears particular relationship to the 40 days Christ spent fasting in the desert before entering into his public ministry (Mt 4:1-11). Catholics imitate Christ by spending 40 days in spiritual discipline before the celebration of Christ’s triumph over sin and death.

Fasting is a biblical discipline that can be defended from both the Old and the New Testament. Christ expected his disciples to fast (Mt 9:14-15) and issued instructions for how they should do so (Mt 6:16-18). Catholics follow this pattern by holding a partial fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Abstinence from certain foods is also a biblical discipline. In Daniel 10:2-3 we read, “In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three weeks. I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks.” Catholics use a practice similar to Daniel’s when, as a way of commemorating Christ’s Crucifixion on a Friday, they abstain from eating meat on that day of the week during Lent. The only kind of flesh they eat on Friday is fish, which is a symbol of Christ.

Even the Ash Wednesday practice of having one’s forehead signed with ashes has a biblical parallel. Putting ashes on one’s head was a common biblical expression of mourning (1 Sm 13:19, Est 4:1, Is 61:3; see also Est 4:3, Jer 6:26, Ez 27:30, Dn 9:3, Mt 11:21, Lk 10:13). By having the sign of the cross made with ashes on their foreheads, Catholics mourn Christ’s suffering on the cross and their own sins, which made that suffering necessary.