Upcoming Events & Application Forms
Owensboro Diocesan Youth Conference (ODYC)
This gathering is all of the Fun and Faith of the big bi-annual conference but without the travel, cost and crowds.This event gets bigger and better every time and will be attended by over 500 youth from all over the Diocese.
For Junior & Senior High- Cost – $50
Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) www.wkytec.org
TEC is a special retreat for current Juniors & Seniors in High School. This very special retreat should not be missed by any Catholic high school student. For those of you that have experienced a Koinonia Retreat, the TEC weekend was from which the Koinonia movement was born and therefore bears many similarities. Please make an effort to attend before you graduate High School. Haley Riney Fitzgerald will be the Lay Director of the retreat with Fr. Mike Williams as Spiritual Director and Deacon Matthew Keyser as Asst. Spiritual Director. Please Register early!
For High School Juniors & Seniors – Cost – $60 – Download Registeration Forms at the TEC website www.wkytec.org
Youth 2000 www.marianshrineky.org
Youth 2000 is a yearly conference sponsored by the Marian Shrine Committee. This is held on the campus of Brescia University in Owensboro, Ky. This has been a long standing and very popular weekend excursion into an intimate weekend with Christ and his sacraments. This is a great local and inexpensive conference to attend. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Accommodations will be in a local hotel.
For Ages 13 to 30 – Cost – $60 registration – Plus your share in Hotel and Fuel Costs
Catholic Heart Workcamp www.heartworkcamp.com
Catholic Heart Workcamp is coming back this year to the list of Holy Spirit Youth Ministry summer activities. It is a fun week of hard work and prayer. Days begin with morning mass and we will then travel out to the surrounding area to help with refurbishing homes and working with the disadvantaged. The week ends with a fun day at a local attraction or amusement park.
This year we will be heading to Charlotte, NC From July 2nd to July 8th 2017
For Current 8th graders to Sr. High – Cost – $400 – $500 based on shared rental car & fuel costs. Only 20 youth slots available so make your $100 pre-reservation soon. Fundraisers are planned to help with rental van and gas expenses.
Christian Leadership Institute (CLI)
The Christian Leadership Institute is held every year at the Mt. St. Joseph Retreat Center on the grounds of the Ursuline Sisters monastery near Owensboro. This is a conference meet for leaders and potential leaders in the church. It is an intensive week of activities meant to strengthen leadership potential among the young church. This is for a small select group of individuals that wish to use their God given gifts to lead the church in the future.
For rising sophomores thru seniors in high school – By Application or Invitation – Cost is $275 but FREE to those who are accepted through the parish application process via scholarship.
One Bread One Cup http://www.saintmeinrad.edu/youth/summer-conferences/
This conference is a special and unique conference presenting topics and tracts focus on liturgical arts and liturgical ministries. This is the perfect conference for those that are musically inclined and/or who are interested in Liturgical Ministries. This conference is by invitation or nomination only and will be led by our New Music & Liturgy Director Joel Ciaccio, who is a graduate of the program. Donations are welcome to defray this investment in the young church!
For Senior High Youth – By Application or Invitation – Cost is $550 but FREE to those who are accepted through the parish application process via scholarship.
Ignite Your Torch www.igniteyourtorch.com/
Ignite our Torch is a project of Catholics United for Life, the St. Martin de Porres Lay Dominican community and the Archdiocese of Louisville. The conference is held every year in Springfield, KY. The conference is four days dedicated to building a culture of life. Significant time is spent with men & women of various religious orders for catechesis. prayer and fun. Accommodations are in dorm rooms at St. Catharine College. This is a BIG experience conference without the BIG crowds or the BIG price. Chaperones Needed.
For Current 8th graders to Sr. High – Cost – $225. This is a popular and small conference and it sells out every year, so make your $100 pre-reservation early
General Forms for Youth
General Forms for Youth up to age 18
Form A – Youth Heath Form
Form D-3 – Youth Code of Conduct
General Forms for Adults & Youth over age 18
Directions for Adults’ Safe Environment Training
Form B – Adult Medical Form
Form D4D5 – Adult Code of Conduct
Form E – Volunteer Driver
Form JK – Adult Background Check