All Catechists, Youth Ministers, Catholic School teachers, RCIA teams, Liturgical Ministers, Priests, Deacons, Women Religious and all who see themselves as Missionary Disciples, including youth, are invited to attend a Ministry Conference Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9:00am to 3:45pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 South Washington.
The next Formation Meeting for the diocesan delegation attending World Youth Day 2019 in Panama is Saturday, June 16 from 10:00am to 5:00pm in the Conference Center of the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 4512 NE 24th.
All teens 16 years and older as well as older adults interested in attending World Youth Day 2019 in Panama are invited to attend the next Formation Meeting for the diocesan delegation Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10:00am to 5:00pm in the Conference Center of the Diocesan Pastoral Center at 4512 NE 24th.
The Diocesan Youth Office and the Office of Faith Formation has begun a series of meetings throughout the Diocese of Amarillo, which are designed to meet with parishioners who are evangelizing and catechizing children and youth.
The 34-member delegation from the Diocese of Amarillo who participated in World Youth Day returned to the Texas Panhandle July 30.
The delegation left Amarillo July 16, after a sendoff Mass at St. Laurence Church, presided by Bishop Patrick J. Zurek, who joined the delegation in Brazil on July 21.
A sea of purple shirts filled the Amarillo Civic Center and St. Thomas the Apostle Church April 13-15 for the annual Diocesan Youth Rally. Attendance for this year’s rally was 925, according to Oscar Guzman, Diocesan Youth Director.
“One thing indicative from last month’s World Youth Day happened at the Vigil on Saturday night. In the middle of the Vigil, a storm blew through the area, which delayed Pope Benedict’s message by 10 to 20 minutes. So the announcer told the young people that Adoration would begin earlier than scheduled. It was incredible to watch 2 million young people enter into absolute silence at the request of the Holy Father.
Life these days is fast and furious for Diocesan Youth Director Oscar Guzman. And for good reason. Guzman is taking care of the final few details for a diocesan delegation of 53 pilgrims who will be attending World Youth Day in Madrid next month. “I’m trying to make sure I get all these people to Madrid and safely back to Amarillo,” he said.