United States - Annual CYM Meetings
Stony Point, United States – October 2018 - From October 22 to 24, coordinators of youth ministry in our Province gathered at the Don Bosco Retreat Center in Stony Point, N.Y. for the annual CYM Meetings. The primary theme for the meetings was “Salesian Holiness as a response to the needs of the young [and the World].” On the first day, Fr. Tom Dunne led a day of retreat for the 21 participants and four members of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. The second day consisted of formation, which included presentations by Fr. Abraham Feliciano, Fr. Dominic Tran, Fr. James Berning, and Ms. Mariel Cabrera (of St. Benedict Parish in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada). These presentations focused on the current realities of the Church in Canada and the United States. The final day included sessions on practical matters, and time to reflect and share. Throughout the meetings, there was also time for prayer (including morning and evening prayer moments, Confession, Adoration, and daily Mass), reflection, small and large group sharing, and community building.