Youth Census & Youth Sojourn Deadlines

July 11, 2006

OLD GREENWICH, CT  -  His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas at the Tuesday General  Sobor session reminded the clergy and delegates present that the Youth Census which was forwarded to all diocesan parishes by the Diocesan Apostolate for Youth has been completed by less than half of the parishes of the diocese. He stressed its absolute importance in effectively ministering to our diocesan youth. With the results of this census, a database with the names, addresses and contact information of all diocesan youth from birth to age 22 will be compiled. All parishes who have not completed it need to do so immediately and forward same to Fr. Andrew Fetchina.

In regard to the coming Youth Sojourn (Rally) at Camp Nazareth, (Fri  August 25 - Sun August 27) His Eminence stated it is his desire that representatives from each parish in the diocese be in attendance. Each parish should strive to cover the cost of each child age 12-22 who wishes to attend. A registration form for each child who wishes to attend must be filled out and returned to Fr. Jonathan Tobias within the next two weeks so that proper preparations at Camp Nazareth may be made for them. If at all possible, it is requested that each parish/pastor send under one cover the registration forms for all their parish's youth along with payment. Registration forms are found on Page 7 of the newly released Daylight Youth Newsletter