YOUTH IN THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY Summer Guide 2018
Call to Beloved Community The beloved community is number one. Its a social phenomenon. Its honestly hard to believe when you experience it. - John Frank, Summer II Youth
"People have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable." - USCCB
What's theology? All youth take a theology course of their choosing instructed by college professors
"YTM gives its students a stronger understanding of what it means to study theology. I've learned more at YTM than I have in 11 years of Catholic schooling." -Anna Nation, Summer II Youth
But wa it, do w e have pray a to ll day f or 2 we eks?
I wish! But there's so much to do at St. John's you can't help try it all out
Students are given 3 hours of free time every day, this allows them to explore the campus at Saint John's University which includes a variety of things: - Swim at Lake Sag - Volleyball - No talent-show -Frisbee -Visit our Rock Climbing wall - & more!
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My service site was a good time I wish we could have had more time with them - Edwin Fuentes, Summer I Youth
At YTM, we have our counselors lead a form of prayer every evening accompanied by a faith testimony. This gives youth a new perspective on what prayer can look like and an opportunity to practice it!
Gave me the feels - Olivia Daniels
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Summer 1... Sample Schedule 8:40am: Morning Session: Gathering Music, Announcements, and Morning Prayer 9:30am: Youth Theology Classes 11:35am: Lunch 12:45pm : Summer II: Depart to Destination of the Day 12:45pm: Summer I: Service Sites
Summer I and Summer II, refers to your first year at YTM. Summer II's engage in project presentations in addition to Summer I activities
5:00: Supper/Free Time Activities 7:30pm: Evening Prayer and Testimony 9:30pm: Cabin Time
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Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN
More members of YTM.. Counselors Counselors at YTM are recruited students from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. They spend the majority of time with youth. Counselors are in charge of accompanying youth at service sites, cabin time, and leading prayer.
Vocation Partners Our vocation partners include priests, deacons, religious sisters, and lay ministers. We have an opportunity to meet and hear from them at our vocation banquet.
Our theology professors are from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University and spend time teaching our students throughout the course of two weeks. Students all obtain book materials for each class.
Jeff Kaster Director
Donelle Poling Associate Director
Our directors spend the two weeks of the summer program accompanying counselors and students, living our same experiences.
... That's our community