Friday, September 9, 2011

Last Year's Conference with Father Tad ...

Looking over the blog, we realized we never posted a picture from the 2010 Youth Conference ...!  Here's one of Fr. Tad Pacholczyk with some of the Conference participants from last year.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Connecticut Right to Life Corp. Comes Through for Y-LIFE ... BIG TIME.

Well, what can we say?  Connecticut Right to Life Corporation has once again come through for us with a very generous donation to offset the Conference.  Talk about "casting bread upon the waters" ... they are firm believers in the future of the pro-life movement, and they see that future as being young people.

Actually, the donation came a few days before the tag sale we had (with the AhChoo Homeschooling Group of Waterbury.)  We were going into the tag sale late, in a different venue, without our usual inventory and it felt a little panicky.  The CRLC donation was a sign to us as we plodded onwards that it was all going to be okay.  And it was.  The tag sale was a success!

Also, as an aside, tag sales are very pro-life and spiritually profitable ... a lot of stuff that would normally be thrown out gets used again (good stewardship AND green!), tag sales help the poor (work of mercy!) and you get to hang out with people in a semi-relaxing atmosphere (fellowship!)  We say semi-relaxing because set-up and take-down are not relaxing at all, but LOTS of work (work is prayer!)

Tag Sales are good, Connecticut Right to Life Corp is wonderful, the Conference is all set.  If anyone else out there would like to sponsor an ad in our program book, click here for the form!

Prayers for Deacon Scott McKee...

Let's all keep Deacon Scott McKee in our prayers today as he undergoes surgery.  One thing he was very comforted by is the fact that today is Our Lady's birthday.  So let's ask for her loving intercession on his behalf for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

And Happy Birthday, Blessed Mother!

Conference Schedule Firmed Up for OCTOBER 8th!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Y-LIFE Confirms 2nd Conference Speaker Tyler Ament

Tyler Ament is the Director of the International Youth Coalition (IYC).  Prior to working as Director of IYC, Ament was the Manager of Operations and New Media at the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM).

Ament has worked as an expert on youth issues for the Holy See at the United Nations, and also to defend the family in UN documents with various delegations at UN Commissions, as an Edmund Burke Fellow.

Ament is passionate about using technology and media to defend genuine values.  He has worked in the film industry with Metanoia Films (makers of the award-winning film, Bella), and in the software industry in the field of emerging technologies.

Ament earned his BA in English Language and Literature from Christendom College, and is originally from Southern California.