Frs. Rocco Pupolo and Adolph Menendez of the newly formed, GLOBAL YOUTH MSSION Services (GYM) for the Xaverian Missionaries share the missionary spirit with 23,000 Catholic teens from all over the country.
The National Catholic Youth Conference is a powerful, biennial, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (of high school age) and their adult chaperones. The schedule includes keynote presentations, prayer, workshops, liturgy, and opportunities to participate in reconciliation and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as recreational activities, concerts, and exhibits. A key component of NCYC is the thematic park, an interactive venue featuring the College Corner, a technology lounge, the Market Place, vocation areas, interactive games, service project areas, and various entertainment stages.
Fr. Adolph with a priest from..guess...WISCONSIN??
Closing Mass with the Bishop
|Fr. Adolph Menendez, Xaverian Missionary, reaching out to youth|
|Fr. Rocco Puopolo posing with some of the youth at the conference|