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03/07/2014: United States


Marist Young Adult Program
May-June 2014



LuisDear Marist Young Adults,


With summer in full swing, it is important to take some time to cool off.  One way that we can "cool off"  or "chill" from our chaotic work and school schedules is through reflection.   


During my times of reflection, one thought that keeps coming to mind is the influence that young people can have on the world. Through music, arts, academics, athletics, innovations, and social media, we put our own special stamp on society. Here's the thing about all that positive energy: unless we harness it and use it for good, it does nothing! 


I have seen a lot of positive energy this year in the Marist Young Adult Program.  From regional events to online activities people have been engaged in service, social and spiritual endeavors.  The future looks bright with record numbers attending the summer events that have already taken place.  Take some time to "cool off" this summer and participate in a Marist Young Adult event.


Part of the great success this year has been due to the "got marist?" campaign, which raises awareness of the Marist missions in Jamaica, as well as interest in our own program.  As young adults, we should use our energy and influence to raise awareness for those causes closest to our hearts. Take a moment to consider what cause is close to your heart.  How can you take charge of your own faith and make Jesus known and loved through that cause?


Young adults, we've got power!  It comes from above.  Take some time to "cool off" and "chill" to discover the power within and then go make a difference!



God bless you all, and keep living Marist!


Luis Ramos

Chair, Marist Young Adults Advisory Committe



There are many ways that you can use technology to "cool off" this summer. 


Read an article like "With Great Power: 

What the spiritual origins of superheroes teach us about calling" in Relevant Magazine.
Attend "Summer School" at Busted Halo to learn about faith, saints and the sacraments.
Sign up or download the app. for Take Five for Faith.
Pause each morning to pray the daily prayer on the YAP app.
Or check out one of the many resources listed in the Resources section of the MYA website.





Thinking ahead to the fall?  If you have a week, a weekend or longer and would like to offer your time and talent as a volunteer in Esopus contact

Matt Fallon at mfallon03@gmail.com.  For more information, click on the image above.   





Take a moment during this year of Marist vocations to find out more about the vocation of a  Marist Brother.  Simply click on the icon above. 


  Upcoming Events
July 5 - Texas Regional Event - 3-on-3 Fundraiser
July 12 - NY/NJ Day of Service
August 9 - Camping in Esopus
Additional regional gatherings are in the works for the summer.  Please check Facebook or follow the program on Twitter to receive up-to-date information.
Please visit Marist Young Adults on Facebook for event details.    

All chats take place in the chat room at www.MaristYoungAdult.com
MYAs from MA, NY and NJ during the welcome event in Lawrence, MA
Summer regional gatherings have begun.  In New England, young adults from New York and New Jersey joined MYAs in Massachusetts for lunch and an afternoon of games at the Brothers' Sheridan St. community. 2014 graduates from Msgr. Pace HS and Christopher Columbus HS were welcomed at a barbecue at the Brothers' Kings Creek community
MYAs in Miami enjoy some food and fellowship.
in Miami.  And over thirty young adults in the New York and New Jersey area gathered in Bryant Park for a picnic to welcome recent graduates. The welcome events followed the online and promotional efforts of many young adults throughout the country...Corinne Crowhurst, Catherine Weening and Luis Ramos helped to train the next generation of
MYAs play "Cards Against Humanity in Bryant Park.
Encounter leaders...The Marist Young Adult Advisory Committee met in Esopus on June 6-7 to review the previous year and to plan for the upcoming semester.  Following the MYAAC meeting, the committee hosted a scripture-based scavenger hunt, a prayer in the outdoor chapel and a barbecue for young adults from NY, NJ and MA to "Celebrate Champagnat"...Marist Young Adults joined others for a week of service to
Catherine Weening and Corinne Crowhurst training Encounter leaders at Roselle Catholic HS.
ready the Esopus property for the summer camps...Almost twenty young adults from around the country served as leaders and staff for this year's Marist Youth Gathering at Mt. St. Mary College in Newburgh, NY...The Marist Young Adult Program received a $2000 donation from the Brady-Cashill Foundation for their fundraising efforts for the Marist missions in Jamaica.
MYA Scavenger Hunt
Check out all the event pictures in the photo gallery on the Marist Young Adult website and on Instagram and Twitter.  And don't forget to read the new blog posts, as well! 




"got marist?" TEE SHIRTS






Got Marist but still don't have a "got marist?" tee shirt?   There are a few M and L shirts left.  The cost is $20 and includes shipping and handling.  All shirts are black.  Domestic orders only.   Proceeds go to the Marist missions in Jamaica.  
To purchase a shirt simply send an email to maristyoungadults@gmail.com.
Indicate your size, the number of shirts and your mailing address.  
Checks made payable to Marist Brothers should be sent to:
Marist Young Adult Program
 PO Box 197
  Esopus, NY  12429











myaThe Marist Young Adult Program invites interested young adults to explore further  their Christian faith. Through spiritual, social and service activities, both online and in person, young adults can experience an alive and vibrant faith rooted in the Marist tradition.       

Facebook Group:  Marist Young Adult

Website:  www.MaristYoungAdult.com


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