CONNECT AT A GLANCE
A Youth Group Based on a Spirituality of Communion
“A spirituality of communion implies the ability to see what is positive in others, to welcome it and prize it as a gift from God: not only as a gift for the brother or sister who has received it directly, but also as a ‘gift for me.’ A spirituality of communion means, finally, to know how to ‘make room’ for our brothers and sisters, bearing ‘each other’s burdens’ (Gal 6:2) and resisting the selfish temptations which constantly beset us and provoke competition, careerism, distrust, and jealousy. Let us have no illusions: unless we follow this spiritual path, external structures of communion will serve very little purpose. They would become mechanisms without a soul, ‘masks’ of communion rather than its means of expression and growth.” (NMI 43) Pope St. John Paul II
"Become who you are"
St. John Paul II
SUPPORTING AND FORMING
AGENTS OF UNITY
IN THE WORLD
Here at CONNECT, we are committed to living out The Art of Loving* which is a Gospel based model. It includes the Golden Rule, “Do to others whatever you would have them do to you." Matthew 7-12. Our vision is to help one another to practice the words of Jesus in our lives so that we may grow closer to God and to one another.
* by Chiara Lubich
Presentations, Current Topics, Speakers
Service and Community Building
Prayer, Reflection, Challenge of the Month, Sharing
PERMISSION SLIPS AND REGISTRATION FORMS
Permission Slip Here
If you are not registered in the Religious Education Program or have not completed the CONNECT annual registration yet, download the permission slip, here.
SERVICE PROJECT @ HOME
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CONNECT IS A HOME
"In a word, to create a “home” is to create “a family”. “It is to learn to feel connected to others by more than merely utilitarian and practical bonds, to be united in such a way as to feel that our life is a bit more human. (...). It is to create bonds by simple, everyday acts that all of us can perform. A home, as we all know, demands that everyone work together. No one can be indifferent or stand apart, since each is a stone needed to build the home. This also involves asking the Lord to grant us the grace to learn how to be patient, to forgive one another, to start over each day. How many times should I forgive and start over? Seventy times seven times, as many times as necessary. To create strong bonds requires confidence and trust nurtured daily by patience and forgiveness. And that is how the miracle takes place: we feel that here we are reborn, here we are all reborn, because we feel God’s caress that enables us to dream of a more human world, and therefore of a world more divine”. Pope Francis- Christus Vivit, paragraph 217
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