On Tuesday evening June 27th Fr. Rocco Puopolo SX together with theGYMs interns Will Martell (left) and Jonathan McDonald (right) invited a number of young adults to review all the social media platforms that we are using to share our mission ministry as Xaverians and ask for their feedback. We are very grateful for the helpful suggestions and support that these young friends offered us as we continue to better present the ministry that the Xaverians offer, especially to youths and young adults throughout the word. Check out our new Instagram platform that Will inaugurated two weeks ago!!!
Fr. Rocco keynotes at Pax Christi National Gathering
Fr. Rocco Puopolo SX gave the Sunday keynote speech at this year’s annual National Gathering of Pax Christi USA in Linthicum Maryland, August 12-14, 2016. Here is the transcript pf his talk. August 14th talk final (1)
National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
The NCYC offered a unique experience to ever 23,000 teens from all over the USA came to share, live and celebrate their faith in Indianapolis. It was a moment of grace and hope, a moment of fraternity and acceptance, a moment when we were able to cherish our being Children of God without looking to the racial, economic, & cultural differences. See the slideshow of Fr. Alex’s pics here.
Models of Service: 5 part Video Presentation of Fr. Rocco Puopolo
Fr. Rocco Puopolo, Xaverian Missionary and Director of our Global Young Adult Mission Office. As we continue to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, we look to how religious in the Church today answer some of the deepest human needs and longings through their purpose and mission. Listen to these short videos and if so moved, reflect on how you can be a part of this audacious project called the global mission of the Church.
Part II: Bring on the Troubles – Part III: Beyond Borders – Part IV: Part of the Global Village – Part V: Lens of an Architect
We wish to help the young adults and youth recognize the fact that they are not just members of our Church but that they themselves are the Church. Youth and young adults overseas are much more engaged and take responsibility in all aspects of church.
We assist youth and young adults in coming to the realization that the Church is not only local but global and that they are an important part of both, generating genuine links of solidarity across cultural and faith boundaries.
And lastly we hope to help youth and young adults reach out and draw in youth of the diaspora who are their classmates, team mates in sports, brothers and sisters in the faith, to an active and involving sense of community. The GYM will empower our young Catholic members to a peer ministry of welcome and incorporation of these recently arrived immigrants who are such a gift to our Church.