Did you know that Butch Ekstrom of OLFE and Dr. Brian Reynolds, the Chancellor of the Archdiocese, have each served for more than 10 years on the Board of Directors for the Catholic Youth Foundation USA (CYF-USA)?
Last Thursday through Saturday, they attended — as CYF Board Members — the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry, (NCCYM) at San Antonio, Texas. Sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, the NCCYM is the largest conference in the country for adults who minister to and with Catholic youth. About 2000 came together for NCCYM’s three days of keynote talks, workshops, prayer and worship, resource exhibits, and ministry networking.
The CYF-USA is the financial development arm of the Federation. It raises money and then distributes it — via grants, scholarships, and awards — to Catholic youth on local, diocesan, and regional levels and to promote effective and innovative youth ministry work to assure a faithful future.
Butch, Brian, and other Foundation board members oversaw a major $$ collection at the closing Mass of the NCCYM. They also put together a fundraising Pinata Raffle during the conference.
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