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Youth

November 18, 2011
NCYC: Called to Glory
NCYC: Called to Glory

A contingent of youths from the Diocese of Rochester is in Indianapolis Nov. 17-19 for the 2011 National Catholic Youth Conference "Called to Glory." Cyndi J. Coleman, a 16-year-old parishioner of St. Michael Parish in Newark, is among those attending. For the next three days, she'll blog about her NCYC experiences.

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November 17, 2011
NCYC: Called to Glory

A contingent of youths from the Diocese of Rochester is in Indianapolis Nov. 17-19 for the 2011 National Catholic Youth Conference "Called to Glory." Cyndi J. Coleman, a 16-year-old parishioner of St. Michael Parish in Newark, is among those attending. For the next three days, she'll blog about her NCYC experiences.

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April 1, 2011
Teens' service, discipleship recognized
Teens' service, discipleship recognized

GREECE -- Sister Laurie Orman stood at the pulpit at Our Mother of Sorrows Church March 28 and pondered aloud what it means to be a disciple of Christ in today's world.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
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March 24, 2011
Bee tests kids' spelling, nerves
Bee tests kids' spelling, nerves

CANANDAIGUA -- There was complete silence in the crowded gymnasium as Katie Ronsivalle stared up at the ceiling. Dozens in the audience appeared to hold their breaths as they watched the sixth-grader stand at the podium, her lips barely moving as she silently worked out the correct spelling of the word "environment."

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
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October 18, 2010
Teens, parents talk about suicide, bullying

FAIRPORT -- After watching a movie that illustrated depression, bullying and teen suicide, Youth Minister Michelle Hunzek shared a message of love for teens in crisis.

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By Amy Kotlarz/Catholic Courier
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August 27, 2010
'They are always welcome'
'They are always welcome'

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a two-part series on special-needs children in diocesan schools and faith-formation/sacramental-preparation programs.

Meghan Keyes was thrown a curve ball on July 12, the first day of summer-religious education camp at Greece’s St. Charles Borromeo Parish. The 11-year-old, who has nystagmus -- a vision-impairing condition typified by involuntary eye movement -- found that the type in the Bible she'd been provided was too small.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
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August 17, 2010
Teen 'takes the plunge' into his faith
Teen 'takes the plunge' into his faith

God is good. All the time! God is good. All the time! God is good. All the time! This resonated during the Aug. 7-9 Diocesan Youth Convention held at the RIT Inn and Convention Center that I recently attended.

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By Karl Kodweis
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August 6, 2010
Camp teaches youths about acting, faith
Camp teaches youths about acting, faith

ROCHESTER -- After finishing a long practice July 30, 10-year-old Ebony Williams collapsed -- not from exhaustion or frustration, but from excitement.

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By Justine Smith/Courier intern
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July 26, 2010
Teens of different faith traditions gather to learn, serve
Teens of different faith traditions gather to learn, serve

ROCHESTER -- On a warm afternoon at Mary’s Place, the Cathedral Community’s refugee outreach ministry, the sounds of laughter, conversation and a passionate game of "Duck, Duck, Goose" could be heard. Children and teens populated the building’s front lawn, playing soccer and basketball, drawing with sidewalk chalk and gardening.

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By Justine Smith/Courier intern
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June 4, 2010
Mercy crew: All in one boat
Mercy crew: All in one boat

In the age of the iPod, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, rowing a boat might not seem the most likely way to bring 39 teenage girls together. But don’t tell that to the girls who row for the crew team at Our Lady of Mercy High School. Who has time for tweets and texts when you have to rise at 5 a.m., hit the water at 6 and make it to school by 7:30? Audio slideshow by Mike Crupi/Catholic Courier.

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