January is SOYO Education Month
Teens in each parish are encourage to hold discussions on current topics affecting their daily lives. Check out the following resources for possible discussion topics:
Purity, Virginity and Chastity
members struggle daily to try to live a life of purity in relation to
Jesus Christ. Though life may present many struggles and even failures
to each of us, teens look to live a life rooted in Christ. Even when
one fails to emulate the life of Christ and the Virgin May, teens
struggle daily to stay on or get back on the path of Salvation through
The following document is offered as a source of help to teens and adults in this daily struggle.
Purity, Virginity and Chastity Packet
are asked each January to set time aside to discuss the struggle and
stratergies of making good choices and or if needed getting back on the
Sacred Gift of Life Sunday
across the Archdiocese, each January on the Sunday closest to the
Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion - Roe vs Wade (January 22),
hold discussions and give sermons presenting the Church's teaching on
the Sacredness of Life.
While people may have failed to make good
choices in the past on this most important issue of life, SOYO chooses
to help educate a generation of teens to make good choices with how they
use their body and how they treat life - given as a gift from God.
point of this material is not to pass judgment on those that have
chosen to abort life, but as a source of help for teens to better
understand this gift, as given by God.
Sacred Gift of Life packet
Resource and discussion Packet
Special Olympics Awareness Day 2015
Special Olympics Sports Camp - hosted, paid for, and Sponsored by NAC Teen SOYO
On Sunday October
18th SOYO Teens from across the Archdiocese asked for your help to raise
over $65,000 through SOYO Awareness Day.
Parishes should send in all money collected to:
NAC SOYO Special Olympics
Department of Youth and Parish Ministry
PO Box 389
Westwood MA 02090
Checks should be made payable to "NAC SOYO Special Olympics"
Hold the Date - March 19, 2016
SOYO Day of Service
parish is asked to hold a service project on Saturday March 19, 2016
and share their good work on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram under the
#SOYOService . For more information click here.
2015-2016 SOYO Officers elected at the
Archdiocese Convention in Boston
SOYO with Patriarch JOHN X and Metropolitan JOSEPH
2015-2016 Newly elected NAC SOYO Officers
President: Kamal N Hourani - from the
Diocese of Worcester and New England - President@TeenSOYO.org
Vice-President: Munir Pavez - from the
Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America - Vice-President@TeenSOYO.org
Secretary: Rebekah Bandy - from the Diocese of Miami
and the Southeast - Secretary@TeenSOYO.org
Treasurer: Gianmarco Petrelli - from the
Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest - Treasurer@TeenSOYO.org
"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord."
2016 Bible Bowl and Oratorical Information Sheet pdf
We Congratulate the 2015 Francis Maria
Each of the following people were awarded a
scholarship in the amount of $2,500, on July 25, 2015 at the Archdiocese
Convention in Boston.
Thomas Joseph Perry
Mary Catherine Huneycutt
Steven Andrew Pisarchuk
Gabriel Z Smith
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October is Youth MonthEach October the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese Celebrates its youth and creates opportunities for youth to become more active in the Liturgical life of the Church. Read more..