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                We are a ministry program that helps youth and young adults become so drawn by Christ's love
                as to respond in whole-hearted service and evangelization.

We are a ministry which empowers young people to search and discover their inner fire in order to live out a spiritual journey with meaning and purpose. By being fully alive, we seek to bring about God’s Kingdom through community and service.

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To cultivate youth and young adults drawn by Christ’s love as to respond in whole-hearted service and evangelization.

Backed by the "flying V" of YaYA Ministries National.

Objectives and Strategies

To build a strong foundation of growth in the following three dimensions:

Foster Ignatian spirituality through:
  • Annual retreats for each small community (nhóm)

  • Thao Luyện Nhẹ Nhàng (Lightworks), Mt St Helen’s, and other 18th Annotation experiences through individual CLC’s (nhóm) or other kinds of groups

  • Days of prayer, recollection, prayer experiences for parishes
Form and cultivate within Đồng Hành:
  • Leaders grounded in Cura Personalis (“Care of the whole person”), discerning love, and sensitivity of the culture(s) of youth and young adults. These youth leaders are helped to discover their Vietnamese Catholic American identities while young adults are helped to discover their personal vocations

  • Groups rooted as “friends in the Lord” striving to become communities with a strong discerning sense of mission
Mission and Service
Discerning focused communal outreach to:
  • The marginalized, poor, and other social justice efforts

  • Develop Retreat Ministries: high school aged (e.g. Kairos, Ephata), 20’s and 30’s (e.g. Abba, Encountering Jesus, Caritas), Silent (e.g. weekend, 3-8 days preached, guided, and directed retreats), and 19th Annotation Retreats (SEEL)

  • Youth and young adults beyond Đồng Hành by training local Retreat Teams and leaders to serve this age group
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