Leadership Events
Youth Events
Send Prayer Request
Our Partners
Our Contacts

AJHC - Leadership Events

Records 1 - 5 of 5   

  • Event Date : 2012-01-13
  • Event Date : 2011-01-29
    2011 Youth Leadership Conference - The Power of Prayer
    On January 29-30, 2011 AJHC (Association des Jeunes Haitiens Catholiques) conducted its annual Youth Leadership Conference at the Archdiocesan Youth Center in Kearny, New Jersey. AJHC was formed some twenty years ago in response to a need that arose at the Haitian Apostolate convention.

    The 2011 session involved more than 60 youth leaders from Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Long Island, New Jersey, Manhattan, Spring Valley and Rockville Centre. The gathered were mostly young adults engaged in ministry in their faith communities. The theme of the weekend was “The Power of Prayer”.

    Bishop Guy Sansaricq presented at the Saturday morning session stressing the importance for all to know and possess Jesus through personal prayer and the study of scripture. He reminded all that there is power in Jesus and that Jesus wants to abide in our hearts. Father Guy indicated that Jesus wants the world to know Him mostly through the testimony of humble believers such as us.

    During a period of discussion the young people shared their feelings of discouragement because they felt many priests impede the development of youth programs in parishes. They stated that Protestant teens were more versed in the Bible than they. Others responded quite well to these questions. In the end all realized that their involvement in Youth ministry is urgently needed and that Parish
    support is generally not lacking when they themselves demonstrate well balanced
    and enlightened leadership.

    Bethie Dominique on different forms of prayer conducted a session. To discuss the different forms of prayer, participants were divided into five groups of 10.

    The objective was to:
    1.Identify the purpose of each form of prayer.
    2. List the characteristics of each form of prayer.
    3. Find a passage in the Bible about this form of prayer.

    The groups were the following:
    Group I Blessing/Adoration
    Group II Prayer of Petition
    Group III Prayer of Intercession
    Group IV Prayer of Thanksgiving
    Group V Prayer of Praise

    Purpose: Adoration is homage of the Spirit to the “King of Glory”.
    - Adoration is the heart of prayer.
    - Adoration is the source of every blessing.

    -An encounter between God and man.
    -Respectful silence in the presence of the “Ever Greater God”.
    -Our prayer ascends in the Holy Spirit through Christ to the Father.
    -The attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his

    Bible Ref. -Eph 1:3-14, 6:23-24 -2 Cor 1:3-7, 13:14 -Rom 15:5-6 -Ps 95:1-6,

    Purpose: - Petition is centered on the desire and search for the Kingdom to come.
    -By the prayer of petition we express awareness of our relationship with God.
    -Spontaneous prayer.
    -To ask for forgiveness
    -To plead, invoke, cry out, and to groan.

    Bible Ref. -Rom 15:30; 8:22-24; 8:26 - Lk 18:13 - 1Jn 3:22; 1:7-2:2 - Col 4:12 -
    Ps. 62

    Purpose: -Intercession is praying as Jesus did and praying on behalf of all men, especially sinners.

    -“The Holy Spirit, himself intercedes for us…”, and intercedes for the Saints according to the will of God.”
    -To ask on behalf of another.
    -Our hearts attuned to God’s mercy.
    -In intercession, he who prays looks, not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others; even for their persecutors.

    Bible Ref.- Heb 7:25 - Rom 8:26-27 - Acts 7:60; 12:5 - Lk 23:28, 34 - Eph 6:18-20

    Purpose: -Thanksgiving is the prayer of the Church that is celebrated in the Eucharist.
    -“ In the work of salvation, Christ sets creation free from sin and death to consecrate it anew and make it return to the Father, for his glory.”

    -Every event and need can become an offering of thanksgiving.
    -To begin and end a prayer with thanksgiving.
    -The Lord Jesus is always present in a thanksgiving prayer.
    -To give thanks in all circumstances.
    Bible Ref. -1Thess 5:18; - Col 4:2

    Purpose: -“Praise is the form of prayer which recognizes most immediately that God is God.”
    -By praise, the Spirit is joined to our spirit to bear witness that we are children of God.
    -Praise embraces the other forms of prayer and carries them toward him who is its source and goal; “one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist.”

    -To testify
    -To glorify the word of God.
    -To sing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart.
    Bible Ref. – Rom 8:16, - Cor 8:6, - Acts 2:47, - Eph 5:19

    Mrs. Marie José Joseph presented on the history of the Charismatic Renewal and its impact in Catholic prayer life.

    Mrs. Marie Josée Joseph indicated that the Charismatic movement was initiated back in February 18,1967in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The story begins in the 1960’s when Pope John XXIII called for a Council – it would come to be known as Vatican II. Catholics were given a special prayer for the success of this Council: “May there be a new Pentecost in our day". In 1967 a group of faculty  and students at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh gathered for a retreat. . Filled with and moved by the Holy Spirit, the group focused on the first four chapters of the Acts of the Apostles. The group would later share that there was an expectation that the Holy Spirit would make His presence felt. Everyone indicated experiencing the Holy Spirit and charismatic gifts manifested during the weekend. Other Catholic campuses began similar prayer experiences. These gatherings led to great changes in the way that many Catholic prayed and their experience of the work of the Holy Spirit.

    Mrs. Joseph enumerated different types of prayers that can occur within a Charismatic meeting such as: liturgical prayer, personal prayer, adoration, silence, rosary, novena, forgiveness, praise and worship, thanksgiving and intercessory prayer. She indicated that the charismatic movement is based on the power of the Holy Spirit and can bring great inner healing. She further indicated that there is a  major focus on praise and worship. However, she felt the most powerful type of prayer is adoration. Spending time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament allows one the time to know and have a close relationship with Jesus. Mrs. Joseph reminded the young adults that prayer is the backbone of any ministry. Prayer is the key to God’s door. Charismatic prayer groups bring more life to the Catholic Church and gives hope to all.

    After dinner all moved to the Church along with other participants for a Holy Ground gathering led by Msgr. Beau and the Blessed Sacrament. The following morning we gathered for mass. Sister Marilyn helped to bring the weekend to a close Prayers and lectures, questions and answers as well as intense exchanges in small group discussions filled every minute of a most exciting and unforgettable  weekend. The participants enjoyed these sessions so much so that they committed themselves to attend future ones. They indicated a deep urge of increasing their knowledge of the mystery of Christ.

    Bishop Guy stated that this session was probably the most successful in recent memory. He gave much credit to Karine, Michele, Betty, Suzette, Jacky, Roro, Darling, Danielle, Norma and others who have always kept alive the flame of the origin.

    AJHC thanks the Youth leaders, Bishop Guy, Msgr. Beau, Marie Josee Joseph, the Kearny staff, and Sr. Marilyn….

    See you next time……

    Visit WWW.SNAA.ORG
    Visit WWW.Hadob.org
    For Information:
    Karine Previl-Dunel (631) 666-5950, Michèle Guerrier (347) 725-9384
    Berthe Leveille (917) 669 - 2113, Jacky Guilloux (347) 515 – 8023
    Rodrigue Israel (973) 902 - 7697
  • Event Date : 2010-09-29
    Foundations For Ministry Program - Kreyòl Program, Fall 2010
    The Foundations for Ministry Program is a ten week course designed for:
    • Persons discerning application to the Pastoral Institute’s 3-year Lay Ministry Program
    • Parish Pastoral Council members and persons responsible for implementing Parish Pastoral Plan goals and objectives
    • Persons already involved in parish ministry seeking a theological update
    The ten sessions consist of:
    Week 1: Theology as a Field of Study (September 29)
    Week 2: Emerging Role of the Laity (October 6)
    Week 3: Structure and Mission of the Church (October 13)
    Week 4: Jesus: His Message, His Ministry (October 20)
    Week 5: Introduction to Sacred Scripture (October 27)
    Week 6: A People of Prayer (November 3)
    Week 7: Introduction to Liturgy (November 10)
    Week 8: A People of Action/Morality (November 17)
    Week 9: One Church/Many Faces (December 1)
    Week 10: Theological Reflection (December 15)
    Site:          Our Lady of Refuge School
    1087 Ocean Ave. - Brooklyn, NY
    Day:           Wednesdays
    Time:         7:15 – 9:15 PM
  • Event Date : 2010-03-15
    Morlyne Jean's feedback to questions
    What information did you find most helpful?
    The information that I found to be most helpful was the Elements of Leadership and Vocation: One's Answer to God's Call. It helped me to become aware of the qualities that I possess as leader, as well as, the negative/positive aspects that arise among my youth group. By understanding this, I am beginning to make several changes that can improve and strengthen my youth group.

    How do you feel you can implement the information to your groups?
    I feel that I can implement the information to my group by gathering the other youth leaders in my parish to plan ways of providing knowledge, through culture/biblical readings, enforcing the youth to learn and speak the creole/french language through songs, and develop a form of discipline in order to provide structure and respect.

    Ideas/Feelings that you took away from the retreat.
    After attending the retreat, I felt enlightened and happy. I was pleased to have experienced this opportunity because I was able to learn the qualities and elements of leadership, gained an insight on how to welcome other youth to join a church group, and how to lead by setting a good example to those around me. I also enjoyed hearing about the opinions and concerns of others relating to a child/parent relationship. These opinions and concerns helped me understand the issues that I am experiencing in my life.

    What are your hopes and what would you like to see in future retreats?
    I hope to attend another retreat with my youth members from my parish. For future retreats, I would like to see more hands on activities relating to the topics that will be discussed. I would also like to hear other topics relating to family/love relationships, as well as, how to balance being a youth leader with other aspects in life, such as school and work.
  • Event Date : 2010-01-23
    Empowered to Lead


Copyright - HADOB.org. All Right Reserved.
Designed by EpageCreation