Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio
Peace Light from Bethlehem
USA Welcome Ceremony and
Distribution of the Peace Light Flame
Saturday, December 1, 2018
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Our Lady of the Skies Chapel
Jamaica, Queens, New York
Gathering of Messengers of Peace starts at 2:30
Ceremony and distribution of the Peace Light flame will commence approximately 3:00 PM
Event concludes by 4:00 to allow Chapel to be prepared for the Catholic Mass scheduled for 5:00
All welcome, but Seating may
Bring a parafin oil lamp or lantern
and a bucket to allow for safe transportation of the Peace Flame from the Airport to your destination
Follow all directions of Airport Security, and Port Authority of
N.Y. / N.J. Police
as Airport Security level is always "high".
Scouting members asked to wear uniforms
Terminal Four "Short Term Parking" ticket
will be validated by Chapel staff for event participants
Communicate your Peace Light distribution route and plans on our Facebook site:
Peacelight - North America
"A Scout is Reverent"
Plan and hold a Scout Sunday in 2019
These are the dates set by National Scouting Organizations
for Scout Sundays in 2019
Scouts of America / Scouts BSA - Sunday, February 10, 2019
Scouts of America - Sunday, March 10, 2019
Units should plan Scout Sunday Observances in conjunction with their Parish Administrators.
Following Scout Sunday Worship Services/ Masses many units will host Hospitality
Hours to thank all those who make it possible for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to be part of the Parish Community.
Scouting in the Local Church- Diocesan Catholic Committee Development
March 5th - 9th, 2019. Florida Sea Base, Florida Keys, FL.
Spend a five days at Florida Seabase this Conference which
will include the Theology of the Church, Where Catholic Committees fit in as a ministry, and how to organize a successful
Diocesan Catholic Committee. Registration Fee - Option 1 - $400 participant including lodging with bedding and
towels, meals, snacks, meeting facilities and course materials. Option 2 - without lodging is $200 per participant.
More information available at : Kathy Polowski, 480-244-6806.
2019 NCCS ANNUAL MEETING
April 25 - 28, 2019
Tulsa, OK 74146
The International Catholic Conference of Scouting provides an opportunity
for its members to meet together as friends in the Catholic Church. It links the Catholic Church and the Scouting Movement
all over the world. It contributes to the complete education of young people through Scouting from the perspective of the
Catholic faith. It develops and enhances the spiritual dimension of Scouting in the World Scout Movement.
The Pope appoints priests to work with the International Catholic Conference of Scouting as ecclesiastical
assistants (chaplains). This recognition activity is an ongoing special project of the International Committee of the National
Catholic Committee on Scouting (USA). Proceeds will further the work of the International Catholic Conference of Scouting
and help enable representation by NCCS chaplains at ICCS meetings and NCCS chaplain support at international scouting events.
All youth and adults—Scouts or non-Scouts, Catholic or non-Catholic, male or female—are
welcome to participate in the Religious Activity Programs promoted by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. These activities
include the Rosary Series, the Footsteps of American Saints, the International Catholic Awareness Award, and the Good Turn
Project. The activities may be used by families, schools, or any Girl Scout, Boy Scout, Cub Scout, American Heritage Girl,
Campfire or Venturer.
The youth and adults must
perform the requirements for their grade level to complete this activity. Click on the program link above related to the grade
level of the youth to see the detailed requirements. For a printable flier click here.
Completion of the Activity
After completing the requirements,
a parent or scout leader will complete the NCCS Order Form and mail it along with the applicable fee to the NCCS. The answers to the questions do not need to be forwarded when
ordering the patch.
The Pins, Medallions, and Patches
are to be presented to those who earned them and can be presented in a formal Awards Mass, Scout meeting, by family members,
etc. The key is to make the presentation special, so the youth understand why they have earned this patch. Also, the presentation
should be done in a timely manner so the youth is recognized shortly after completing the activity.
Ordering of Recognition:
Please submit your orders using the Online NCCS Order Form.
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the official approval of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, or the Greater N.Y. Councils of the Boy Scouts of America.
This website is linked to the National Catholic Committee on Scouting web sites of the BSA and National Federation of Catholic
Youth Ministry, Inc.