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Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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Planning underway for ND Vision 2014 program for youth next July

the Inland Register

(From the January 16, 2014 edition of the Inland Register)

Members of the youth group from Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Spokane, took part in last year’s ND Vision program. From left are Katie Glatt, Annette Singleterry, Maggie Sidel, Abby Dickmann, Kele Canterby, Abby Hagan, Emily Huntington, and John McCarthy. (IR photo courtesy of Our Lady of Fatima Parish)

One of the many challenges facing youth is the search for life’s meaning and purpose. Pressures of society and popular culture pull young people in many directions, and the influences can sometimes drown out the voice of God. Many groups, conferences, and summer programs help youth tune out the “noise” and take the time to hear how God is calling them and then to begin the process of how they will answer that call.

One such program is ND Vision, at the University of Notre Dame, a summer conference that helps youth focus through the theme “God is Calling… How Will You Answer?”

The program uses “witnesses to holiness” – individuals from throughout Church history who model attentiveness to God’s call and their unique response to that call.

In 2014, high school students from across the nation will join together at the University of Notre Dame to ask important questions about life, faith, their personal gifts, and the ways in which each person is each called to “be the change we want to see in the world.” Over 70 Notre Dame undergraduates will help lead the small group faith communities of high school students (age and grade appropriate) in discussion, prayer, and long-lasting friendships.

ND Vision is open to students who are presently in the 8th grade through 12th grade.

Deacon Dan Glatt, youth minister of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Spokane, will be organizing a group of high school students to attend ND Vision Week #4, set for July 12-20 this year. Planning for the trip has already begun.

High school students are invited to join this journey of faith. More information is available online at, where students can learn more about the Witness of Faith, the undergraduate students who will work with the small groups, and an informational video.

The cost for the conference is $975, which will include registration, transportation, lodging, and meals.

For more information, contact:

• Deacon Dan Glatt – Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Spokane; call 509-747-7213 or email:
• Deacon Kelly Stewart – St. John Vianney Parish, Spokane Valley; call 509-993-4425 or email:; or
• Shannon Sicilia – St. Joseph Parish, Colbert; call 509-466-4991 or email:

Deacon Glatt is also available to make presentation to parents and students regarding ND Vision.

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