Identity Crisis Christ-Is
Fr. Hector Firoglanis
Summer Camp 2016
This summer our parish is sending close to 50 young people to Camp Nazareth during the JOY week (June 19-25) and GOYA week (July 10-16). Camp Nazareth has become a very popular and beloved destination for the youth of our Metropolis each summer. In fact, the GOYA (Session 4) week filled up in just 10 minutes upon the opening of the online registration period! In other words, hundreds of teenagers anxiously huddled around their computers at 7:00pm on a Monday evening in February to make sure they'd be part of the Church Camp experience in July. Glory to God!
We thank our Annunciation parish for your support of the Metropolis summer camp program. We thank you for sending your children and grandchildren. We thank you for your prayers and generous support of our camp scholarship program to ensure every child from our parish has the opportunity to attend camp (which costs $550 per camper + $75 for the bus).
2016 Summer Camp Theme Overview
The Summer Camp theme for 2016 is "Identity Christ-Is," a play on the phrase "Identity Crisis" which is a real issue facing every human being alive today. At some point in our lives, we all have questions like "Who am I?" and "Why am I here?" At the heart of this year's curriculum is One Person: Jesus of Nazareth. In order to understand who we are and why we are here, we must first come to know and grow closer to the God-Man Jesus Christ, in whose image we are each created.
Throughout the course of the week, we will be asking different questions which will lead us to both knowledge of God and also knowledge of ourselves. We will begin with Christ Himself; what did He say about Himself during His Earthly ministry? We will then continue by looking at what other people say about Christ, and what some people continue to say and think about Him. We will then spend time answering the question for ourselves which St. Peter, all of the Apostles, and eventually every human being must answer: "Who do you say that I Am?" In the second half of the week, with Christ's identity as our reference point, we will explore questions about who we are – both from Christ's perspective as well as our own.
- Monday: Who I Say That I Am?
- Tuesday: Who Do Others Say That I Am? (Witness)
- Wednesday: Who Do You Say That I Am?
- Thursday: Who Do I Say That You Are?
- Friday: Who Do You Say That You Are?
"Who do you say that I am?"
"You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God"