LATEST VEYM/TNTT NEWS: ISSUE #11
POPE'S PRAYER INTENTIONS - MARCH 2019
VEYM LENTEN JOURNEY
Practical Tips on Forgiveness (to strive for during Lent)
Don't deny the pain that was done to you or pretend it wasn't wrong, it was wrong! However, as you work towards forgiveness during Lent:
- 1-Instead of identifying the person totally with whatever he/she did to hurt you, begin to see him/her like you, an imperfect person, a sinner. Someone God also love.
- Give up the vengeful thought as it does not make the other person suffer. Those thoughts actually hurt you more. To an extent, you're allowing that person to continue hurting you.
- Avoid reliving the pain by practicing thought stopping/reframe (already happened, can't undo and #2 above) and focus on the positive blessings (various shape and form) God has sent you in the midst of your painful experience, and fully embrace your present and look to the future with those blessings.
- Look at the person who wronged you through the eyes of our ever loving and merciful God. Pray for strength to forgive, let go and move forward, and begin to look at the other person the same way Jesus does.
Liên Đoàn Biển Đức (formally known as Miền Nam)
Inviting VEYM/TNTT members near and far to join us in praying and congratulating the new Board of Executive Officers for St. Benedict League of Chapters (Tân Ban Thường Vụ Liên Đoàn Biển Đức, formally known as Miền Nam). Standing infront of St. Benedict's statue at the Benedictine Monastery.
Liên Đoàn Trưởng/President: Tr. Agnes Vũ Hà Chi
Liên Đoàn Phó Quản Trị/Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Tr. Margarita Đặng Ánh Tuyết
Liên Đoàn Phó Nghiên Huấn/Vice President of Academic Affairs: Tr. Antôn Nguyễn Đức Tiến
Thư Ký/Secretary: Tr. Giuse Hà Văn Jimmy
Thủ Quỹ/Treasurer: Isave Nguyễn Tất Mỹ Hạnh
Note: At the request of Hội Đồng Liên Đoàn, the General Chaplain has approved the motion to update their name to St. Benedict League of Chapters/Liên Đoàn Biển Đức.
New Huấn Luyện Viên Sơ Cấp
From left to right: Tr. Giuse Hà Văn Jimmy, Tr. Giuse Phạm Quốc Cường và Tr. Giuse Nguyễn Lâm Denny, all from Liên Đoàn Biển Đức (formally known as Miền Nam).
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Tr. Maria Rossemary Dang, Đoàn St. Polycarp, Liên Đoàn Nguồn Sống.
NATIONAL LIVING THE EUCHARISTIC DAY PRAYER CAMPAIGN
VEYM ANNUAL SERVANT LEADER RETREAT 2019: HÀNH TRÌNH HY VỌNG; HEART OF FAITH
Thanks be to God for His infinite blessing! The VEYM Annual Servant Leader Retreat was an amazing spiritual and uplifting experience for all in attendance. With no meetings, very limited cell phone use, no internet/social media, no tasks and no due outs, everyone (from the LDTs, CTMs, to BCHTU, and to our Chaplains) was a participant. All were so grateful to have said "yes" to the retreat.
The retreat started with a simple question, not "How are you?", but "How is your soul?" Through the Holy Spirit, the Spiritual Director, Fr. Trí Đinh, a Jesuit, journeyed with the participants to answer that question, and to answer the more important question, "Who is Jesus to you?"
The presence of Jesus was more tangibly present during the retreat through various spiritual Ignatian exercises that bring to awareness our struggles (some were difficult to confront but necessary) with our relationship with Christ, intimate prayers, stimulating discussions saturated with wisdom from Church forefathers, relaxation training, deep breathing, prayer-partner time, silence reflection, spiritual guided imagery, adoration, songs of worship, personal reflections, writing love letters, testimonies, station of the Cross with Mary, and ultimately, the Holy Mass.
We were reminded open our hearts and be willing to receive His love as He is never tired of loving us, just us, who resist to receive Him. That we cannot give what we don't have and to counter the hypocrisy by accepting responsibility and making amend with Him and one another. More importantly, have faith in Him, know that He loves us and that each and everyone of us is truly a unique expression of His divine love.
While all of us encountered Christ differently, in the end, through laughter and tears, many found a sense of peace, which most of us as leaders have not had the opportunity to experience in such a long time due to our constant busyness in organizing, planning, facilitating, and coordinating TNTT events that we deprived and neglected our own spiritual nourishment.
Thank you all for your prayers and until next year, let's journey together on this Journey of Hope and fill our Hearts with Faith. Cheers!!!
REVISED VEYM INTRO VIDEO - 2019
VEYM 2019 BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION
HOLY LAND - HOLY FATHER PILGRIMAGE
VEYM Holy Land Pilgrimage; Thursday, June 27th through Monday, July 8th, 2019
DEADLINE: APRIL 1ST, 2019
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Birthday Tr. Giuse Lê Hùng Nam Phong, Tổng Thư Ký
Happy Birthday Cha Khôi Anh, Tuyên Úy Liên Đoàn Ignatius Loyola
Happy Birthday Cha Tuấn Trần, Cựu Tổng Tuyên Úy
Happy Birthday Sr. Hồng, Ban Nghiên Huấn Trung Ương Member
New Camping Season Begins!
The training camp season has officially started!!! Thanks be to God for His blessings to the VEYM as we begin the first 2 of over 22 training camps scheduled for the 2019 year. WOW!!!
Please join us in praying and congratulating the Organizing Committee, Training Committee and participants of Về Đất Hứa 23 - Cấp 1 (Liên Đoàn Ra Khơi) and Phêrô 14 - Cấp 1 (Liên Đoàn Đức Mẹ Mân Côi) as they meet to begin their training camps this weekend. May they modeled after Moses to fully trust in the Lord and encounter Him through constant prayer. Congratulations and God bless!!!
Liên Đoàn Phaolô Hạnh Youth-Leader Retreat
Please join us in praying for the Youth Leaders in Liên Đoàn Phaolo Hạnh the past weekend as they journeyed to Betania for their annual Lenten spiritual retreat.
With tremendous J-O-Y, the National Executive Committee presents Ban Chấp Hành Liên Đoàn Hạnh Liên Đoàn Phaolô with their new flag. Thank you for all that you do!
Đoàn St. Polycarp 25th Anniversary!
Along with Liên Đoàn Nguồn Sống, congrats to Tr. Kathy (Chapter President) and Đoàn St. Polycarp on your 25th anniversary. May you continue to bear "many fruits" for VEYM and the Church. Chúc mừng!!!
Liên Đoàn Sinai
Excited to present Ban Chấp Hành Liên Đoàn Sinai with their new flag. Thank you for all that you do.
Youth-Leader Level III
Daminh Nguyễn Văn Đạo, Đoàn Giuse, LD Joan of Arc
COME and SEE - Most Holy Redeemer
COME and SEE - Lovers of the Holy Cross
PRAY FOR DEPARTED SOUL
Please join us in praying for 157 lives lost in the recent Ethiopia Airlines plane crash. May God have mercy on their souls!
2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
-- FOUR YEAR AGENDA --
TRAINING CAMPS 2019
CI 0245; Phêrô 14; Mar 14-17, 2019; Kerens, TX; MN/LDDMMC; SMT Đăng Ánh Tuyết; SMP Phan Thảo Hương; POC BTC Tr. Nhật Trần, email@example.com; TU Rev. Lê Thu
CI 0240; Về Đất Hứa 23; March 15-17, 2019; Arcadia, CA - MTN/LDRK; SMT Pham Mạnh Cương; SMP Pham Montana; TU Rev. Pham Doan; BTC POC Tr. Montana Pham, firstname.lastname@example.org
TT0070 | Samaritano 70 | Apr 26-28, 2019 | Lincoln, NE | MTR | SMT Đào Văn Đức | SMP Trần Lưu Thụy Mai | BTC POC Tr. Nghiệm Nguyễn, email@example.com | TU Rev. Trần Công Bằng, SVD
TT0067; Samaritano 67; May 31-Jun 2, 2019; Goshen, MA; MDB/LDPH; SMT Hoàng Quốc Huy; SMP Phạm Thiên Anh; POC BTC Tr. Sam Trần, firstname.lastname@example.org; TU Rev. Phạm Ngọc Thi, SCJ
CI 0241; Damas 22; May 30-Jun 2, 2019; Goshen, MA; MDB/LDPH; SMT Trần Ngọc Nhi Teresa; SMP Hồ Tân Uyên; POC BTC Tr. Sam Trần, email@example.com; TU Rev. Phạm Ngọc Thi, SCJ
2A 231; Lửa Thiêng 51; Jul 11-14, 2019; San Diego, CA; LDSD; SMT Đinh Ngọc Nga; SMP Trần Đăng Duy; POC BTC Tr. Nam Phong, firstname.lastname@example.org; TU Rev. Do Quang Minh
TT0069; Samaritano 69; Jul 12-14, 2019; San Diego, CA; LDSD; SMT Đào Đức Khánh; SMP Vũ Khánh Trang; POC BTC Tr. Nam Phong, email@example.com; TU Rev. Do Quang Minh
2N 0132; Lửa Thiêng 52; Jul 11-14, 2019; San Diego, CA; LDSD; SMT Đào Đức Khánh; SMP Vũ Khánh Trang; POC BTC Tr. Nam Phong, firstname.lastname@example.org; TU Rev. Do Quang Minh
- CI 0243; Xuất Hành 64; Jul 11-14, 2019; Honolulu, HI; LD Thánh Gia; SMT Đinh Kim Nguyệt; SMP Nguyễn Bạch Thanh Trang; POC BTC Tr. Đinh Kim Nguyệt, email@example.com; TU Rev. Truyền Đình Nguyễn
- 3LD 013; Tiberia 13; July 17-21, 2019; Washington DC; SMT Hồ Tân Uyên; SMP Hoàng Huy; TU Rev. Bình Nguyễn, SVD; POC BTC Tr. Đào Văn Đức, firstname.lastname@example.org
- CI 0244; Xuất Hành 65; Jul 18-21, 2019; Sacramento, CA; LD Thánh Gia; SMT Đinh Kim Nguyệt; SMP Vũ Hiến Hoan; POC BTC Tr. Đinh Kim Nguyệt, email@example.com; TU Rev. Truyền Đình Nguyễn
- 2H 018; Xuất Hành 66; Jul 18-21, 2019; Sacramento, CA; LD Thánh Gia; SMT Đinh Kim Nguyệt; SMP Nguyễn Bạch Thanh Trang; POC BTC Tr. Đinh Kim Nguyệt, firstname.lastname@example.org; TU Rev. Truyền Đình Nguyễn
- TT 0068; Samaritano 68; Jul 20-21, 2019; Sacramento, CA; LD Thánh Gia; SMT Nguyễn Đình Mạnh Trường; SMP Tô Kim Nguyệt; POC BTC Tr. Đinh Kim Nguyệt, email@example.com; TU Rev. Truyền Đình Nguyễn
- CI 0242; Xuất Hành 30; Aug 1-4, 2019; OC, CA; LDNS; SMT Nguyễn James; SMP Lê Hùng Nam Phong / Teresa Tran; POC BTC Tr. Jimmy Lam-My, firstname.lastname@example.org; TU Rev. Giuse Trần Cao Thượng
TT0072 | Samaritano 72 | Aug 9-11, 2019 | Sabillasville, MD | MTD | SMT Ngô Ngọc Hiếu | SMP Hồ Tân Uyên | BTC POC Tr. Nhung Nguyễn, email@example.com | TU Rev. Hoàng Sơn, OP
CI 0247 | Ánh Lửa 28 | Aug 8-11, 2019 | Sabillasville, MD | MTD | SMT Ngô Ngọc Hiếu | SMP Đào Văn Đức | BTC POC Tr. Nhung Nguyễn, firstname.lastname@example.org | TU Rev. Hoàng Sơn, OP
CI 0248 | Dấn Thân 20 | Aug 8-11, 2019 | St. Louis, MO | MTR | SMT Trần Ngọc Nhi Teresa | SMP Nguyễn James | BTC POC Tr. Nghiệm Nguyễn, email@example.com | TU Rev. Trần Công Bằng, SVD'
2A 232 | Tin Yêu 17 | Aug 8-11, 2019 | St. Louis, MO | MTR | SMT Hoàng Công Quốc Huy | SMP Nguyễn Nghiệm | BTC POC Tr. Nghiệm Nguyễn, firstname.lastname@example.org | TU Rev. Trần Công Bằng, SVD
- Sinai 25 - SMHL HLVTC; August 13-18, 2019; Rosemead, CA; BCHTU; SMT Hoàng Công Thái Dương; SMP Đào Văn Đức; POC BTC Tr. Nam Phong Le, email@example.com; TU Rev. Giuse Ngô Đình Thông, CSsR
CI 0246 | Lửa Hồng 25 | Aug 30 - Sept 2, 2019 | Auburn, WA | MTB | SMT Nguyễn Thùy Nhã | SMP Ngô Ngọc Hiếu | BTC POC Tr. Thùy Nhã, firstname.lastname@example.org | TU Rev. Khôi Anh, SDD
TT0071 | Samaritano 71 | Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2019 | Auburn, WA | MTB | SMT Nguyễn Khanh | SMP Hồ Tân Uyên | BTC POC Tr. Thùy Nhã, email@example.com | TU Rev. Khôi Anh, SDD
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