NY CAC 2014-2015 Wrap Up and Thanks to Supporters

The NY Campus Advancement Council (NYCAC) just wrapped up 2014-2015 on May 31st. We are proud to update you on last year’s progress in fulfilling our mission: supporting FOCUS teams in New York and supporting evangelization and collaboration between FOCUS and the Catholic Church in New York.

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The NYCAC raised $97,307 in 2014-2015. Thank you so much to the NYCAC members and all the friends and benefactors for their generous contributions! Everyone piled on the effort in the last four months to make this possible. Here is how the funds raised will be used:

  • $38,923  toward the Missionary Fee paid by the Archdiocese of New York for the FOCUS teams at Columbia University and New York University.
  • $58,384 toward formation, support and supervision of the New York campus teams by FOCUS.

In addition to the amounts above, the NYCAC and friends raised funds for the following:

  • $8,000 to send 15 West Point cadets and chaplains to SEEK2015. FOCUS will be sending a team to West Point this September. GO ARMY!
  • $2,200 to send 4 Archdiocese of New York seminarians to SEEK2015.
  • $1,000 to send two Archdiocese of New York seminarians on mission trips in summer 2015
  • Support to send Columbia and NYU students to SEEK2015.

We are grateful for your help in making this possible and are extremely thankful to God for this blessing. As we look to upcoming school year, we are thrilled to have this momentum and look forward to continuing to build a sustainable base of support for FOCUS in New York. Thank you!

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Charles Carroll died on this date in 1832. He was the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence and the only one who gave his address Carrolton. His cousin John was the first bishop in the US and both traveled with Ben Franklin on a diplomatic mission to Canada.  He outlived all of the other signers.

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Fr. Francis Duffy was a heroic WWI chaplain who won numerous awards for his distinguished service. After the war, he served as a pastor at Holy Cross Church in Times Square - where he is honored with a statue that millions of tourists pass by every year.

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Did someone say Tour de SEEK? 🚲 #SEEK2019

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Today we celebrate the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome. The official parish of the Pope, the high altar contains within it an ancient wooden altar on which St. Peter used to celebrate Mass.

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If young leaders are not evangelized and cared for, they will be less engaged at every level, which will weaken our Church and society for years to come. —Curtis Martin, Making Missionary Disciples

Available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2yquwdy

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For God is the one who, for his good purpose,
works in you both to desire and to work.
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that you may be blameless and innocent,
children of God without blemish
in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation,
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as you hold on to the word of life,
so that my boast for the day of Christ may be
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Who can you pray the rosary with today? 🙏 📷 :@grantwhitty

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MAJOR GIVEAWAY! Were giving away ONE FREE #focusmissions spring break trip! (Valued at more than $2,000!) Check out Instagram to enter! https://bit.ly/2PEV5qg

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Is college different than what you expected? Feeling alone on campus? Get involved. Join a Bible study. Go to daily Mass. Reach out! #MondayMotivation

"Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory;
rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,each looking out not for his own interests,
but also everyone for those of others" Philippians 2.
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Shop AmazonSmile and support FOCUS Catholic at an increased donation rate! Purchase all your typical Amazon items at smile.amazon.com with no additional fees, to give back to FOCUS and further support our mission.

Last call to join us in Denver for our recruitment weekend! Apply now
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Last call to join us in Denver for our recruitment weekend! Apply now
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Saints come in clusters. Be part of that cluster. #saintsquad #allsaintsday ... See MoreSee Less

Saints come in clusters. Be part of that cluster. #saintsquad #allsaintsday

Eastern rite Churches use leavened bread for the Eucharist because it represents rising and the Resurrection. The Latin rite uses unleavened bread because it calls to mind the Passover and a sense of urgency. ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday's 6:30pm family Halloween dinner menu:

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- Blood orange BBQ chicken
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All are welcome!
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FOCUS Photography Club at NYU updated their cover photo.

Taken on Canon T3i
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Taken on Canon T3i

Combining our two biggest passions this weekend: FOOD and PHOTOGRAPHY at Smorgasburg!! :) Come join us! ... See MoreSee Less

Combining our two biggest passions this weekend: FOOD and PHOTOGRAPHY at Smorgasburg!! :) Come join us!

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Join the NYU Leadership Initiative for #NYULeadershipWeek (September 25-28, 2017) and take advantage of free events and workshops where you can explore how to find, build, and contribute to the communities we call home. Workshop topics include: design thinking, mindful leadership, community organizing, networking and much more. Plus, get to meet one of our co-founders on a panel this Tuesday.

See the full schedule and reserve your spot at bit.ly/NYULeadWeek
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FOCUS Photography is about more than just photography - its about finding a community on campus and thriving in it. We call this leadership. 

Join the NYU Leadership Initiative for #NYULeadershipWeek (September 25-28, 2017) and take advantage of free events and workshops where you can explore how to find, build, and contribute to the communities we call home. Workshop topics include: design thinking, mindful leadership, community organizing, networking and much more. Plus, get to meet one of our co-founders on a panel this Tuesday. 

See the full schedule and reserve your spot at bit.ly/NYULeadWeek

FOCUS Photography Club at NYU shared Diply's post.

Can you believe this editing??
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Can you believe this editing??

Hello NYU Photographers!

We are extremely excited to announce that we will be going on our first excursion of the Fall 2016 semester! Come join us as we walk the Highline, located in Chelsea. The theme for this event is "Lines" (pun intended), and we will focus on taking cool shots that involve lines and geometry. We sincerely hope you can make it out!

As always, you do not need a DSLR (those "big fancy cameras") or any photography experience to participate on this excursion. Just come along with any camera you have, phones included, and have fun snapping photos!

LINES on the HIGHLINE
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
12:00pm
Meet on the Kimmel Steps!
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Hello NYU Photographers!

We are extremely excited to announce that we will be going on our first excursion of the Fall 2016 semester! Come join us as we walk the Highline, located in Chelsea. The theme for this event is Lines (pun intended), and we will focus on taking cool shots that involve lines and geometry. We sincerely hope you can make it out!

As always, you do not need a DSLR (those big fancy cameras) or any photography experience to participate on this excursion. Just come along with any camera you have, phones included, and have fun snapping photos!

LINES on the HIGHLINE
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
12:00pm
Meet on the Kimmel Steps!

FOCUS Photography Club at NYU updated their cover photo.

Taken by: Sahaana @ ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY
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Taken by: Sahaana  @ ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY

FOCUS Photography Club at NYU updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

FOCUS Photography Club at NYU updated their profile picture. ... See MoreSee Less

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