The Charisms of DYMO

DYMO Ministries Inc operates under three charisms. A charism is described as the spirit of the community. The charisms of DYMO, in order of priority, are Catholic, Community, and Creation.

CATHOLIC

DYMO Ministries, Inc operates as an apostolate of the Diocese of Grand Rapids under the endorsement and support of Bishop David Walkowiak. Everything DYMO presents is imbued with the teachings and tradition of the Roman Catholic faith. From Catholic priests being on staff, to daily Mass, reconciliation services, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Camp, everything DYMO does celebrates the Catholic faith to its fullest.

COMMUNITY

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states “The human person needs to live in society. Society is not for him an extraneous addition but a requirement of his nature. Through the exchange with others, mutual service and dialogue with his brethren, man develops his potential; he thus responds to his vocation.” (1879)

DYMO Retreat Camp is designed to foster a greater sense of community among staff, campers, and their communities when they return home. Campers gather in small groups throughout the week providing them a supportive community group that will grow together in their faith.

CREATION

God, our Father, is the creator of all. We honor His creation daily at DYMO by respecting the individual creation of each person and celebrate His creation at Camp surrounded by the beauty of nature. “Catechesis on creation is of major importance. It concerns the very foundations of human and Christian life: for it makes explicit the response of the Christian faith to the basic question that men of all times have asked themselves: “Where do we come from?” “Where are we going?” “What is our origin?” “What is our end?” “Where does everything that exists come from and where is it going?” The two questions, the first about the origin and the second about the end, are inseparable. They are decisive for the meaning and orientation of our life and actions.” (CCC 282)