Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Dear Jesus…

“Honor your father and your mother.” (EXODUS 20:12) TERENCE HEGARTY Dear Jesus, I have now been grounded for a week! My parents are so unfair! Growing up...

Ideas for Increasing Effectiveness in Multicultural Adolescent Catechesis

BY MARY LOU ROSIEN The teens we minister to come from every conceivable background and situation. No two are exactly alike and none have the...

5 Things Youth Ministers Would Like Parents to Know

BY MARY LOU ROSIEN Parents are the first educators of their children. We recognize your ability and desire to form your children in the...

Teaching the Art and Value of Prayer

The Greatest Thing We Can Do ERIC GROTH We exist and were created for three reasons: to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ. The Creator made...

Using Music to Prayerfully Lead Youth to Christ

Mix Up Your Use of Musical Genres KATE DANELUK One of the first things we teach young people about prayer is that it is communication with...

Let Lent Be Your “I Spy” Season

BY ERIC GROTH Have you ever read an I Spy book? Perhaps I Spy Treasure Hunt, I Spy Animals, or for those who like to...

The Vision of “The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis”

Reimagining Ministry to Youth Denise Utter The Partnership for Adolescent Catechesis (NFCYM, NCEA, NCCL), in collaboration with pastoral and catechetical leaders from around the country, wrote...

The Constant Conversation with God: 5 tips to get teens started

BY BECKY GROTH  Prayer evokes different images and emotions for different people. There are almost as many ways to pray as there are people to...

Using Social Media to Share Our Faith with Teens

BY AMY CATTAPAN Instagram and Pinterest might not be the first tool you think of when it comes to evangelization, but when you picture your...

Advice from the Psalms: 3 Steps for Teens Searching for Purpose

BY BINTA M. PAYE Have you ever wondered why you were born, or what you will be doing 10 years from now? Maybe your interests...