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Friday, March 1, 2024

God’s Chisel (9-min. video on being God’s masterpiece)

This video from the Skit Guys would be great to use before confession. It shows the challenge and gift in allowing God to...

5 Rules for Life: Chris Stefanik from SEEK 2019 on finding and knowing joy

Chris Stefanik on joy and how you know Christian joy. Chris discusses how to kick self-loathing and begin to think with the mind of...

A Lot To Offer: a recap of the recent Synod

A look at the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment KATIE PREJEAN McGRADY I was in the midst of changing my four-month-old daughter’s...

One Sister’s Vocation Story: From the Daughters of St. Paul

A beautiful story from the Daughters of St. Paul. Share this with middle-schoolers, teens, and adults. Learn more here. Image credit: Daughters of St. Paul

The Letter and Spirit of the Law

The importance of the what and the why BECKY GROTH A guest on a radio program made a point that I’ve never forgotten: If all we...

Youth Ministry as Apprenticeship

Mentoring the skills and dispositions for a vital Christian faith TIMOTHY P. O'MALLEY In youth ministry in the United States, emphasis is often placed on large-scale...

Pairing Family Catechesis with Youth Ministry

Questions to help you discern actionable goals BECKY GROTH As more and more parishes move to a family-centered religious education model, it makes sense to consider...

Ground Your Youth Ministry Program in Intercessory Prayer

Here is a practical way to develop prayer partners for your ministry LAUREN SCHARMER It all started with a simple Facebook post: “Would you be willing...

The Spiritual Questions of Gen Z

A framework for youth ministry for the first post-Christian generation DOUG TOOKE For the last 15 years, Catholic faith-formation experts have been struggling over the best...

Teens Dealing with Difficulties: The Most Important Words We Can Say

BY LAUREN SCHARMER  Reflecting on my five years working in youth ministry, I am convinced that the most important words we can say to our...