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Friday, June 18, 2021

Catholic I.Q.—Quiz Mash-Up: A little on Lent, a little on Youth Ministry

Fun facts about Lent and Youth Ministry DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question mash-up quiz combining Lent and Youth Ministry. It contains sample questions such as: ______________...

Foster a giving spirit this Lent

Kerry Weber As a young altar server, I looked forward to serving at the Holy Thursday Mass. My key role in the ceremony involved carrying...

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...

“Bless me, Father, for I have no idea what I am doing…”

Facilitating a positive experience of confession for young people SR. BRITTANY HARRISON, FMA As a convert, my only exposure to the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation...

Sr. Josephine Garrett on “Daily Bread Discernment” (8-min. video)

Sr. Josephine Garrett discusses “Daily Bread Discernment” and offers a beautiful talk based on developing a healthy discernment for our vocation.   Photo courtesy of OSV...

Enlisting Youth Gives Life to Our Parish

Believing that they belong benefits all BECKY GROTH If all the youth ministers, past and present, sat down together to make a short list of the...

Using Annual Themes and Class Names

Grow Catholic identity THERESE L. SALAZAR Most of our students come to us after they have been in class all day learning academics. The...

The Covenant of a Sacramental Marriage

Exploring this truth with teens BECKY GROTH Marriage in the Catholic Church is a covenant. However, a case can be made that many people,...

Called to Be Heroic: Youth engaging with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps youth find hearts for service Connie Clark Gayle Westfahl wasn’t getting the response she’d envisioned when she invited Catholic...

Calming Nerves Before Going to Confession

On examining Jesus’ message of forgiveness and mercy BECKY GROTH I went to confession a few weeks back, and as I knelt down, I heard the...