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Monday, April 19, 2021

“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...

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

Snatched from the Dragon, Caught for Christ

The importance of youth ministry PAT GOHN Looking back on my younger years, I’m grateful for the parish-based youth ministry that offered regular retreats and weekly...

Five Ideas for Local Youth Service Missions

Connecting faith with good works BECKY GROTH Just in case we didn’t get the picture when Jesus told the parable of the sheep and goats (Matthew...