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Thursday, September 19, 2019

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...

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...

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...

7 Tips for Teens (and Everyone Else) to Get the Most Out of Mass

Helping others experience heaven on earth ERIC GROTH If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy.” I love this. St. John Vianney nailed it. He...

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: ______________...

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...

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...

Bible Rookie: “I don’t know where to start!”

Beginning Bible tips for youth. BECKY GROTH If I have heard one comment more than any other from teens (and adults) about the Bible, it’s definitely...

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...

Plan a Mini Retreat

Connie Clark When my teenager returned from his confirmation retreat, I wondered if I could create a similar experience for my younger students on a...