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Monday, September 20, 2021

Helping Teens Understand Catholic Social Teaching

Why is it so difficult to interest teens in Catholic social teaching?

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...

Baptism and Our Belonging to God

Discussion starters for exploring our first sacrament BECKY GROTH Belonging. Everyone, regardless of age, needs it. Hungers for it. Sometimes does ridiculous, dangerous, or unhealthy things...

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...