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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Praying the Scriptures: A Guide for Teens to Engage with God

BY BECKY GROTH "Mom, we read a Bible verse, go around and say what word or sentence jumped out at us, read the verse again,...

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...

The Vision of “The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis”

Reimagining Ministry to Youth Denise Utter The Partnership for Adolescent Catechesis (NFCYM, NCEA, NCCL), in collaboration with pastoral and catechetical leaders from around the country, wrote...

Helping Teens Understand Catholic Social Teaching

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

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...

Inspiring Teens: Praying with the Saints

LISA MLADINICH In 1992, just before I returned to the Catholic faith, I met a woman who loved St. Thérèse of Lisieux as a friend...

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...

Using Music to Prayerfully Lead Youth to Christ

Mix Up Your Use of Musical Genres KATE DANELUK One of the first things we teach young people about prayer is that it is communication with...

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: ______________...

Let Lent Be Your “I Spy” Season

BY ERIC GROTH Have you ever read an I Spy book? Perhaps I Spy Treasure Hunt, I Spy Animals, or for those who like to...