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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Four Life-Giving Gifts of YOUCAT

A catechist reflects on the value of the youth catechism BY KIMBERLY BRUCE The youth catechism of the Catholic Church, commonly known as YOUCAT, is...

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...

Eight Tips to Promote Teens’ Faith

Discovering Catholicism's Greatness Becky Groth Sometimes our beautiful Catholic faith can be rather heady or hard to grasp. How do we encourage teens that being Catholic...

Three Ways to Help Teens Know Mary

BY BECKY GROTH We’re sure to encounter a variety of attitudes that young people hold toward Mary, the Blessed Mother. In my youth ministry experience,...

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...

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...

Discussing the Transcendentals

Discerning desires that point to God BECKY GROTH “Thou has made us for Thyself and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.” — ST....

Using Digital Media in Ministry

ERIC GROTH Nothing in history has so rapidly revolutionized the way we communicate as social media. Today's online world is a quite sobering social reality,...

3 Ways Grandparents and Youth Ministry Go Together

BY ERIC GROTH My paternal grandmother — God rest her soul — was really Catholic, the matriarch of faith in our family. Maybe you can...

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...