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Monday, May 23, 2022

Out of the Desert: Through Crises of Faith

Those of us who serve as catechists, parish spiritual leaders, mentors, and guides need to pursue our own spiritual, catechetical, biblical, and theological formation to be able to address the questions, struggles, and ambiguities that our young people bring to us. This is not a time to waffle with weak responses that have not been tested within our own desert experiences. We are called to be salt and light for all those who seek to come out of the desert.

Teens Using Social Media to Reach and Teach Teens

MARY LOU ROSIEN It often feels as if technology has left some of us adults behind — with Snapchat, Instagram (Finsta- a ‘fake’ Instagram),...

You’re Significance to God – an inspiring 2 minutes with Chris Stefanick

Bookmark this for your next retreat, or to share with your students in class, or youth ministry.

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,...

Teaching the Art and Value of Prayer

The Greatest Thing We Can Do ERIC GROTH We exist and were created for three reasons: to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ. The Creator made...

Advent Activity for Dec. 8, Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Catechists: Use this activity to explore the themes of today's Gospel with teens. A downloadable PDF of this page is available at the bottom...

Advice from the Psalms: 3 Steps for Teens Searching for Purpose

BY BINTA M. PAYE Have you ever wondered why you were born, or what you will be doing 10 years from now? Maybe your interests...

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...

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...