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Friday, September 30, 2022

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Calming Nerves Before Going to Confession

On examining Jesus’ message of forgiveness and mercy BECKY GROTH I went to confession a few weeks back, and as I knelt down, I heard the...

Called to Be Heroic: Youth engaging with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps youth find hearts for service Connie Clark Gayle Westfahl wasn’t getting the response she’d envisioned when she invited Catholic...

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...