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Thursday, June 4, 2020

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Three Bible Reading Tips from the YOUCAT

BY PAT GOHN The Catholic Church loves the Bible! Catholics call the Bible "God's Word" and "Sacred Scripture" because it is holy and contains what...

Using Social Media to Share Our Faith with Teens

BY AMY CATTAPAN Instagram and Pinterest might not be the first tool you think of when it comes to evangelization, but when you picture your...

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),...

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...

Bible Rookie: “I don’t know where to start!”

Beginning Bible tips for youth. BECKY GROTH If I have heard one comment more than any other from teens (and adults) about the Bible, it’s definitely...