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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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,...

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...

Embracing Digital Media

BY ERIC GROTH Catechesis is the act of passing on the faith. While Wikipedia defines digital as “usually referring to something using digits, particularly binary...

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...

Diving Deep: The Legacy Behind Your Parish

BY DANIEL THOMAS      The idea of helping your students learn about their parish is an outstanding one. It involves something that they have...

How to Approach Mass – a 4min. video with Chris Stefanik

Suggested for middle school, high school, and young adults. This short talk was given at World Youth Day in Krakow, 2016.   Image credit: Screenshot from...

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...

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.