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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Inspiring Teens: Praying with the Saints

LISA MLADINICH In 1992, just before I returned to the Catholic faith, I met a woman who loved St. Thérèse of Lisieux as a friend...

The Constant Conversation with God: 5 tips to get teens started

BY BECKY GROTH  Prayer evokes different images and emotions for different people. There are almost as many ways to pray as there are people to...

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...

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),...

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...

Plan a Mini Retreat

Connie Clark When my teenager returned from his confirmation retreat, I wondered if I could create a similar experience for my younger students on a...

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...

5 Things Youth Ministers Would Like Parents to Know

BY MARY LOU ROSIEN Parents are the first educators of their children. We recognize your ability and desire to form your children in the...

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...