Best of Youth Ministry Access for December

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Advent: Celebrate this Season of Anticipation with Youth Preparing Our Hearts: Youth-Led Advent Reconciliation Prayer Service by Susan Searle (High School)Anticipation Advent: The Joy in Waiting by Genni Sayers (Middle School)The Pursuit: Advent Labyrinth Walk by Hannah Quast (High School)24 Hours of Hope: An Advent Retreat by Leslie Barkin (Middle...
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Best of Youth Ministry Access for November

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November 1: Honoring the Saints A Cloud of Witnesses: The Church is a Communion of Saints by Jennifer Haman (High School)All Saints Day: A Feast Day for All by Catherine Brunell (Middle School Fifth Night)Communion of Saints: Among Holy People, Of Holy Things by Therese Brown (High School)Do You Have to be Dead to be a Saint? Called to be Holy by L...
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Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton

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A guest blog post by Becky Groth, a writer for ODB Films. I think I've watched PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON no less than five times. It was part of my prep work as the author of the written content accompanying the film. I watched to pull quotes. I watched to cite interviewees. I watched to make sure that my focus as the writer was in line wit...
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Five Ways to Share that Christ is Alive through Our Confirmation Ministries

Five Ways to Share that Christ is Alive through Our Confirmation Ministries
Christus Vivit – Christ is Alive!Young people preparing for Confirmation need to know this now more than ever.Christ is alive and seeks to walk with youth in this moment. Confirmation should be a strengthening and the start of renewed zeal for discipleship. Too often, the sacrament is the end instead of the beginning. The end of catechesis; the end...
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Transforming Ministries

Transforming Ministries
Attention: Ministry Leaders Dear Friends,Parishes, schools, dioceses, and ministry centers across the country are finding ways to act with love and respond to youth and families during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Ministry Development joins you in serving, responding, and persisting. We are striving to do everything possible t...
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Anti-Racism is the Only Catholic Response

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After the recent death of George Floyd, Pope Francis sent a strong message to U.S. Catholics condemning the "sin of racism" and asking us to pay attention to the racism that is happening in our own communities and churches. According to the Holy Father, "We cannot close our eyes to any form of racism or exclusion, while pretending to defend the sac...
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Best of Youth Ministry Access for July

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Honoring God and Country July 4 - Independence Day Faithful Citizenship: Mixing Faith and Politics by Sean Lansing (high school)The Christian Patriot: Loving God and Country by Sean Lansing (high school) Honoring the Saints of July July 3 - St. Thomas the Apostle Blessed are Those Who Have Not Seen, But Believe: Putting an End to Being a Doubting T...
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Prepare Young People for Confirmation Online or In-Person

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Prepare Young People for Confirmation Online or In-Person with NEW Flexible Resources from Youth Ministry Access Your parish will need flexible ways to prepare youth for Confirmation this fall. We are excited to announce our updated resources for an online approach to sacramental preparation for Confirmation! Each youth session is designed for...
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Best of Youth Ministry Access for June

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Celebrating Feast Days with Young People May 31 - Pentecost Sunday Appreciating Diversity: Let the Spirit Lead the Way by Evelyn Gonzalez (high school) Celebrating the Spirit: Preparing for Pentecost (An Intergenerational Learning Experience) by Mariette Martineau (high school and middle school) God the Holy Spirit: The Power of Pentecost in t...
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Best of Youth Ministry Access for May

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Honoring May Feast Days May 10 - St. Damien de Veuster of Moloka'iPraying with Saint Damien de Veuster of Molokai by Robert Feduccia (high school)May 10 - Ascension of JesusThe Ascension: Continuing the Good News by Cheryl Tholcke (high school)Rise Up! Fun with Balloons by Ann Marie Eckert (high school)Go Fly a Kite! By Brenda Cline (middle school)...
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