Finding Faith after Tragedy Had Struck [Personal Reflections of the Las Vegas Shooting]

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Editor's Note: Rosy Hartz is a Catholic youth ministry leader in the Diocese of Las Vegas.  In this post, she shares personal reflections and feelings about the tragedy that occurred on October 1, 2017 . ​I was sleeping and it was the good kind of sleep.The kind that makes five minutes of sleep feels like eight hours. It was just that though. ...
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Inspiring Teens on a Mission

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I just came off two weeks of Young Neighbors in Action in San Francisco. While sleeping on an air mattress, getting four hours of sleep a night, and not having any introvert time were challenging, I must say that today I find myself inspired and re-energized. Young people continually amaze me with their faith and their willingness to give themselve...
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Resetting Passwords after Cloudflare Leak

Resetting Passwords after Cloudflare Leak
Recently one of the vendors we use as part of our web infrastructure reported a possible leak of small bits of information. Although this leak was not specifically targeted or related to CMDNET.org and we don't store any data related to your financial records, it is possible that your username and password to CMDNET.org may have been compromised. I...
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Youth Ministry Access Session Brainstorm

Youth Ministry Access Session Brainstorm
Click here to share your ideas We publish new sessions and resources each season and we'd like you to weigh in with topics and themes that are important and relevant to you and your ministry. 

5 Tips for Recruiting Youth for Summer Mission Trips

5 Tips for Recruiting Youth for Summer Mission Trips

Here are some tips for recruiting today's generation of young disciples, who have so many options available to them for spending their summers.

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Save 20% with the Diocesan Discount Program!

Save 20% with the Diocesan Discount Program!

We strongly believe in making YMA an affordable resource for all parishes and schools. That's why we created the YMA Diocesan Discount Program for your parishes and schools. Through the program, the diocese agrees to strive for at least ten subscribing parishes and/or schools. Then parishes and/or schools receive a 20% discount when ordering! We also provide a free webinar to help parishes and schools learn how to use Youth Ministry Access. The diocese also receives a complimentary subscription for review and demonstration purposes. Best of all, there's NO COST to participate!

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Insights from “Looking to the Future of Youth Ministry”

Insights from “Looking to the Future of Youth Ministry”

It’s always fun to try to guess the future. But history has shown that even our best guesses can be a little off. I’m still waiting for square tomatoes and grouch pills.

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J5D’s newest site brings joy to the local community

Welcome to our new Just5days webpage. We are so excited to have another way to connect with you! Last summer Just5Days engaged middle school youth in week-long mission trips in many cities around the country. Davenport / Quad cities was one of our new sites. I had the pleasure of working with Mary Ellen Pfeiffer and Sara Scogland to coordinate this "across state lines" J5D's. We also were blessed with the awesome musical talents of Chris Clow who is Campus Minister for St. Ambrose University in Davenport. The service opportunities were excellent and the youth had wonderful opportunities to serve, play, and pray together. We did have a bit of excitement our first night... at 2am the tornado sirens went off and we had to wake everyone up and head for the shelter area. Thankfully, there was no tornado but it did make for some fun memories! The following is an article from the local paper highlighting our time in the Quad Cities. Join us next summer in Davenport / Quad Cities! July 20-24

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