An Urgent Request from Pope Francis: September 1 to be World Day of Prayer for Creation [Prayer Meditation with Youth]
As you are nearing the end for this year's Confirmation preparation, many of you may already be looking forward to next year! You may be wondering how to energize and enhance your current process for preparing youth for Confirmation. You may also just be wondering where you can find easy-to-use and reliable materials to help prepare young disciples.
Look no further! Youth Ministry Access is just what you need!
I have frequent discussions with parish and diocesan leaders about how to use Youth Ministry Access (YMA) to provide adolescent catechesis. Clearly, there’s a need for affordable and solid Catholic resources in sharing faith with youth. There is also a need for allowing for the creativity and flexibility of the ministry leader. YMA is a great option for many of these communities because it provides flexible and engaging resources that can be used in a number of settings.
Here are some tips for recruiting today's generation of young disciples, who have so many options available to them for spending their summers.
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.
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