Angel Barrera is a Project Coordinator for Youth Ministry Services for the Center for Ministry Development. Angel has over ten years of experience in ministry with youth and families in parish, campus ministry and diocesan settings. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Religious Studies from University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. He...
Angel Barrera is a Project Coordinator for Youth Ministry Services for the Center for Ministry Development. Angel has over ten years of experience in ministry with youth and families in parish, campus ministry and diocesan settings. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Religious Studies from University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. He formerly served as the Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Brownsville.
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A Guide to Designing Non-Gathered Programs

A Guide to Designing Non-Gathered Programs
​As we prepare our ministry response in the current and uncertain situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no shortage of ideas and resources.  Links, websites, resources, downloads abound online.  The real challenge for ministry leaders is discerning and developing an effective and responsive ministry in this new situation.&nb...
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12 Ways to Support Young People in Living their Faith in College

SJU-College
 A guest blog post by James R. Walter Ed.D., the Director of the Catholic Scholars program at St. John's University. ​As campus ministers, we are very familiar with tried and true experiences that are central to our campus faith life, such as the celebration of sacraments, devotional prayer, and daily and Sunday Mass. As our student popul...
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Best of Youth Ministry Access for February

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Honoring February Feast Days February 3, St. Blaise St. Blaise: Bless My Voice so that I May Speak the Truth by Susan Searle (middle school)February 8, St. Josephine BakhitaSt Josephine Bakhita: Saint of Hope by Susan Searle (high school) February 22, St. PeterThe Passion-Driven Life: Saints Peter and Paul as models for living a Christian Lifestyle...
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