Susan is the Project Coordinator for Just5Days and YouthLeader programs. She also writes for Youth Ministry Access, works in marketing for the Center, and has given presentations at diocesan and national conferences, including NCCYM, NCYC, and the LA Religious Education Congress. She holds a Master of Pastoral Studies degree from Loyola University ...New Orleans and a Certificate in Youth Ministry from the Center for Ministry Development. More

Are Arts and Crafts in Youth Ministry Still Relevant? Surprisingly Yes!

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This summer while leading Just5Days (a middle school summer mission experience) , I was taken aback by the reaction of middle school youth  to a small, simple thing . Of course, the youth loved providing service out in the community, participating in our community prayers , and all the games and activities we did. B ut , something else surpris...
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How Is Your Parish Helping Youth to Leave Their Mark on History?

How Is Your Parish Helping Youth to Leave Their Mark on History?
"Today Jesus, who is the way, the truth and the life, is calling you to leave your mark on history." Pope Francis, World Youth Day 2016 Right now, more than one billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 are studying, working, serving, and discovering their purpose. This is the largest generation of young people the world has ever seen, and...
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What a 13-Year-Old Can Teach Us About Solidarity

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"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" – Matthew 5:9-10 Seeking justice and peace can be a tumultuous endeavor. Pope Francis reminds us of that in his reflections about the beatitudes from his recent apostolic exhortati...
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