Tom is the Director of the Center for Ministry Development and Project Coordinator for the Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies Program. Previously, Tom was the Director of Youth Ministry and the Associate Director for Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Tom has provided workshops on volunteer management in dioceses and parishe...s for over twenty-five years. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles. More

Radiate Christ – Engage Youth and Young Adults

There is a passage in a novel I was reading where the author describes a person riding on a bus as "radiating despair." I resonated with that image. I have been with people who radiated sadness and despair. I have also been with people who radiate hope and joy. I have been praying with this image. What does it mean to radiate faith? I remember expe...
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10 Things in "Christus Vivit" Addressed to All of Us Who Work with Young People

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"Christus Vivit – Christ is Alive" is a remarkable document. This letter to young people reflects the wisdom of the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. Though it is primarily written to young people, it also speaks directly to all of us who share faith and ministry with the young. Below you will find a Top Ten list address...
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Carried to Christ

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World Youth Day begins January 22 nd in Panama City. In 1993, while I was Director of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I traveled with 800 youth and adults to World Youth Day in Denver. This was the first time that World Youth Day was held in a site that had not already been recognized as a holy shrine or place of pilgrimage. The ...
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