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...

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 parishes for over twenty-five years. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles.

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At Home, Talking about Life and Faith this Holy Week and Easter

At Home, Talking about Life and Faith this Holy Week and Easter
Preparing for Easter as a family was always such a blur. We hosted the family Easter gathering with 20 plus people, complete with an egg hunt. That meant the house and the yard needed to be ready. We didn't want anyone finding an unwanted surprise from our dog instead of a colored egg. Still, amid going to the parish for Holy Week services, prepari...
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A Message Regarding COVID-19 from Director Tom East

A Message Regarding COVID-19 from Director Tom East
As the national dialogue and reality concerning coronavirus deepens, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation in the Young Neighbors in Action and Just5Days Programs. Your leadership and work in making these mission experiences happen impact thousands, as people in need are served, young people grow in faith, families ar...
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The Parish is Responsible for Forming Youth as Disciples

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The community has an important role in the accompaniment of young people; it should feel collectively responsible for accepting, motivating, encouraging and challenging them. All should regard young people with understanding, appreciation and affection, and avoid constantly judging them or demanding of them a perfection beyond their years. Pope Fra...
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