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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A Message Regarding COVID-19 from Director Tom East (April 22, 2020)

A Message Regarding COVID-19 from Director Tom East (April 22, 2020)
Dear Partners in Mission,Thank you for your participation in Young Neighbors in Action and Just5Days Programs. Like you, our team has been dreaming, working, and planning diligently for nearly a year for these experiences of faith, mission, and service. Like you, we are now facing the reality of COVID-19 and the ways that this pandemic is altering ...
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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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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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