You’ve probably seen the headlines about adolescents choosing to leave the practice of the faith and families falling away from attending Mass. Like me, you probably want to know: what’s happening in ministry that keeps youth and families growing in faith. In other words, what makes faith stick? The themes are consistent: skilled, faith-filled ministry leaders use practical, faithful resources, and engage youth and families in inspiring experiences like mission trips and retreats.
This is what the Center for Ministry Development provides as we work in partnership with dioceses, parishes, and Catholic schools. This past year, we provided training for over 2,000 parish and Catholic school ministry leaders. We provided resources for nearly 1,000 parishes. 2,700 youth, adults, and families participated in mission trips providing over 100,000 hours of service to people in need. This was all possible because of generous support from people who care like you.
We have already begun to implement exciting new strategies for volunteers, ministry leaders, parents, and youth to help form missionary disciples. This work is urgent and makes an immense difference in the faith lives of youth and families. We really need your help to make these plans a reality.
We invite you to join us in this mission by making a one-time or monthly gift.
If you need any assistance, please contact Leigh Philley at (253) 853-5422 or email@example.com.