Saint Caffeine, Father of Modern Youth Ministry

Saint Caffeine, Father of Modern Youth Ministry

As we are in November, we recognize the many saints and souls that having impacted youth ministry.  St. John Bosco and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati come to mind on the saintly side.  Locally, Mark Pacione is remembered among the many souls who have encouraged and...
Fears of Youth Ministers

Fears of Youth Ministers

As we enter the season of Halloween, we deal with some scary things.  They are meant to keep us up late at night, imagining the worse, regretting what is often not even in our control. Some of us live in Holloween-ish fears about our vocation to serve the church and...
Where They Are At

Where They Are At

So, there I am sitting in one an evaluation of a program.  It was not “my” program, but I played along and offered my “two cents.” Otherwise, I was pretty quiet (easy to do for an introvert) and listened…  I listened hard. This is a large program.  It had many bodies,...
Presentation of the Bible

Presentation of the Bible

A friend and colleague called the other day. She asked if I had a prayer service that she could use at a Confirmation parent / candidate session. But she had specifics. She wanted to engage the parents in presenting Bibles to their young people. I thought it was a...
Surviving the Storms

Surviving the Storms

Fall brings with it Hurricane Season.  Winter offers such events such as Snow-pocolypse.  And we are not even addressing the dreaded zombie invasion or Sharknado.  Recently, I came across 2011 Hurricane Irene related post which had previously appeared on my both my...

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