Be Aware of Self Care

Be Aware of Self Care

It was the Fall of 2007 and I was a new hire at a parish school in Queens, NY,  just four miles from where I was living. I was eager and excited for challenge, wouldn’t you be? Soon as events went better and the program grew, more responsibilities fell on my lap. “Can...
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...
Are You Fluent In Emoji?

Are You Fluent In Emoji?

Are You Fluent In Emoji? If you’re not, I can pretty much guarantee that the teens in your youth group are! Over the past ten years or so I’ve noticed that the teens I work with have less and less social skills.  They don’t chat on the phone with...
Throwback Lock-In!

Throwback Lock-In!

#Throwback Lock-In!!! Every year in May our High School Youth Group hosts a Lock-In for our newly confirmed 8th Graders and any other HS students who are not already members of our High School Youth Group.  It’s a full night of fun activities and each year we...
LAUDATO SI’ and Youth

LAUDATO SI’ and Youth

In the Holy Father’s encyclical LAUDATO SI’, he, of course, considers how our care for our common home impacts future generations. He calls for intergenerational solidarity, a concept which, by the way, we might future explore and expand upon in our own sense of youth...

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