|News from Around
ARLINGTON, VA. — Pope Benedict XVI dedicated the month of April to pray for the evangelization of youth: “That through its compelling preaching of the Gospel, the Church may give young people new reasons for life and hope.”
Today, lay Catholic youth ministers are on the front lines winning teens back. Their role is often to provide an initial outreach, getting teenagers excited about the faith and steering them back to regular involvement in their parishes.
Kevin Bohli, for example, has served in his role as director of the Office of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Arlington, Va., for 10 years. He is pleased to see that youth coming to church have less of an expectation of being entertained and that traditional spirituality has a greater appeal. Read more in the National Catholic Register
|News from ‘Round Here:
Last Sunday was, of course. Easter. Went to Mass and then brunch with the daughters.
Post-Easter is like post Thanksgiving/ national conference… Yea, there’s stuff to do, but no one is dying… so… lots of desk time… which is always good.
Monday brought a Mid-Atlantic Congress core team meeting. General sessions are lining up and will cool and different! More office stuff Tuesday, but also had to solve personal banking issues related to identity theft (which sucks!) Wednesday was a visit up to Msgr. O’Dwyer Youth Retreat House.
Thursday was Administrative Assistants Day (or whatever it is called) so I cooked pancakes (blueberry or banana?) for the whole 5th floor. We were to have our scripts done for ARC. I did, so happy dance there. Friday the staff went to lunch with a friend and had some great conversations. In the evening, I was out to Central Maryland to check in on a middle school retreat with the NET team.
Saturday, I popped into the office to do a little organizing of office and calendar and to write this post.