Eight Days 10-07-14

The Beatles’ song Eight Days a Week referenced that they were working so hard, they were working eight days a week. This always seemed like a potential theme song for youth ministers to me.  Here continues a weekly series to serve you over your next eight ebola-final-coverdays with eight notes and sets of links for your information and formation. Pass these along in your e-newsletters (and offer Project YM a little love in the process, please.)

  1. The Ebola outbreak appears on Time magazine’s cover as well as in Politico predictions of a worsening situation in Africa. Check last week’s edition for a helpful infographic.
  2. The USCCB has resources on the Synod of Bishops on the Family as well as information regarding October’s commemoration of Domestic Violence Month.
  3. Fast Company magazine recently profiled a movement sweeping the Catholic world where  monks, nuns, and even the Pope are embracing digital media.
  4. How goes the challenges of addressing evangelization and outreach? Here are five commons mis-steps in your efforts to “Go and Make Disciples.
  5. Please support ProjectYM. Where else do you get a thoughtful critique on All About That Bass, a meeting plan on Reality TV, and a reminder regarding conversion?
  6. JohnXXIIIOur poster image celebrates St. John XXIII’s feast day, Oct. 11. (right click to print, save, or post it and share: left click to enlarge ) Meanwhile, we could not resist celebrating Justin’s mustache above with our cover image.
  7. In America magazine, Amy-Jill Levine reminds us that the “Good Samaritan” parable is about “The one doing mercy for the other.”  It’s a worthwhile read!
  8. Know as a youth minister that we ain’t got nothing but love,  for you babeeight days a week. Now, go and do likewise and share love with the Good People with whom you serve.

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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