Eight Days 12-02-14

Like in the Beatles’ song Eight Days a Week, youth ministers work so hard it is like working eight days a week. Here continues a weekly series to serve you over your next eight days with eight notes for your information and formation. Pass these along in your e-newsletters (and offer Project YM a little love in the process, please.)

  1. toSelflessGiovanni Pang from Hong Kong grabbed a selfie with the Holy Father during the Asian Youth Days celebration in South Korea.  It was the subject of our first poster as part of our first Eight Days posting.  He was one of over a hundred arrested  recently at a pro-democracy protest.  (Please note: I do not believe he is portrayed in the attached image of a protest.) Our prayers go out for him and others seeking their human rights. Our cover image celebrate our ADVENTual waiting for peace and Giovanni finds his way on a second poster. (click to enlarge, right click on larger image to download/ save image as…)
  2. Katie has a real life lesson as she enters in Advent and Jenn offers some pre-Christmas programming suggestions. 

Thanksgiving break is a lighter period of time for youth ministry related postings, so we are taking a slightly different track for today. In the nearly forty postings over the year since moving from dscottmiller.com to Project YM, here is a listing of some personal favorites:

  1. See above.
  2. eSeee above
  3. We established a personal goal for our postings in a understanding of the role of a curator of information.
  4. We must take on the lessons of Mary Poppins and serve parents like Mr. Banks.
  5. If our work in youth ministry is about discipleship, discipleship, discipleship; then we must be able to speak about conversion, conversion, conversion.
  6. Speaking of conversion, we track the faithful evolution of the Apostle Paul’s ministry with young people.
  7. In a personal reflection addressing surviving tough times,
  8. it is important to remember community.I am proud of the Eight Days weekly series here on the site.  Not only is it a discipline to help me and you keep up to date on what is being discussed in ministry, but it allows for a regular affirmation for the field for whom I ain’t got nothing but love, babe, eight days a week.

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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