icymi 102915

May the peace of Christ be with you.

Saints and Souls are on my mind over  this weekend. During a recent challenging phase of my life, I was praying a daily rosary.  Besides engaging the  Blessed Mother  into my  situation, I threw in a whole Litany of Saints and Souls invoking intercessions as well.  Saint John XIII, pray for us. Saint John Paul, pray for us.  Dad, pray  for us. Mark, pray for us.

In what has become these ordinary times, I need to recall my rhythm of prayer.  Rhythms are good and provide a sense of continuity.  Same here, each Thursday, we provide this weekly series of Catholic youth ministry hyperlinks for you just ICase You Missed It.

parents

  • On Tuesday, the Pope tweeted: Parents, can you “waste time” with your children? It is one of the most important things that you can do each day.  Make sure to pass along that message
  • Here is the latest info regarding Teen Drinking Pass it along.
  • Chris Wesley is recommending Phil Bell’s book Team Up! as a resource regarding your relationships with parents
  • When dealing with parents, it is important to remain humble.  If you are not already, someday you might very well become that parent.

professional

  • As a youth minister, are you feeling the frustrations of Moses?   Well, stop claiming to be not worthy, you are!
  • What you need to know about how to network – all from the example of the Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon.
  • Recognize that you are a minister of the Church and engage in the bigger picture.  Next week is National Vocation Awareness Week.  Check the USCCB site for resources.

proYMrecent

Regarding saints and souls, Nelson Mandela once commented. “I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”  In times that try a saint and in times where a soul just needs to keep on trying…   Keep on keeping on my fellow saints and souls.

Cover Image comes from
John Nava’s tapestries of the Communion of Saints
in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

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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