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 In Case You Missed It.
- Are we situated to help kids ask bigger questions?
- How is your parish living out the values of a healthy Church?
- How has technology shaped us? Walt Mueller suggests that the next generation is becoming physically lazy, intellectually uncritical, emotionally insensitive, psychologically confused, and morally disordered.
- 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.
- 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.
- Speaking of scary stuff, Jil Yong follows up on her Rebuild appearance and continues to explore how youth ministry responds to brokenness.
- In this Halloween season, Scott wonders how is our fear blocking us from being agents of mercy?
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.