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May the peace of Christ be with you.

Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier and aspire to emulate his example of ministering towards the peripheries.  On the Second Sunday of Advent we will remember that God is leading Israel in joy by the light of his glory, with his mercy and justice for company. On our life journey, we are called to “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Every valley shall be filled  and every mountain and hill shall be made low.

The GPS of our faith and intentions must be informed with the latest traffic updates impacting our journey. This weekly series of Catholic youth ministry hyperlinks for you  is provided just ICase You Missed It.

  • rappopeThis picture of Pope Francis has been around the interwebs since his recent visit to Africa.  It seems as if the Holy Pops is dropping a rhyme.
  • “The question is not whether youth are able but whether we will empower them to change the world.” Do you ever wonder if perhaps we have unwittingly underestimated the abilities of some of our young people by treating them as objects of ministry rather than empowering them to be agents of ministry. Chanon Ross does.
  • The Year of Mercy is soon upon us.  Joe Paprocki offers many prayers and activities for your use.
  • This came a little bit late in Thanksgiving postings to make our previous edition, but Michael Hyatt’s piece on what a spirit of gratitude gives you an edge in life is a good read!

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  • The Youth Ministry Hotseat premiered on Blab on Tuesday featuring Chris Wesley. Join in weekly with Michael and Tony each Tuesday at 2:30pm CST
  • Scott continued his series of NCYC follow-up messages to sent to young participants after the conference with NCYC –  Here YOU Are.
  • The ProjectYM Store opened recently. Tshirts, beard balm, and other goodies can be found here.  Help support ProjectYM,

As we light the second candle on our Advent Wreath,  Paul reminds us I  am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you, will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.  Keep on keeping on with those good works!

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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