icymi 121015

May the peace of Christ be with you.

pope smilePink candle Sunday is upon us!  Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, O Israel! Cry out with joy and gladness. Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!  Not really clear what the scriptures are trying to say… but last year, Pope Francis suggested that it “hurts to see Christians with a bitter face, restless with bitterness because they are not at peace”.  He said that “saints have the face of joy”, and that no one has ever seen a saint with “a sad face”.  (By the way, Pope Francis turns 79 on Thursday.)

Get yourself back to a point of smiling so that others do not miss your joy, in the meanwhile, here continues our  weekly series of Catholic youth ministry hyperlinks for you  is provided just ICase You Missed It.

  • Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson identified a “tipping point” for the KofC and, looking towards the future looked towards parishes, families, and youth ministry.  ProjectYM’er Scott Dougherty feels this is important stuff to know and I agree. Anderson stated Today, the Knights of Columbus is providentially positioned to play a key role in the new alliance between the Church and the family called for by Pope Francis. But for us to do so requires that we adopt new methods.   Read the text and/or Watch the Video.
  • DownloadYM is entering the world of webinars today at 11:30 am pacific. You might want to check out How to Empower Teenagers Toward Serving Rather Than Sitting
  • For a multitude of reasons, I am looking forward to a solid break of the holidays.  Justin Knowles justifies why his programming takes a two-week break at year’s end.

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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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