May the Peace of Christ be with you.
We are running out of ordinary time and racing towards Lent. Don’t know about you but February is moving at a break-neck pace. Nonetheless, here is our weekly series of Catholic youth ministry hyperlinks for you. And, take time for life and prayer, folks, just In Case You Missed It,
- The Economist recent offered a series of articles lead off with an editorial Young, Gifted, and Held Back. The whole series Generation Uphill offers stories and statistics on millennials regarding Jobs, Education, Mobility, Family and other topics.
- Speaking of Millenials, here is an article about what it means to be young and Catholic, written by a woman who is young and Catholic.
- Youth Specialties has a great infographic list of (odd, but good suggestions) for teens during Lent. I’m lifting it for my newsletter.
- What elements might you identify as essential to the Spirituality of a Parent?
- How can parents respond when faced with a faith question that they feel they can not answer?
- You can be a better game leader and/or train others to be better games leaders.
- Does or should your local youth ministry efforts demand that you reach the peripheries beyond your program? Adam McLane has been watching Making of a Murderer and believes teens need advocates.
- The Institue for Youth Ministry has a booklist for you in 2016; insisting that reading is a responsibility we have as youth leaders. (Full disclosure and a little bit of a brag: I have already read four of the five recommended.)
- Hopefully, you are not living your life and /or ministry as if it was Groundhog Day.
- Earlier this week, the Project YM team was in Chicago for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry’s annual membership meeting. It is entirely possible that neither Chicago nor the NFCYM will ever be the same.
If your Ordinary Time is running out… hang in there folks! We will be back next week!