Incarnational Relational Ministry

Incarnational Relational Ministry

When I’ve asked adults in the parish to consider being youth ministry volunteers their default “no” answer was their feeling they lack religion knowledge. Even though they’d have all the textbook resources to help initially fill in gaps, they missed the...
Know Your Role

Know Your Role

On our Alaskan cruise last month, we went to get family portraits done in the ship’s photography studio. The 30-minute shoot went very quickly, and at its conclusion we booked an appointment to go back later in the week to look at the pictures (and perhaps buy some)....

Run a Trivia Night Fundraiser

Finally a fundraiser you'll actually WANT to do – plus you can raise thousands of dollars for your organization in just one night! The best part is people will have so much fun they’ll be asking when you’re doing it again.

Calling Your Bluff

Calling Your Bluff

It started off innocently enough: my daughter Kayla and I were enjoying some quality daughter-father time when I noticed that she had left her Disney Princess Snakes and Ladders game (and all its pieces) scattered on the floor near my bed.  I noticed because I stepped...
The Importance of Good Planning and Execution

The Importance of Good Planning and Execution

This past Tuesday night, I (along with Sean) was the blessed to be an “accomplice” in my buddy Mike’s marriage proposal to his girlfriend Jennifer.  It was an amazing and unforgettable night, in large part because Jenn had no idea that the proposal was coming and she...
Keeping Your Composure

Keeping Your Composure

My sons Sean and Jacob were chosen to proclaim the readings at the Christmas Eve Mass at our home parish of St. Paul’s last week.  Both of them prepared very diligently – and it was indeed an honour that our pastor asked the two brothers to read at such an important...