The Power of a Dream

Here’s a youtube for you to use with young people, but it is directed at this day, the feast of Saint John Bosco.

John had a dream at 9 that led him to his vocation.  As a saint, he is known as the patron of young people… but in youth ministry, I think we may have allowed his feast day to be co-opted into the annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week.

Yet, his families interpretation of his dream that he might become a shepherd, join a circus, or a member of a gang fit our tribe of catholic youth ministers as much or more than Catholic educators – among whom we count ourselves as well.

Anyway, the challenge remains the same today – – lead virtuous lives and encourage young people to do the same.  Share the Good News with the next generation.

Here’s more on Don Bosco.

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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