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.