Two Minutes 07-19-12

Youth Contact

Every time you change something, there are a lot of questions. Last year, we made a change with you contact and did not have the office serve as the primary voices… It was all a part of an initiative to strengthen

our efforts as a diocese regarding our justice and service programming.

This year, we are changing it a little again in that we are opening it so that you might be able to bring along your (adult) core team members—that was one of the questions, please, this is not a youth event.

Why are we doing this? It is in an effort to continue to follow-up on the message from last January’s John Bosco meeting and our attention towards continuing to expand the influence of many adults of faith into the lives of our teenagers.

We are experimenting with a different model here and will continue to keep you updated regarding the process. One which has you leading the core team through the experience. It is our commitment to inform and empower you well going into it– while still leaving some space for a surprise or two.

If you missed it last week, here is an advance look at the outline of the day. This is a brown-bag day, but we will, if you choose, coordinate some inexpensive catering for your group for this day… Keep watching for details.

Save the Dates

Created to Love— an introduction to our curriculum for adolescents regarding the dignity of human life, Catholic morality, decision-making, and the sacramentality of marriage will be offered September 26

Pastoral Care Webinar—What are the challenges of providing pastoral care not only to victims of bullying but to the bystanders and bullies as well. This will be offered live on-line
October 18.

Other Newsletters

A Young Adult Newsletter also went out today – following its new every three week schedule as well. As always, all our newsletters are archived.

Web Links

> Here is a video reflection that will make you laugh how scared the dad gets on an amusement park ride but also how courageous our parents can be if challenged.
> Feel free to catch a video training on Reaching Adolescents with the Good News: A Relational Approach to Discipleship from the NFCYM’s Michael Theisen.

Continue along the way –

D. Scott Miller

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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