Two Minutes 09-20-12

Youth Contact

The Youth Contact Meeting web-page has now been updated with all the videos and links of the content sessions held over the past two Saturdays. (Margaret’s video is not yet up on the page, but can be found here.)

Our Monopoly theme for these days reminds that youth ministry is never to be the monopoly of one or a few. Renewing the Vision, when speaking of component of Leadership Development calls for both a Coordinating (or Core) Team as well as Program Leaders.

We heard many voices throughout these meetings, including those of four guest remote speakers (which is why Saturday’s participants gathered around some laptop screens above!) We hope that you will share these trainings with your core teams and others in your parish community as we are all called to Go! and make disciples.

Father Hurley

Last night, the father of our Executive Director of the Department of Evangelization Father John Hurley, CSP, John Dominic Hurley, passed away in New York. We ask for your prayers for Father John and his family in their time of sorrow. Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Web Links
> This month’s US Catholic takes a look at today’s younger generation and their views on “things like war (where) it gets complicated and fuzzy and gray.”
> The Year of Faith starts in less then a month. Coming soon are announcements about an Opening Mass as well as a Novena in preparation. Our High School Conference on the New Evangelization next week is anticipation of it.
> Here are some helpful resources for your own school or parish activities.
> With the Year of Faith also comes a Synod on the New Evangelization. Follow Fr. Frank DeSiano, CSP as he blogs
his way in preparation and through the Synod.

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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