We Gather Together

clip_image002One of the great things for young people about the Pilgrimage… about BYCC or NCYC or World Youth Day…  about Mount 2000, Franciscan youth conferences, summer workcamps or  Life Teen camps…

Is the simple revelation that I am a part of something bigger. 

Young people  discover that There may be times where I feel all alone in life or on my faith journey, but when I am surrounded by hundreds or THOUSANDS of others, I can see that there are so  many others that are sorta like me.  They like my favorite praise song, they get all those crazy hand motions, they can share quiet with me as we all try to connect in with God’s will for our lives.  You have seen that whole internal dialogue being expressed on a young person’s face over and over again.

That is what our second annual John Bosco Day is all about…  There are others that are like you involved in the glorious ministry and profession of serving the youngchurch.  You do not have to feel alone.

Please do plan to be with us…  if not for the opportunity to pray and reflect upon your ministry, if not for the opportunity to engage and share in visions and dreams with others, if not to gather with others who “get” the challenges with which you  address on a daily basis…   Then, please be there for the many others of your peers, our brothers and sisters in Christ who mare our co-workers in the vineyard who will be strengthened and encouraged by your presence.

Susan Smith in our office would be greatly appreciative if you took the opportunity to RSVP earlier rather than later for our planning and catering needs. RSVP to her now  Do it for you. Do it for your friends and peers.  Do it with the anticipation that “your” young people deserve the someone who understands that they are a part of something bigger. 

Please join the Association of Professional Youth Ministers and the Division of Youth and Young Adult Ministry on January 31 for John Bosco Day.  <click image to enlarge>

peace and all good things-

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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