Do Not Labor For Experiences That Perish

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In my last post I talked a bit about the excitement that we get when we finally are able to get that youth we have been seeking out to attend a retreat or conference that we know will offer them a great experience where they will likely be opened up to the love of God [...]

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How Did You Meet Christ?

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The Church was build upon the idea of multiplication, meaning God intended that the faith be passed down and spread through us.  In the first chapter of the Gospel of John we read: Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. He first found his own [...]

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Casting Deeper #6 – Transformation

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This is the final post of a six part series.  To see the whole series, go here. In my last challenge to cast deeper, I am going to focus more on those leaders that may be in the trenches with the youth.  This entire series is geared towards those youth leaders that lead leaders.  We [...]

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Stop Blaming The Mass

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In my reading of the Catechism for the Year of Faith, I came across a paragraph that hit me pretty hard #1072.  It states: "The sacred liturgy does not exhaust the entire activity of the Church":it must be preceded by evangelization, faith, and conversion. It can then produce its fruits in the lives of the [...]

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Flocknote: A Great Catholic Texting & Newsletter Solution for Your Parish

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One of the most popular resources that is being spread throughout social media has been the "Read the Catechism in Year" email sign-up through Flocknote.  I have seen Flocknote online for awhile and have been very interested in their ministry and how it can best be utilized in youth ministry.  So I decided to check [...]

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Casting Deeper #5 – Owned Faith

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This is post #5 of a six part series.  To see the whole series, go here. I like youth group a lot and I think they are a great atmosphere to get the youth involved in a community where they can feel safe and be drawn to the love of Christ.  But once again, this [...]

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