2017-09_CYM-Storms

Guarantee of Storms: a Life Night Response to Disaster

Whether we are directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Irma or not, we may find ourselves asking big questions: Why did God do this? Why do bad things happen to good people? How could a good and loving God let this happen? To answer these questions, we have to go […]

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He is Near: A Free Video and Small Group Guide for Advent

Editor’s Note: For use as a small group reflection, read the first couple paragraphs aloud, then watch the video and discuss the questions, ending your time by either reading the prayer together, or having one person read the prayer to the group. Who would the Holy Family be in our […]

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Chaos, Hope, and the Parish Staff

It was the night of our fall semester kickoff. The core team was gathered, the name tags were out, and the Pokémon were hidden at various “Pokéstops” throughout the facility. One last prayer, one last deep breath, and the glass doors were opened to the chaos that is junior high […]

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The Ultimate Life Teen Snowman Building Contest

The east coast of the United States was getting a healthy dose of fluffy white snow when their latest Life Support shipment arrived with the perfect Life Support toy: A snowman kit. I’m sure many of you (especially parents) had flashbacks of a certain hit song from a certain animated […]

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Life Teen 2015 Update

Our Vice President pulled out all of his best facial expressions to convey to you just how awesome this year is going to be. This year Life Teen turns the big three-zero. (That’s 30 for those of us who don’t want to do the math.) We thank God for these […]

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Liturgy Planning Guide: Saints Peter and Paul

Recently, we published a Liturgy Planning Guide that included Sundays for March 9th to July 6th. Post-publication, we discovered an error within that Liturgy Planning Guide for June 29th, and we wanted to correct that for our subscribing parishes as they look forward to music, homily suggestions, and key words and themes for that Sunday.

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Disabled Body, Able Soul

Last weekend, her mom was not able to take care of her, so she stayed with my family. The time spent with her is always a great trial of patience. I found myself constantly failing to remind myself that she does in fact have a mental disorder, and her actions are justified in the eyes of God. I would snap at her and gossip about her to my family members, who felt the same way.

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How to Slap Shame in the Face

Editor’s Note: The author of this blog has asked to remain anonymous. “Guilt is feeling bad about what you’ve done. Shame is feeling bad about who you are.” I was listening to a podcast when I heard this sentiment. I was floored. As someone who has struggled with shame for […]

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Free Youth Ministry Resources for the Canonization of Saint John Paul II

For many of us who work in youth ministry, Pope John Paul II was a shepherd and father like none other. His love and affection for young people led thousands to the faith. His devotion to the Eucharist and Mary showed us how to live in God’s love. His courage […]

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You Saved My Life: A Letter to My Youth Minister

I thank God every day, that I had all the wonderful people of Life Teen to show me God’s love personified in the world, because without you… I truly don’t know if I would be here today.

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