Pentecost and the Priesthood

In my life, I have been blessed to attend a few ordinations, and I have to say, an ordination is hands down my favorite sacrament to witness. I know, I should say it’s a wedding or a baby’s baptism, but they just don’t compare. Witnessing men willingly lie prostrate on a […]

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The Holy Spirit Will Teach You Everything

A few years ago, I traveled to Philadelphia for a Theology of the Body course taught by Christopher West. I was both excited and nervous and found myself in a ministry setting where I knew no one, which is a bit strange for me. After the introduction session, I moved […]

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Peter: From Fisher of Men to Shepherd of Sheep

Nine years ago, God started inviting me to close doors in ministry. This action, however painful, brought me so much fulfillment. I was involved in multiple diocesan events, on teams for leadership institutes, volunteering for Life Teen as an Area Contact, and serving as a youth minister at a large […]

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Spotify Playlists for Life Night Series and More

Have you ever felt out of touch with today’s music on a secular and Christian level? Not sure what is safe to play and what is popular with teens? Are you looking for new worship music for an upcoming retreat or XLT? Well, Life Teen has you covered! We are […]

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Arise and Shine (John 8:1-11)

I don’t think the Pharisees understood the lesson they were about to be schooled in on this day in the temple. Jesus may not have had a chalkboard, but he had the dirt from which we were formed and His finger as chalk. And, He had a lesson to teach. […]

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Arise and Shine: Luke 13:1-9

I have one regret from my ten years as a youth minister. His name was Danger.

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Arise and Shine: Luke 4:1-13

The other evening, I had the opportunity to worship and celebrate Mass with over 100 young adults in a chapel on the top floor of the Diocese of Orange’s Christ Cathedral “Tower of Hope.” The view was awe-inspiring. To my left, I could see Disneyland, The Anaheim Angels stadium, and […]

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Planning Your Life Teen Calendar: Using New and Previous Life Teen Resources

We are hearing the buzz and seeing Instagram explode with Merciful, Alive and Dangerous, and, for some youth groups that move faster than a speeding bullet, the (Censored) images. Nevertheless, some of you are taking it slow, using the Life Night Curriculum that is familiar to you, enjoying a little […]

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Webinar Wednesdays: Training on Your Schedule

When I first started out as a youth minister, I always felt ill equip: not enough education or training, never enough experience, and I always felt alone in my ministry efforts. I found amidst the pressure of numbers and the inconsistent schedule I could never make enough time for prayer, […]

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WHAT? It’s Lent Already?

I just took down my Christmas tree in my office (yes I put up a Christmas tree in my office) and Ash Wednesday is next week! WHAT? The Girl Scouts haven’t delivered my cookies yet, and I have to start thinking about Stations of the Cross and the CRS Rice […]

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