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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Arise and Shine (John 2:1-11)

I still remember the moment when I knew one of my Core Members was being called to the priesthood. It was on a confirmation retreat, and he was giving the best talk I have heard on the Eucharist. The teens were so engaged, smiling, laughing, and taking in the truth […]

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A Radical Invitation

In the Gospel a few weeks ago, we heard Jesus say to aa deaf man, “Ephphatha” or “Be Opened.” This past week in Philly, Pope Francis has been echoing those same words. Those words have the same power today; sometimes I am the one who is closed off, even a […]

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A Seminarian Encounters His Pope

For the last week, I have been on pilgrimage with 33 of my seminarian brothers from the Diocese of Orange. As I reflect on this awesome experience, I struggle to even begin to grasp the incredible grace and blessing I have so undeservingly received. Who am I to have had, […]

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Arise and Shine (Mark 16:15-2/John 17:11-19)

Depending on where you celebrated Mass this past weekend, you either were watching Jesus ascend into heaven (Mark 16:15-2) or you were listening to Jesus’ prayer for the disciples (John 17:11-19). Regardless, one message should come through loud and clear from both readings: You are sent. At the end of […]

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Haiti Youth Minister Mission Trip – Join Us!

Three years ago, the Lord invited Life Teen to Haiti to serve the youth and young adults in Petite Rive. We had no idea what the Lord would have in store for the day to day of the mission, but we knew He was calling people from the US to […]

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The Change Our World Needs

The Holy Spirit is active in the Life Teen movement and lives are being changed across the room, across the street, and across the world. Through God’s grace, our dream has become a reality.

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From Bored to Blessed: On Mission with God

I had never seen the Gospel so vibrantly lived out! Every day… Even every meal started with songs of praise. Throughout the day, needy people knocked on the mission base door to seek help. Help for feeding their children. Help for paying their medical bills. Sometimes, just an ear to listen. The missionaries prayed with them and helped them in whatever way they could.

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