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Summit reflection video on the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time with Stephanie Espinoza.
Covecrest is more than a retreat center and summer camp. Covecrest is a community of Catholics committed to transforming teens, transforming parishes, and transforming culture. Will you join us?
Hidden Lake is home to an incredible Catholic community, gorgeous views, welcoming meeting spaces and so much more. Dedicated to leading teens closer to Christ, we hope you'll be welcomed home to Hidden Lake soon.
This year, we’re hosting 20 different Empower Core Member Trainings around the country. Our goal is to leave no parish behind and to train as many youth ministers and core members as possible in the skills it takes to start, build, and sustain a youth program. Will you join us?
We’ve crafted an entire weekend with the sole focus of helping you start solid youth ministry in your parish. Bring your priest, music minister, new staff or Core Members, and anyone else who is a key player in your ministry! You're guaranteed to walk away from this training plugged in to a vast network of support, knowing that you're not in this alone.
The Next Step is a young Catholic’s guide to navigating the somewhat frustrating but wildly exciting halls of high school. Focusing on keeping Christ at the center of friendships and decisions, The Next Step provides the necessary wisdom and humor to uplift any eighth grader as they approach this new stage of life.
You are going to make thousands of decisions today and one of them might change your life. Are you confident that what you want and what God want are the same thing? Don’t leave it up to chance - leave it in the hands of the Holy Spirit.
This is your one stop shop for great Catholic books, community, gifts, events, music, and resources. We are here to serve.
Edge helps middle schoolers unleash who they were created to be, in Christ.
Life Teen strengthens our teens' Catholic identity, while rooting them firmly in Christ and in His Church.
College Life is a simple online series-based solution to the problem of keeping students connected to their Catholic faith in college.
by Carrie Miller
My dating fast wasn’t so much about the sacrifice of not going on actual dates, but more about the posture of my heart. When a guy paid me the slightest bit of attention, my heart was ready for wedding bells. I had a crush on a different boy all the time. I was so distracted by guys who weren’t worth my time, and frankly, didn’t even know my name, that I didn’t have enough space in my heart for the One who was already captivated by me — Jesus Christ.
I have a huge heart. Ninety percent of the time, this is hugely inconvenient. It’s inconvenient to cry in a movie that no one else seems to find quite as tear-worthy. It’s inconvenient to cry when you imagine the gruesome death of the mouse that’s been living in your home […]
A song we often sing during praise and worship is “How Great is Our God” by Chris Tomlin. A line that really sticks out to me in that song is one that calls Christ “lion and lamb.” After reflecting on this line, I realized that Jesus, by being both lion […]
Sometimes, I get really annoyed with their constant service, because having grown up in a post-feminist world, I feel like what they’re saying is “You can’t do this, so I have to do it for you.” Truly, though, I know their actions say, “You deserve this. You deserve to know what it means to be treated like the beautiful, beloved daughter of God that you are.” Through them, God continues to gently remind me that life doesn’t have to be so hard. He’s not a big, scary dictator who demands that I serve Him. Rather, He is the lover who came to serve me.
I recently read a reflection about Lent that was centered on Mark 1:15—“‘This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.’” The question was asked, “Who was Jesus talking to?” Not everyone in the crowd was living an immoral life, […]
For Christmas, I was able to go home for the first time since our formation year at Covecrest began in September. I was so excited to go home and see my family, and it was great. I have a great relationship with my family, so it was truly a blessing […]
Recently, I was really sick. Like puking-my-brains-out, best-friends-with-the-toilet, up-all-night sick. And it was the best. That’s definitely an extremely weird statement for me to make, especially since the last time I threw up was when I was 11, and that’s the only time I remember ever throwing up, before a […]
During the last week or so of formation, we’ve been reading The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen. This book has helped open my eyes to the walls I’ve built around my heart—walls I thought I had already knocked down and walls I didn’t even realize I constructed. […]
St. Therese of Liseux once said that her vocation “is to love.” Vocation is the most intimate part of our relationship with God. It is what gives meaning to everything we do, so this simple proclamation that one’s vocation is just to love was a huge thunderbolt moment for St. […]