These days the word happy is carelessly thrown around. Even Switchfoot wrote a song entitled “Happy is a Yuppie Word” that speaks of the emptiness of the word happy. For Catholics, happy is something much more. Here is why I believe it is key to our Evangelizing others.
This Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday) is the 25th Anniversary of the first Life Teen Mass at St. Timothy’s Catholic Community in Mesa, Arizona – where Life Teen began. Even for most of the parishoners at St. Tim’s the significance of this amazing day may not be fully realized. Imagine if your parish had strong youth ministry for 25 years?
Have you ever been standing in a room and noticed when someone new entered that the dynamic of the room changed? I have see this a lot. Sometimes the atmosphere in the room gets more energized while at other times the air in room seems to have just been let out. Do you know what happens to a room when you enter? Do you add or take away from the energy that is present?
I confess – I am a gadget geek. I have a few close friends who are Apple fanatics and a couple of years ago they bought me a Mac laptop and a year later an iPhone. I must admit that I have had to watch the amount of time I spend on “screens” as I never want it to replace face to face or verbal communication. I may be into technology, but I still believe that relational ministry will always be what helps us form a true communion with each other. One thing I am always looking to save is time. Here are 5 iPod/iPhone applications that I use all the time that you may want to check out.
Scripture, Sacraments, and the community. Where in our faith do those three things come together? The Mass. Simply put, the process of mystagogy is to make their lives a liturgy. The community comes together to hear the Word of God (with the Gospels as preeminent) and celebrates the Eucharist.
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The middle school youth will discuss the pressures they feel from their peers, and they will consider how living a life in Christ can help them resist temptation. Overview: The moral law that God has revealed to us in Scripture has been imprinted on our souls, as our Creator. While we may not be aware of it at all times, there are some times when we are acutely aware! The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid
Goal for the Life Night: This Life Night will help the teens understand that no vocation is lived in isolation. This night will explore various relationships in a teen’s life and how those relationships are a means to grow closer to God and discover His calling for their lives. Life Night at a Glance: This is the final night of the semester on vocations. This night seeks to show the teens that we need one another to grow in holiness and foster our primary vocation. This night begins with a game