The teenage years are tumultuous. Would you want to do it again? Me either.
Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, President of Franciscan University, gives us practical advice on how to partner with the Holy Spirit in the midst of leading your small group.
One of the most common struggles that I hear about from youth (and that I have experienced many times myself) is the after-effect of what is known as a retreat “high.”
You may have heard (ad nauseam!) that, statistically, parents are the number one influencer in a young person’s faith life. But how can we practically, and effectively connect with a wide variety of parents, all of whom are busy?
Youth ministers are an important part of the Church’s endeavors to evangelize and catechize teens today, but, according to a recent study, only 24% of Catholic parishes in the US have a youth minister (CARA, The Changing Landscape of Catholic Parishes).
Every Christian plan of the future will, and must, be valueless if it does not remain Christian, that is, oriented toward Christ.