So I haven’t been back in a while. Because…. reasons. So many youth activities and too little time to unpack them all afterward. Sorry about that!
In today’s Gospel, we heard about the synagogue official’s daughter who Jesus raised from the dead at her father’s pleading, due to his faith in Jesus’ power to give life. Father Fernando informed us that the word used in the original language of this Scripture reading for, “Get up” means, “Arise!” as in, “resurrection”. As in, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead! Like, He wasn’t just telling her to get out of bed; He was telling her to rise and live a new life. What?? Mind blown!!
It’s fitting that this was the Scripture that we heard proclaimed today. Because Aidan and I are finally jumping back into the blogosphere on this website. So our website has not been dead but only sleeping and now it’s time to arise!
Enjoy Aidan’s upcoming blog post. We’ll be back with more!
Yesterday, we celebrated Pentecost (aka the Birthday of the Church). This day also marked the end of the Easter season. Fifty days of celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus culminated in a big birthday party as we thanked God for the gift of the Holy Spirit, our divine Companion on our journey Heavenward, and the establishment of Holy Mother Church according to Our Lord’s will! Did you have a birthday cake this weekend? Hope so! 🙂
The Easter season goes without saying as a time to celebrate new life. I mean, come on: Christ’s resurrection (!!!), spring’s budding flowers, animal babies everywhere… and Pentecost of course, is when the Holy Spirit breathed new life into the Apostles and gave them the courage and boldness and zeal to go out and spread the Gospel — to live their mission with renewed faith and determination with Him as their divine Guide.
So it’s fitting that we resurrect this Youth Ministry website now (I meant to do it yesterday, on Pentecost, but I missed my window!). We’re rededicating our website to God and inviting Him to enter in to lead us as we write posts and create content with renewed faith and determination just like the Apostles did back in the day.
Please send up a prayer for us (my leadership team and I) as we get back up and running here online. May God be glorified in and through us all!
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
If you need Steubenville SD 2018 forms, then you can print them by clicking the link below. This event is worth going to, trust me! There’s lots of worship, community and of course, prayer. You can also see last year’s talks by visiting This Post.
Click Here to Open the Steubenville Form
Steubenville is open to teens attending high school in the fall of 2018. It is also open to young adults ages 18-23. See the form or visit The Official Website for Details.
Hey, everyone, I have some great news! Whether you’re thinking of going to Steubenville for the first time this year, or simply want to give the talks another listen, you’re going to be excited for this!
The Steubenville YouTube Channel just uploaded the 2017 talks! You can view them right now for free by clicking the below link.
Click Here to View the 2017 Talks!
I’m already anxious to watch all the talks I didn’t attend last year. Happy Listening!
Do you like Gift Exchanges? How about some Sherbet? We’re having a youth meeting from 6:00-8:00pm to have some fun! Make sure to bring a $10 gift, and something yummy to share for the potluck! The leadership team has some great games planned, so we can’t wait to see you there!
-Aidan Conant Guy
In Synergy 2016, we all had a great time, talking with friends, learning about our mission, how to get closer to God, and other theologically important things. There were some great speakers, some fabulous songs, and all of the youth had a chance to go to Mass and receive the sacrament of Reconciliation. Thank you, Ms. Pia, and all the adults who made this awesome day possible. We learned so much because of you!
Hi, everyone. In case you did not see the email, we need help for the confirmation reception. It’s very important that we give a warm welcome to our new bishop, so please sign up to contribute. It will be after the confirmation mass, which all confirmation students should be in anyway, so it won’t hurt to stay a little longer. On behalf of Ms. Pia, thank you all who have signed up, and to all those who will.
To go to the sign up page, please click on the link below, or copy and paste it into your browser.
I have had a tough day. I got started late, my plane sat on the tarmac for 20 minutes making us late. I didn’t get time to eat lunch, blaa….blaa…blaa……. Complaining can become a habit and once you start it is hard to stop. We are all tempted to whine about the frustrations of our day, but don’t do it. Today, instead of complaining, count your blessings. How can your blessings help you overcome the hardships of your day?
“Do everything without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like lights in the world.”
How do “little white lies” affect those around you? I know that many times we can be tempted to bend the facts to avoid a hassle or maybe to stay out of trouble, but those little lies can get out of hand quickly. God’s policy is honesty. Lies usally have a way of hurting people, so even when it is hard we must be honest with those around us. Have you been hurt by someone’s untruth? Or have you possibly caused someone else to feel bad?
Luke 16:10 – “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”
God has given each of us special talent. It is up to each of you to nurture those abilities and put them to proper use. The world we live in is filled with countless distractions, so it I pretty easy to squander our time and talents. We will be very successful if we build our lives around the talents God gave us, not the ones we wish we had. What are your gifts? How can you nurture them for God’s plan?
Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given us, let us exercise them: if ministry, in ministering; if one is a teacher, in teaching; if one exhorts, in exhortation; if one contributes, in generosity; if one is over others, with diligence; if one does act of mercy, with cheerfulness.