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Pope Francis’ WYD 2015 Message

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Below is the full text of Pope Francis’ World Youth Day Message! While we have National Youth Sunday on the feast of Christ the King, lots of other places in the world have it on Palm Sunday. The themes for last year, this year and next years are based on the beatitudes, have a read through for yourself.

 

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Busted Halo: Walking Through The Triduum

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The Triduum (TRIH-du-um) is the time of the Church year when we celebrate the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This three-day celebration begins with the Holy Thursday Mass and continues on Good Friday with the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion. At the end of this liturgy, Read more

Advent Buddies

Advent Buddies! Let Advent be a time for young people to grow in faith by linking with an adult in the Parish. This resource is from the states, so make sure you check things through with the person responsible for safeguarding.

From Taize: Two Commitments to Live Intensely

A great meditation from Brother Alois at Taize:
Here at Taizé we want to go together to the wellsprings of faith. We too, the brothers, have to make this journey every day. Even though, when we entered the community, we committed ourselves to follow Christ, to share everything, and to pray together three times a day, still, day after day, we too must strive to regain trust in God.

Setting out over and over again on the road from worry towards trusting in God may involve an inner struggle. It is important in particular not to get caught up in inner fear, bitterness and hopelessness.
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Prayer #1 – Quality vs. Quantity

In the first of our series of short thoughts on prayer, I want to start by cautioning against falling into ‘the time trap’. This is the fallacy which says that the more time for Read more

The Assumption Explained

An chunk from a Lifeteen Blog, read the rest here

About twelve years ago a teen named Billy asked me this question, “Why do you Catholics believe that Mary ascended into heaven, when it’s not even in the Bible?” Read more