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.
Dear Young Friends,
When I speak spontaneously I do it in Spanish, because I don’t know the English language. May I do it? Thank you very much. This Fr Mark, a good translator. Read more
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! 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.
A brilliant Pentecost piece from Busted Halo:
On Pentecost Sunday, God breathed the Holy Read more
Taken from Scott Hahn”s blog.
The giving of the Spirit to the new people of God crowns the mighty acts of the Father in salvation history. Read more
Years ago, I was asked a rather odd question – if the Catholic Church started canonising non-Catholics, which of them would you like to see made saints? Read more
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.
From the balcony of the central presidential palace, the Holy Father greeted young people gathered in Plaza de la Paz, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Dear Young People, Read more
Dear young friends,
I am happy to address you once more on the occasion of the 27th World Youth Day. Read more
One simple idea which can really help young people to pray is to invite them to write a letter to God… Read more
This is an old worship leaders’ method, and it’s very effective. Read more
Dear Young Friends,
I thank Bishop René-Marie Ehuzu of Read more
A few years back I went to Taize with some friends. I loved it there, but one thing I struggled with at Read more
This is one of the oldest tricks in the youth ministry playbook, Read more
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