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Are you in youth ministry and you've had it with crazed parents? Rollin' your eyes at the pastoral council? Tired of administration work? Love youth? Love the Church? Appalled at parish politics? Looking for some good games? For a creative ways to teach a lesson for Religious Ed? Just need a place to veg out and say "phew! Someone outside of the parish to talk to!"? Grab y'r Starbucks, turn the computer away from the staff's eyes, grab a seat on a donated dusty couch and let it all go.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Well, You Can Never Really Know

In reference to my "Confirmation Woes" below, I spoke with the pastor. I had written a letter to all those still needing to complete the program letting them know that they may not receive the Sacrament until certain events happened. This is NOT to say that I believe in them earning the Sacrament or that they are not worthy-but the whole point is to get them properly disposed so that the sacrament is most effacacious-that they learn that the Faith is about learning, yes, about experiencing, (the retreat for instance) yes, but also about serving! It's not all about them!

Anyway, I handed the letter to the Boss and not only did he approve my point, but he added his name to the letter and signed it.

Then I told him that we 'd like to take a big bus to our Summer week-long program. Much less enthusiasm there. Thought it would be totally the opposite. Oh well. What d'yda do.


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