Totally Catholic Youth Ministers Lounge

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.

Monday, August 15, 2005

World Youth Day 2005

Pilgrims are beginning to gather from all over the world for World Youth Day 2005. This is Pope Benedict XVI's first WYD which was created by his predecessor and good friend the late Pope John Paul II. About 400,000 are expected to attend everything and around 800,000 to attend the final Mass with the Pope.

I went one year and it was an unforgettable experience. Meeting people from all over the globe who believe like you and rejoice in a commont faith heritage. It was extraordinary that amidst the thousands there I actually ran into people that I knew-then again being from the Charismatic Renewal, NET Ministries and FUS I guess my world is relatively small...

I pray that this event is a success and that the youth in our Church are energized to bring the faith to all they meet-even when they come home!


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