Why use videos about institutional racism? Racism can be a difficult topic for youth ministry. Most teens will understand that individual acts of racism are wrong. But the topic of institutional racism is more difficult. How are we as a society responsible for structures that promote racial divides?
In this video about the unity of the Eucharist, Jeff Cavins explains the themes in the Mass readings for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.
This is a follow up on a video about discernment. Fr. Mike Schmitz talks about how to handle rejection. Maybe you had a relationship fail. Or maybe you were rejected by a religious order or a seminary. At that point, we might wonder how was our discernment so wrong?
This is a small collection of video clips and music about authenticity and being your true self. Use these with your youth ministry or youth group meeting.
In this video we see the words of St. Justin wrote to the Roman emperor in 155 AD to defend Christianity. He describes a Mass which would be familiar to us today – the reading from scripture, the homily, the petitions, the offertory, the praying over the gifts, the reception of communion. He even describes bringing communion to those who are not present. He explains that this is called Eucharist and that we believe it is truly the body and blood of Christ.
This is a wonderful resource to show the continuity of the order of Mass throughout the ages.
In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz offers some suggestions on how to pray. Prayer is not an option for Christians. Prayer requires putting in some effort.