The gospels show us that Jesus reached out to those in need. His life is a model for how we should interact with others. One way to do this is through the Corporal Works of Mercy. Consider looking at these and doing one with the Catholic youth in your life. #service #charity #mercy #LoveOneAnother
This reflection will help youth think about what it means to believe in something which can’t be seen. How do we know it is real?
The readings for Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) for Year A help us reflect on the boundless mercy of God. Some topics for this weekend include how we see ourselves and others as God’s family. We also consider God love for us. Here are some ideas.
He touched me with his right hand and said, “Do not be afraid. I am the first and the last, the one who lives. Once I was dead, but now I am alive forever and ever. I hold the keys to death and the netherworld.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”
The Book of Revelation can be one of the most difficult books of the bible to understand. In his book The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass As Heaven on Earth, Scott Hahn makes the case that the Book of Revelation is actually a description of the Mass. And every time we participate in the Eucharistic celebration we are actually taking part in a liturgy where heaven intersects with earth.
The readings for Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) for Year B show us that the mercy of God is given to all of us, even though we turn away again and again. Some topics for this weekend include the Sacrament of Reconciliation, forgiveness, and God’s love for us.
The readings for Divine Mercy Sunday for Year C tell of Jesus Christ’s incredible love for us and his willingness to display his care for us. This is a time to reflect on all God has done to show us his mercy and to reveal his identity to us.
Slime is easy to make and fun for kids to play with. Mix up a batch of sea slime for your ocean themed Vacation Bible School or youth group meeting.
This prayer service makes a nice accompaniment to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It could also be used for a youth ministry meeting about forgiveness or baptism. #YouthMinistry #forgiven