The purpose of this reflection is to help youth consider who they give authority to in their lives. Who do teenagers listen to?
YOUCAT is a catechism for young Catholics. It transforms the teachings found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church into an easy to understand format. It is a wonderful resource for young people who want to learn more about the Catholic faith.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a complete summary of all that the Catholic Church teaches and believes.
This is another indoor water game. It is not messy at all! This works well with any age group also. It would go well with any topic related to water, such as baptism, or a community theme, since the water drop sticks together.
Truth be Told: Basics in Catholic Apologetics is a good book for learning to defend parts of the Catholic faith to those who challenge it. It will also help you learn more about your faith! The book is aimed at teenagers, but anyone with youth in their lives can benefit from reading it.
This is a game which helps youth understand the importance of clear instructions and helping each other stay on the right path. It goes well with a meeting focused on friends or the teaching of the Church.
Pentecost is just around the corner and it is, of course, the birthday of the Church. Introduce this idea at your youth ministry meeting by having a birthday party for the church. Then use the reflection questions to help your teens go deeper into the idea of how they are sent to share the good news, just like the disciples. #Pentecost #HolySpirit
And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of heaven. . #Catholic #Pope #KeysOfHeaven #ChairOfStPeter
Purgatory can be a topic of confusion for our young Catholics. If God forgives our sins, why do Catholics believe in Purgatory? The short answer is that our sins are like breaking a window. God forgives us for doing that, but the effect is still there. The window is still broken. Purgatory is where that effect is “fixed up”.
On November 2, Catholics observe the Feast of All Souls. This is a day to remember our beloved dead and pray for them. At our parish, there is a table where parishioners can display photographs of their deceased loved ones. It is there for most of the month of November.