Posts Tagged ‘Youth Ministry’

Nominations open for 2020 Delargey Awards Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

The NZ Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is seeking nominations for the 2020 Delargey Awards, which recognise significant and outstanding contributions to Catholic youth ministry in Aotearoa New Zealand. Begun in 2008, the biannual awards are named in honour of Cardinal Reginald Delargey (1914-79), a former Bishop of Auckland and Archbishop of Wellington who was noted Read more

Young Catholics – the church of now Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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In the central rotunda of Keating Hall on the campus of Fordham University, there is a unique statue that is often overlooked by the the busy students and faculty who walk by on the way to class. The statue depicts Jesus at 18, the average age of an incoming college student. According to Aloysius Hogan, Read more

Youth Conference had a problem – too many people came Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016
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Organisers of an annual youth conference in Brisbane faced an unusual challenge… too many people wanted to come. The four-day event is getting so big might “soon outgrow” present its venue. The conference took place 22 to 25 September. It drew more than 1600 registered participants, a marked increase on last year’s event. The travelled Read more

Logos youth workers make friends with Jade Comments 0

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

What will future Catholic Ministry look like as our priests age and numbers of priests diminish? In today’s faster paced world, are those un-ordained people living their faith and ministering to others as an integral part of who they are, their work, and their daily interactions with others becoming the new ‘priests’? Andrea O’Hagan and Read more

Palmerston North diocese in search of youth ministers Comments 0

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The diocese of Palmerston North is looking for  a Te Ahi Kaa/Young Adult Ministry Coordinator. The coordinator will have live-in oversight of Te Ahi Kaa,— a community of 4 young adults (students or workers) committed to a year of service, prayer, hospitality and formation of themselves and other young people. The team of youth ministers will be Read more

Five fatal flaws in youth ministry Comments 0

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Not too long ago, I was asked to put together a list of what makes successful youth ministries successful. As I was thinking about this, I found myself almost immediately coming up with a list of the opposite. I could readily come up with a list of traits that contributed to unsuccessful youth ministries. I Read more

Church cannot shy away from talking about sex Comments 0

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

A common activity in youth work is to use the day’s newspapers to help start a discussion with young people. I can only imagine the apprehension of any church youth leaders using this activity last Wednesday. The Daily Mail headline, ‘Minister: My fear for boys warped by porn’ could have produced a rather uncomfortable conversation. Read more

Is World Youth Day worth it? Comments 0

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

My Facebook newsfeed in recent days has been filled with exciting stories and photos about World Youth Day (WYD)—which ended today with a Mass in Rio. Yet again, we have had some amazing quotes from Pope Francis on his visit to Brazil reminding us about the church’s social and ethical obligations towards the poor. However, Read more

Youth ministry in Wellington receives a shake-up Comments 0

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Youth ministry in the Wellington archdiocese has received a shake-up, with a renewed focus on mentoring and training to be implemented from early next year.

A review document looking at resourcing across the archdiocese concluded funds ought to be channelled more towards supporting those already working with young people

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