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Parishes and schools are encouraged to have young people carry the cross into parish or school liturgies as a witness to our responsibility to share this symbol of Christ’s love. You may also wish to have the cross present during retreats as a part of prayer space, to use it as part of a prepared prayer service, or to be creative and think of your own ways to utilize the cross in your ministry. Remember that it is a diocesan cross, so in time, thousands of young people will have carried it, prayed before it, and been inspired by it.
Use the Hosting the Cross resource to plan your experience with the cross and to answer any questions you might have. Use the Resource Packet for suggested prayers and activities.
Recent winners of a Telly award for their movie, Palm Sunday, NFCYM collaborating members Spirit Juice Studios and outside da box offer many videos for youth ministry, many of which may be used as prayer resources. Visit their websites to find free and paid resources.
This resource provides important tools to identify, encourage, and support all youth ministry volunteers. Of particular interest are the prerequisites, screening, and the necessity of role descriptions. Purchase the resource here.
This comprehensive list includes tips for talking to your teens about their faith, ideas for strengthening your relationships, suggestions for modeling good behavior at home and at work, and general tips for ways we can all create faith-filled families in our parishes, schools, communities, and homes.
This link brings you to more resources from the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. It consists of many different topics, such as: youth development, pastoral responses, and much more; so check them out now!
What would your youth ministry calendar look like if you took into account all the demands on parents and young people? If we want our ministry to be family friendly, why not consider inviting parents and teens to help us plan? These lists, developed as an exercise in the youth ministry certification class, “Practices of Youth Ministry” can help you as you plan. Summer is not included. We had to leave some work for you and your team!