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Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz does an excelent job revealing our faith in a loving and joyful manner. These 5 - 10 minute videos cover many topics and are a great way to spark conversation with your youth. 

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Catholic Bible Study For a Lifetime of Spiritual Growth

The following resource will assist one in organizing, and running, a Bible study. It provides background information about the Bible, how-to guides that teach you skills, and Catholic Bible study guides. The study of Sacred Scripture is a valuable way to deepen our knowledge and understanding of our faith. Organizing, and running, a Bible study is a great way to fellowship, and build relationships, with others through a spiritually enriching activity. 

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The Bible Timeline

The Bible Timeline is a fascinating study that takes participants on a journey through the entire Bible. They will go deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. Using a unique color-coded system, they will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and see how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith. The Bible Timeline has been granted the Imprimatur.

 

 

 

 

View The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation

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Understanding the Bible

The United Sates Conference of Catholic Bishops offers numerous resources for Catholics to enrich their journey with Christ. One means in which to grow deeper in the Lord is through the reading, and study of the Bible. The ten points offered by the USCCB is a great starting off point for anyone wanting to develop and begin a Bible study.    

View USCCB's 10 points of fruitful Scripture reading

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YOUCAT

Endorsed by the Pope, the YOUCAT is a great resource to assist one in passing on the truth of what the Church believes and teaches. Created for the young person in mind, the YOUCAT provides an accessible means to pass on the Catholic faith to highschoolers. The YOUCAT, and other publications that can be utilized in conjuction with the YOUCAT, can be found on the YOUCAT foundation site (link below). 

 
 
 
 

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View Exploring the YOUCAT

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Just 5 Days

Just 5 Days is an opportunity for middle school youth to encounter Christ through meaningful service, faith building, fellowship and fun. For $290 a person, middle school aged youth can participate in this hands on program. There are a variety of locations available, and CMD (Center for Ministry Development) can provide you with promotional materials and assistance to help you make this event a successful endeavor. For additional information access their website through the link provided below. You will also find their promotional brochure attached.  

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Download Just 5 Days Brochure

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Young Neighbors In Action

Young Neighbors in Action provides youth with an opportunity to encounter Christ through meaningful service and prayer. For $395 a person, high school aged youth can participate in this wonderful program. There are numerous locations available, and CMD (Center for Ministry Development) will provide you with promotional materials to assist you with advertising, and preparing, for this faith filled service opportunity. For additional information access their website through the link provided below. You will also find their promotional brochure attached.  

 
 
 

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Download Young Neighbors in Action Brochure

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All for God

All for God, a website that provides youth ministry resources, has great preconstructed youth sessions on numerous different topics. Along with these sessions, this site also offers other resources and fundraising ideas. Take a look, adapt them, and utilize them with your youth.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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New Evangelization

The Catholic Apostolate Center has valuable information on the New Evangelization. For more information and numerous resources on the New Evangelization visit their website here.

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Confession Resources

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has numerous resources that can be useful in relaying the value and importance of attending Confession. Many times fear, trepidation, and anxiety prevents us from experiencing this wonderful Sacrament and the healing that it provides. Take a moment to visit their webpage at, http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/penance/index.cfm  you will find numerous articles and other material that I know will be useful when speaking about this Sacrament. Additionally there are a few documents below that I believe you might find useful. These can be printed and use to spark small group discussions. 

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National Center for Padre Pio

Just about a hour and twenty minutes from Wilmington, DE situated in Barto, PA is the National Center for Padre Pio. Recognized by the Holy See for its spiritual work this is a great place to pilgrimage or for a retreat. This center to Padre Pio has touched and moved many who have visited it and there is numerous testimonies about the wonderful healing nature of this holy place. To learn more about the history of the National Center for Padre Pio and what it may offer you and those you serve visit their website by clicking here.

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Empowering Disciples: A Work in Progress

The complete document - all ten sections - of Empowering Disciples: A Work in Progress is now online. This wiki site is itself a work in progress and plans are underway to make the document more in keeping with this new site. In the meantime, you can find the policies and guidelines for ministry, FSGC commentary, and an explanation of forms used in ministry. 

The sections are down one side and the sub-sections are listed alphabetically, the only way wikispaces will let you create a table of contents. Its not perfect, but its updated and its online. Policies, as always, are in red. 

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Empowering Disciples (PDF)

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