Free Resources

Are you looking to find great resources for your youth ministry, but you don't know where to look?  Maybe you are looking for a great night for your teens focusing on Advent.  Here's a whole page of free resources just waiting to be downloaded.  What are you waiting for?  

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Stirring it Up!

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      Paul Masek, the coordinator of the REAP Team of our Office of Youth Ministry here in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, has just published Stirring It Up.  This three-part book project, which was developed with Catholic teenagers in mind, includes a book "Stirring It Up" (practical tips for staying close to God), another book "All Bottled Up" (letters from teens answered) and an audio CD "Stirring It Up More" (which contains additional inspirational material). Read more »

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

If you are a youth minister and have ever wondered if what you were doing at your parish was really making a difference, you probably asked yourself at least once should I stay or should I go?  Am I right?  Duffy Robbins a member of the Youth Specialties Resource Seminar Team has provided some great insight into this topic.  He speaks not only from his personal experience but also from the experiences of other youth ministers.   

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We are all called to become saints!

The month of November is dedicated to All Souls.  We are asked to remember all those who gave gone before us in our prayers.  Our mission as members of the Church is to become holy.  The Saints provide us with great examples of holiness.  In the Office of Readings for the Feast of All Saints, St. Bernard describes why we venerate the saints.  In calling the saints to our minds, we are spured on to set our eyes on things above and not things of earth.  Check out this article to read more. 

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