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Meet Intern Maggie

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The OYM welcomed three Spring Interns into our ministry team last month. We are excited and blessed to have them join us in serving youth ministry in our Archdiocese of St. Louis! Today I want to introduce you to Maggie, so check out somethings she shared with me:

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Meet Intern Katie

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The OYM welcomed three Spring Interns into our ministry team last month. We are excited and blessed to have them join us in serving youth ministry in our Archdiocese of St. Louis! Today I want to introduce you to Katie, so check out somethings she shared with me: Read more »

Meet Intern Laura

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In January of 2015 the Office of Youth Ministry welcomed three Spring Interns into our ministry team. We are excited and blessed to have them join us in serving youth ministry in our Archdiocese of St. Louis! Today I want to introduce you to Laura, so check out somethings she shared with me:

Laura Dieckhoff

School and Year? Sophomore at Saint Louis University

What are you studying? Theology with a minor in Biology

Home Parish? St. Mary’s- Pierce City, MO

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#GenLifeSTL Pilgrimage

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What is Generation Life?
 
Generation Life is an annual event lead by the Office of Youth Ministry of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. As many of you may know, the March for Life takes place in Washington DC every year on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Inspired by the Church’s pro-life teachings, we gather teenagers and young adults from around the St. Louis area to attend the march in the nation’s capitol.
 
While we are there, we will also have three days of programming, Mass, confessions, and free time to tour the city.
 
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Lost & Found

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Out of everyone in my family, I always seemed to be the kid that got lost all the time.  I would see a cool ride at Six Flags and turn around and realize none of my 5 brothers, my sister, or my parents were anywhere in sight.  Once I was in the basement playing nintendo and came upstairs to find everyone had left to go out to dinner (When your mom asks if everyone is here and six kids say, “Yes”, it sounds a lot like 7 kids saying “Yes”).  The good news is that my family was really good at finding me!

In many ways I think we all can be like that with God.  We can be right there with Him and then next thing we know our worlds get turned upside down and we don’t know where He went.  We may even blame Him for leaving us, but in reality we just turned our sights on something or someone else. Read more »

Stinky Face

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My son is almost 13 months old and one of the books he really likes (and so do I) is called, I love you stinky face.  In this book the mother tells her son, “I love you my wonderful child,” but the son replies with a series of questions.  One of the questions is, “But Mama, what if I was a super-smelly skunk and everyone called me stinky face, would you still love me then?”
The boy’s mother comes up with a clever answer to every question and also tells her son that she loves him, no matter if he is a one-eyed monster, an allegator, or any other creature.
I love this story because it is cute and funny, but also because it speaks so much of God’s Love for us!

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