So today was our annual Teaching Touching Safety class, part of a program to prevent child sexual abuse and to ensure the safety of our youth. This, as always, was led by our VIRTUS certified instructor, Angela. Today’s focus was on online behaviour, specifically being careful with the information that […]

School / Employer vs Church

This Palm Sunday, the Confirmation students and I had a very special Stations of the Cross using art that they themselves painted. For the past two weeks, Youth Leader and resident artist Eugene Moon supervised the students’ painting of each of the 14 Stations, guiding them on both technique and […]

Stations of the Cross

While talking to the young adults at the Fortes in Fide retreat yesterday, it crossed my mind that there was a lot of stuff that my Confirmation Class might benefit from hearing, so today, I gave them a PG-13 version of my keynote. After I was done, there were 20 […]

An Unplanned Witness Talk

After a long summer, Confirmation Class is finally back! It was great to see all the kids again, and beautiful to see how much they had bonded after their summer camp and other activities such as ice skating, all organized by our amazing youth leaders. This second and final year […]

Back to School

Yesterday, on Saturday, November 16, many people (including our youth) gathered at our church to make food packages for poor children, and today was a good opportunity to reflect on poverty around the world and what it means to be a victim of poverty. We talked about the “Report Card […]

Youth Faith Formation 9: Poverty

We know that one of the ten commandments commands us to have no other gods beside our God, and not to make ourselves idols or likenesses to worship. We discussed exactly how the Israelites must have felt when their leader, Moses, had been away for so long, and their God […]

Youth Faith Formation 7: Idols

Our curriculum begins in earnest next Sunday, September 29. We hope to create a special prayer, co-written by every member of Youth Faith Formation, that we can recite at the beginning of every class. So today we talked about what prayer means to us, what a prayer should be, and […]

Youth Faith Formation 2: Prayer