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Teens & Faith: A Conversation
September 13, 2022 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Parents, Grandparents, CCD Coordinators, Youth Directors, Teachers: This conversation is for you. Come and hear Katherine Angulo, Program Director of the Thriving in Ministry Initiative at the McGrath Institute at the University of Notre Dame.
In Christus Vivit, Pope Francis presents a vision for accompanying youth and reminds us that parents and all adults who work with youth have an opportunity to talk with and walk with young people to connect faith and life. Youth today are making big decisions about their lives and their faith. Young people in our parishes need someone to accompany them; they need faith companions. Parents of adolescents deserve support and tools for making the faith connection. This workshop is designed for parents of youth, Confirmation sponsors, catechists, youth ministry team members, and parish leaders who work with youth.
A large part of the young person’s life is centered on questions such as, “Who am I?” “What is my life’s purpose?” “Who am I to others?” and “How can I contribute to society?” We need to help young people see where God is working in their lives. If we start with rules and doctrinal concepts, they may tune us out, ignore us, or argue with us. Instead, we begin with an encounter with the person of Christ.
Come and join the conversation. This is a FREE event.