Catholic Connection – May 5, 2015 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

  • Description: Elena Rodriguez fills in for the travelling Teresa Tomeo.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Elena Rodriguez

+  Rebuilding Youth Ministry: Ten Practical Strategies for Catholic Parishes

  • Description: "Christopher Wesley, director of student ministry at Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland--the Catholic parish at the center of the bestselling book Rebuilt--has doubled teen participation in his programs and tripled the number of adult volunteers who work with youth. In Rebuilding Youth Ministry, Wesley presents ten indispensable strategies for creating successful youth programs where teens feel connected, stay involved, and grow in faith. In Rebuilding Youth Ministry, Christopher Wesley coaches fellow Catholic leaders how to overcome common hurdles of ministering to young people. Wesley shares how he faced feelings of complacency, underestimated youth, and entertained rather than ministered in his own parish. Wesley built a distinctive program based on small group faith formation and sustained with the assistance of more than sixty volunteer adult mentors." (Originally aired March 9, 2015)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Christopher Wesley
    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • Rebuilding Youth Ministry: Ten Practical Strategies for Catholic Parishes
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+  Pope Francis and Pilgrimage

  • Description: Pope Francis on pilgrimage: "The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life. Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the human being is a viator, a pilgrim travelling along the road, making his way to the desired destination. Similarly, to reach the Holy Door in Rome or in any other place in the world, everyone, each according to his or her ability, will have to make a pilgrimage. This will be a sign that mercy is also a goal to reach and requires dedication and sacrifice. May pilgrimage be an impetus to conversion: by crossing the threshold of the Holy Door, we will find the strength to embrace God’s mercy and dedicate ourselves to being merciful with others as the Father has been with us." (Originally aired April 21, 2015)
  • Segment Guests:

+  Archbishop Cordileone Update

+  Archbishop Cordileone Update

  • Description: Eva Muntean continued

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