Young adolescence is a time of transformation, identity construction and meaning making. It is also a time where your young teen is looking to the family as a model for faith practices and development. The following are resources to empower your family to celebrate your faith at home.
“Catholic Identity” is a phrase that both adults and young people struggle to define. We hope this post will provide greater clarity as your family define’s its Catholic identity and how that identity is put into practice. Each of us has an identity that is made up of a variety of factors: the communities and […]
As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.’ Immediately they left their nets and followed him.As he went […]
In the middle school ministry we are often asked questions about Scripture. Here are some resources to for your home discussions: Catechism of the Catholic Church I would ask you to especially consider points 4-6. Young adolescents have epistemological concerns. Epistemology is a term which means “how do we know what we know?” and is concerned […]
In the Spring of 2013 we began to explore the symbols of our faith. We began by defining what a symbol is: an icon that stands for/points to something else and invites us to act accordingly. This second half of our definition is not found in the traditional definition of symbol. We considered symbols that […]