On Being Wounded

We weren’t created for brokenness, but we all live it every day. We are a wounded people living in a broken world. Too many times we gloss over this in ministry at our parishes or want people to deal with it before they arrive … but our parishes can be a place of hope and healing. … More On Being Wounded

Great Catholic Reads: The Art of Forming Young Disciples

A few weeks ago as I was walking to my car after Mass I overheard a teen talking to someone about our youth group. She said she’s gone a few times, but she’s not friends with the other teens nor did she feel like she learned anything useful while she was there. So she hasn’t been back. It got me thinking about this book I just finished about youth ministry and what we can do to revolutionize our approach. … More Great Catholic Reads: The Art of Forming Young Disciples

Great Reads: Great Catholic Parishes

If you’ve met me in person you know I’m never without a book (or 2 or 3). I think reading is the best way to live someone else’s story and experience a new adventure. In 2018 I read over 200 books and learned so many new and interesting things. This year I’m going to read a “Catholic Church Book” every month or so and share the wisdom I glean here with you … so you can either ‘get everything you need from my post and save yourself a few hours of reading’ or ‘get excited about reading it on your own.’ By “Catholic Church Book” I mean, a book that is designed to help parishes grow and thrive! I’ve got a whole bookshelf, but if you have a favorite you think I should read, let me know! I’m always in the market for a new book! … More Great Reads: Great Catholic Parishes