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Scouting as a means of spiritual growth

Scouting programs are often a place to learn valuable life lessons — and for these Boy and Girl Scouts in southern New Jersey, they also became a means for spiritual

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Teens and parents growing closer to God together

Scott Anthony, a youth minister in Pennsylvania, recalls the moment one of his teens took her father’s hand and guided him through the rosary. It happened at a “Parent-Teen Night”

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A retreat can be a ‘mountaintop experience’

A time of renewal, a chance to dive deeper into the faith, a mountaintop experience. That’s what retreats provide for a group of young people at Our Lady of Peace

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Parish ministry strives to reach youth ‘where they’re at’

Julie LaRosa, director of youth ministry at the Church of the Holy Family, will never forget a heart-warming letter she received from the parents of a middle-schooler in her program.

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Question sparks a simple conversion over lunch

A simple conversation over lunch sparked a ministry idea for a group of young adults from a Vineland parish. Jose Rodriguez, 24, of Divine Mercy Parish, and another young adult

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Nourishing faith through music and Scripture

For a group of young people in Bridgeton, the youth choir at the Parish of the Holy Cross is a place where they can discover their own gifts, learn practical

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Still teenagers, but taking the lead

They’re willing to take charge, they’re committed and responsible — and they’re role models of faith for their peers. They’re the Lead Team at Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Parish

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Family Dinners for teens at an Ocean City parish

For a group of teens in Ocean City, Family Dinners are the place to be — for a hearty meal, meaningful fellowship and a chance to discover where their Catholic

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Preparing girls for their quinceañera

Life is a gift. That’s the message Father Rene Canales of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Blackwood wants to get across to the young women he helps prepare for

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The Mystery Players are the thing

For the teens in a local Franciscan Mystery Players group, everything is a prayer — from their performances on stage to their interactions with the audience members afterward. The group