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April 13, 2017

St. Brigid Parish, San Diego, CA Millennial & Parish Study, Part 2 – Drill Down

Study Background and Objectives Background - St. Brigid and nine other parishes nationwide are partnered with Parish Catalyst (organization that supports developmen...

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March 21, 2017

St. Brigid Parish, San Diego, CA, Millennial & Parish Study

Study Background and Objectives Background - Parish Catalyst invited St. Brigid Parish (along with 9 other parishes from around the U.S.) to spend the next 18 months ...

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March 6, 2017

Millennials attend multi-parish brunch in Medford to discuss how to build ministry

Following through on a promise to bring together millennials from area parishes to get acquainted and encourage young adult ministry, St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford, hosted a brunch Feb. 25. “The brunch was an effort to bring area parish young a...

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February 28, 2017

When you hear the word “Lent” what comes to mind?

We asked six young adults- at various stages in the relationship to the Catholic Church to tell us What Lent means to them. Jordan: When I hear the word "Lent," I think of preparing myself for the death and resurrection of Christ...

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October 21, 2016

Standing Together in Opposite Aisles: Engaging Political Difference Among Young Adults

After 110 years in the North Side of Chicago’s Lincoln Park, St. Clement’s Parish is no stranger to the colorful history of Chicago politics.  As young families and professionals have made Lincoln Park a ...

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June 24, 2016

Millennial Leadership in the Parish

After attending a Parish Catalyst session on millennial discipleship, Catzel Bumpus and the parish staff at Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, were convinced that they needed to include more millennials in positions of lead...

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June 24, 2016

Morning Prayer on Campus

When you think college students, “morning” and “prayer” are not the first words that spring to mind. At 8:30am on Tuesday mornings, a couple white-robed Dominican chaplains and campus minister Julie Bellefeuille of the CONTINUE READING

June 24, 2016

Snowshoe Mass- An Invitation to the Beauty of God

Throughout scripture, God often speaks to his people on mountains. Jesus preached his most well-know sermon on a mountain (Matthew 5-7). This past February, a group of students and parishioners of

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February 16, 2016

Caffeine Catalyzer

When I arrived at St. Catherine's a year and half ago, the undergraduate student population had fallen on somewhat hard times. As the newly ordained associate pastor, a number of shifts in parish staffing and managemen...

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December 14, 2015

“Making Space for Millennials,” Not Just Making Room

At the 2013 Theology on Tap series at St. Denis Catholic Community, a small group of young adults decided they wanted to continue fellowshipping. Now here we are in 2015, and the group of young adults is still gatherin...

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