Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.
Prayer for the Home:
Learn about Servant of God Nicholas Black Elk
While many observe Columbus Day today, it is also Indigenous Peoples Day. Take this opportunity to learn about Servant of God Nicholas Black Elk, a Lakota man who lived in South Dakota and catechized many of his people in the faith, and pray for his canonization.
In 2015, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops published Forming Consciences for Faithful Discipleship: A Call to Political Responsibility as a way to help Catholics engage in political life and approach the important task of voting. Also available in Spanish here.
Youth Group Session Outline on Mental Health
Developed for the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry by Sean Van Geison, this resource provides a template for a session to be conducted in a youth group setting that will teach young people about identifying signs of mental illness, talking to others about it, and seeking help.
In a recent thread on Twitter, Dr. Aisha Ahmad shared some words of wisdom on responding to sustained crisis situations, gained from her time spent in disaster zones. She wrote and shared this article, summarizing the thread and offering practical advice as a winter of isolation, illness, and no doubt discontent approaches.
And just for fun:
Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang are turning 70 this year, and it’s nearly time for Linus’ perennial vigil in his “most sincere” pumpkin patch. Here’s a list of seven life lessons that can be relearned year after year, whether the Great Pumpkin ever makes his appearance or not.
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