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By Gail Finke As a scorching summer burns to a close, thoughts turn from camps and concerts to school, fall sports, and programs organized around the academic year.      Summer youth programs at parishes, schools, and organizations – many that have long histories, others new and fast-growing – have

Awake Junior High Camps:  Youth Evangelization and Discipleship Director Brad Bursa calls these “pre-evangelization” opportunities concentrating on building community, especially within youth groups. Because the Christian life is difficult to lead in isolation and young people are often isolated, Bursa said, the camps are meant to give students from grade

Reflecting on the experience (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
What is Abide? Simply put Abide, through personal accompaniment, forms and commissions high school youth to root their lives in Christ through His Church, and to share this Christian joy with others as missionary disciples. Abide’s pinnacle experience presents a unique opportunity: to go into the world as a missionary

Discussing the From and the For: Love one another. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
VIA, which means “by way of,” is the way that the Office for Youth Evangelization and Discipleship pursues its vision. It is the fruit of lived experience amongst youth ministers who desire to grow in the interior life, in faithfully living out their vocation, and in giving their lives for

VIA Catholic invites all youth ministry volunteers to a new event: a day-long formation retreat. Volunteers will have the opportunity to seek the face of Christ, while being equipped with practical tools for evangelization and discipleship. It aims to provide both spiritual and practical principles by which youth evangelization can be approached,

By Gail Finke VIA. It’s a new name, but an ancient idea: Evangelizing to others by the witness of a life of faith, grounded in prayer. “It’s not a new program,” said Brad Bursa, Director of the Office for Youth Evangelization and Discipleship for the archdiocese. “It’s not anything the

Abide, a great opportunity for high school students, is coming to Cincinnati on June 14th through June 18th at Mount Saint Joseph University. Abide is unique! A typical teen conference lasts three days (at most). Abide is five days. Teens are not only taught about who Jesus is, they live