Our youth minister, Brendon Orian, shares reflections primarily on the Sunday readings. Here is the entire collection of past videos.
For youth in Grades 6-12 who are interested in joining the youth ministry parents can connect with Brendon by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 April 2021: This second Sunday of Easter brings us to the person of St. Thomas. Often known as doubting Thomas, he speaks a profound truth about Christ. How can we allow our doubts in faith turn into great professions of love and truth for God?
29 March 2021: On Easter we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ from the dead. This joyous time points us towards our future. To the future of the resurrection of the dead. We are called to strive each day for holiness and hopefully spend the rest of eternal life with God in heaven, body and soul.
23 March 2021: This Sunday we have a long and very rich Gospel depicting the final days and hours leading to Christ's death on the cross. We hear His final words to His disciples. We see the institution of the Eucharist. We see His betrayal, His sentence, and His crucifixion. He went through all of this for each one of us so that we could have eternal life.
Jesus follows the Father's will perfectly. Let's ask Him today for the ability to follow God's will in our life.
18 March 2021: By dying to ourselves we allow the law of God to be written on our hearts.
10 March 2021: Today we look at the Gospel from John 3:14-21. What does it mean that God gave His only Son so that you may have eternal life with Him?
3 March 2021: This week we take a look at what's keeping us from God. What are the idols in our lives that distract or even take the place of God in our lives?
24 February 2021: As we enter into the 2nd Week of Lent we are faced with a difficult story of God asking Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. What are we to make of this?
18 February 2021: We're just starting Lent so I decided why not explain a bit of what Lent is about. I mention some ideas for fasting, prayer, and almsgiving in this video.
11 February 2021: This week we explore the Gospel reading of Jesus healing a man with leprosy.
4 February 2021: Today we look at how to respond to suffering in our lives.