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Friday, February 25 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Youth Culture and Religion

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In Mark 10, we read about the encounters of Jesus with a rich young ruler who asks Jesus what he must do to attain eternal life. In a May 2007 homily on this passage, Pope Benedict XVI commented "The question in the Gospel does not regard only the future. On the contrary, it exists as a task in the present, in the here and now. In short, the young man's question raises the issue of life's meaning: What must I do so that my life is not wasted?"

It's a question that hasn't gone away, and the students sitting in our classrooms are still asking it. With twenty-four years experience working with young people, Evergreen Catholic Schools chaplain Mike Landry will lead a session that will look at the cultural reality of the students we serve and what it has in common with our own experience of being young. Drawing from both personal experience and the data collected by Notre Dame University's "National Study of Youth (https://youthandreligion.nd.edu/), Mike will offer some insights to the spiritual reality of those students sitting in our classrooms. What questions are they asking? Where are schools, churches, and families having success passing on the faith - and what are some of the common shortcomings in the way we do things? Finally, he'll examine some of the challenges and opportunities their cultural experience brings in teaching them religion (and sharing faith.)

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Michael Landry

Teaching Religion in Technicolor / Youth Culture and Religion
Read through the history of our faith, and you’ll notice that God has often chosen unlikely people along the way. Growing up, Mike Landry was a geeky, awkward teenager whose faith was awakened thanks to a parish youth ministry program that was launched during his high school years... Read More →

Friday February 25, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
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