Thanks to Fuzzy Cappiella, a wonderful local mom, for volunteering in our Tuesday teen faith sharing group, and to Bonnie Pearson for contributing to brainstorming ideas for the topical discussion. Fuzzy started the day off by briefly sharing her own experience of the practice of praying before meals. Then as a group we reflected on Luke 1:29-33 in light of Pope Benedict’s homily on the subject where the pope emphasizes that the words “Do not fear” apply to us as much as they apply to Mary.
After this we did an examination of conscience and prayed a decade of the Rosary. John presented an overview of the recent Life Teen teaching on living simply (which was a particularly relevant subject considering that we are currently in the midst of Lent.)
This was followed by snacks and soda along with a discussion of current pop culture headlines being noticed by teens. The teens at today’s gathering knew all about musician Rihanna’s recent news which related to breaking up and they offered many of their own ideas and perspectives on how good relationships should work. The teens knew far, far more about this pop culture musician than the adults did, and they offered ideas on how our Catholic faith can help us in making better choices.
This was a fantastic youth group experience and we are pleased to have a group where teens can take the next step in their understanding and practice of the Catholic faith through prayer, fellowship, teachings, and discussion.
Tuesday Teen Faith Sharing Group: Every Tuesday 5 to 7 pm.