Alpha: A wonderful evangelization tool

In January my husband, Deacon Randy Potempa and I were privileged to attend the Alpha Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Out of the 1,600 in attendance from all over the United States, 800 attendees were Catholic.

‘A new horizon, a decisive direction’

As I go around the diocese trying to aid parish youth ministry efforts, my message has become the need for 1) adults who care (as noted in the January issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic), 2) opportunities for the faith lives of youth to come alive, and 3) opportunities for youth to live out their faith as disciples.

Faith that sticks

During the recent synod listening sessions, one of the most consistently mentioned issues was the deep concern of parents whose adult children are no longer practicing their faith. A similar concern was the lack of young people in our pews.