Fasting Prayer

One reason we fast is to demonstrate humility before the sovereign Creator of the universe. God responds when we diligently and wholeheartedly seek Him (2 Chronicles 7:14). Sometimes this involves confession and repentance from sin. This was the case of the Ninevites when Jonah reluctantly told them God was going to bring judgment upon them (Jonah 3:5,10), 50 they called a fast and repented of their sin. Fasting demonstrates humility by acknowledging our dependence on God. In Psalm 35, David laments his enemies’ harsh treatment of him in contrast to how he cared for them when they were ill. He humbled his soul by fasting and praying for their recovery (Psalm 35:13).

Youth Meeting

Youth Ministers are always looking for fun activities to keep youth involved in the ministry program. Before planning any ac tivity, advance preparation is key. Sit back and think about any risks that may be involved and what steps need to be taken to ensure the safety of all partici pants. When planning any activity, be sure to contact the (Arch) Diocese prior to scheduling. What may seem like a good idea to you or young people in your group may be viewed as a bad idea to parents, the parish, and/or t he (Arch) Diocese.

Village Ministry



Village Ministers are always looking for fun activities to keep youth involved in the ministry program. Before planning any ac tivity, advance preparation is key. Sit back and think about any risks that may be involved and what steps need to be taken to ensure the safety of all partici pants. When planning any activity, be sure to contact the (Arch) Diocese prior to scheduling. What may seem like a good idea to you or young people in your group may be viewed as a bad idea to parents, the parish, and/or t he (Arch) Diocese.