Accompaniment: Let’s Talk about Faith and Real Life with Adolescents

Thursday October 13, 2022

7 pm – 9 pm Eastern or 7 pm – 9 pm Mountain

In ‘Christus Vivit’, Pope Francis presents a vision for accompanying youth and reminds us that parents and all adults who work with youth have an opportunity to talk with and walk with young people to connect faith and life.  Youth today are making big decisions about their lives and their faith. Young people in our parishes need someone to accompany them; they need faith companions.  Parents of adolescents and all who work with youth deserve support and tools for making the faith connection.  This workshop is designed for ministry leaders who work with youth and will provide a vision for implementing support for all who accompany youth in faith and life.


Presenter: Tom East, MA

Tom is a national speaker and serves as the Pastoral Assistant for Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in Tacoma. Previously, he was the Director of the Center for Ministry Development, Director of Youth Ministry, Associate Director of Religious Education, and College Campus Minister for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Tom holds a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. Tom provides workshops for parents of young adults as well as retreats and workshops for young adults. Tom is author for numerous books and resources including Leadership for Catholic Youth Ministry.

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