This week on May 13 at 6:30pm Fr. Ned Scheidecker and Liz McMahon have a conversation about vocations. Fr. Ned, still in his first year of his vocation as a priest, has a lot of great wisdom, insight, and humor to share with young people about listening to God for His plans in your life.
Liz McMahon, former Legendary Lodge Counselor and current youth ministry volunteer in the Bitterroot Valley, spent most of her college career actively discerning a call to the religious life. God had different plans for her, however, and she is now in the final weeks of planning her wedding to her fiance Derek (youth minister in Stevensville).

Our goal is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with joy, in all circumstances.

As St. Paul says in his second letter to Timothy:

“So you, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And what you heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will have the ability to teach others as well. Bear your share of hardship along with me like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.”

We strongly encourage our priests, youth ministers, DRE’s, and catechists to find creative ways to serve and teach our people through this trying time. God has gifted us with technology that allows us to stay connected even when isolated. Use this gift and your creativity to continue our mission!

To that end, the Diocese of Helena Offices of Catholic Formation and Youth & Young Adult Ministry have gathered these online resources:

Online resources to share with your community:

  • USCCB Resources: The Bishops have put together a list of various resources.
  • Ministering through Covid-19: The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) has developed this page as a resource for youth ministers that includes webinars, documents, and links to other resources.
  • Diocese of Helena Homepage: Find Bishop Vetter’s Friday Video series along with homily podcasts from several of our diocesan priests.
  • ODBfilms.com: All of their resources have recently been made available for free online!
  • Ascension Presents YouTube Channel: Hours of quality content from some of the best Catholic speakers.
  • Ave Maria Press YouTube Channel: Short videos on topics that are relevant to everyday Catholics, and more!
  • Formed.org: Think “Netflix for Catholics,” this is an online hub of some of the best Catholic media. (Many parishes have paid for a subscription for their parishioners to access the content for free! Contact your parish for details.)
  • LifeTeen: In addition to their gathered ministry resources, LifeTeen does offer some free resources that are great for individuals and families. Specifically, check out their weekly Lenten series on YouTube called “Lectio Live.