Year’s ago, I was introduced to the “Catholic Youth Bible” produced by St. Mary’s Press. Or course, I used it for youth ministry, but it has also become “My Bible.” You will find me praying with it. The Catholic Youth Bible, is updated every couple of years. Each book has an introduction so you know why it was written and what was going on in relevant History. Most importantly, in almost every chapter, it relates a chosen story to current teen issues. This helps even me to keep the story in my mind when making decisions or looking for guid- ance.
At our Confirmation Retreat, about half of our teens raised their hands to answer that they had a Bible. Some of those were family Bibles, few could say they had their own Bible. We are sending our Candidates and Sponsors with tools to prepare for Confirmation this Summer. Included this year will be a hardcover Catholic Youth Bible for them to keep, a gift from this community. We are inviting you to make it even more personal by making the gift from individuals, encouraging teens to remember to pray for the donor inscribed in the cover. With shipping, the Bibles will cost about $45. Please make the check payable to St. Aidan and include in the envelope what you would like inscribed on the single line to be placed inside the cover.
Coordinator of Youth Ministry