Greetings to all the good folks up in Rice Lake, Wisconsin!
I was up there Tuesday and Wednesday for the Diocese of Superior Fall Conference, doing a couple of workshops on “Teaching to Generation Me.” Some of you may recall that a few months back, I did a series of posts on a book titled “Generation Me” by Jean Twenge, M.D. and offered some thoughts on how catechists can respond to the unique challenges this generation presents. The Director of Pastoral Services of the Diocese of Superior, Richard Lyons, read my posts and invited me to speak at their conference. What an amazing world we live in that we can connect on matters of faith over hundreds of miles that separate us!
Anyway, I enjoyed talking with catechists and Catholic school teachers about the generation of kids (and their parents) that we are ministering to. We all agreed that the Holy Spirit will guide us to find the most effective ways to communicate the Gospel to this generation!
Let me add as well that it was a beautiful 6 1/2 hour drive (one way) with the leaves changing colors all around me!