Called to Accompany

Called to Accompany

19 Episodes

The Called to Accompany series invites youth ministry volunteers to learn and explore the many aspects that make a parish youth ministry successful. Through videos and group discussion, volunteers are encouraged to respond to Pope Francis's call to accompany the youth towards a deep and fulfilling relationship with Christ and His Church.  

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Called to Accompany
  • Introduction by Archbishop Gregory

    Episode 1

  • 1.1 - Welcome

    Episode 2

    Tom East paints the vision of youth ministry as “to, with, by, and for” young people.

  • 1.2 - Generation Z

    Episode 3

    Generation Z
    Ela Milewska talks about ministering to Generation Z—their traits, their spirituality, and the importance of story.

  • 1.3 - Working with Teens

    Episode 4

    Dr. Ansel Augustine and Christina Lamas describe the ideal youth ministry volunteer.

  • 2.1 - Evangelization

    Episode 5

    Doug Tooke opens up the story on the road to Emmaus and what it teaches us about evangelization.

  • 2.2 - Evangelization in Community

    Episode 6

    Doug Tooke shares a story about the importance of community and encountering Christ.

  • 2.3 - Maria's Testimony

    Episode 7

    Maria Rodriguez shares her story, from youth group in high school to her time in college, ultimately responding to the call to minister to teens.

  • 3.1 - Relational Ministry

    Episode 8

    Ela Milewska talks about relational ministry as accompaniment, and how this is the primary approach of youth ministers.

  • 3.2 - Pastoral Care

    Episode 9

    Doug Tooke and Tom East discuss what pastoral care looks like practically and its importance in the ministry.

  • 4.1 - The New Reality

    Episode 10

    Dr. Ansel Augustine shares about how to embrace the different cultures within a church.

  • 4.2 - Cultural Diversity

    Episode 11

    Katherine Angulo and Fr. Joseph Espaillat share their experiences with cultural diversity—both the blessings and the challenges.

  • 5.1 - Christian Leadership

    Episode 12

    Leonard DeLorenzo talks about how Christian leadership differs from the secular world, highlighting its distinctive mark: trust.

  • 5.2 - Lead by Example

    Episode 13

    Various youth leaders open up about the importance of leading by example—recognizing that all can lead, no matter their personalities or traits.

  • 6.1 - Planning

    Episode 14

    Katie Prejean McGrady provides practical advice about planning a year of youth ministry.

  • 6.2 - The Grid

    Episode 15

    The Grid is a resource used in youth ministry to help evaluation the previous year and plan the upcoming year.

  • 7.1 - Liturgy and Worship

    Episode 16

    Fr. Abraham Feliciano focuses on the centrality of the liturgy and why it needs to be a component of any youth ministry program.

  • 7.2 - Music
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    Episode 17

    7.2 - Music

    Episode 17

    Several youth ministers share their experience with music in the liturgy as a way of engaging young people.

  • 8.1 - Justice and Service

    Episode 18

    Augusto Michael Trujillo reflects on “walking the walk” through love and service of neighbor.

  • 8.2 - Changing Lives through Service

    Episode 19

    Several youth ministers and teens share how life changing it can be when young people minister to their communities.

  • Called to Accompany Study Guide

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