Summer: A Church Going Forth

This resource connects you to examples of seasonal commemorations and opportunities with the hope that it might spark the interest and passion of the families you serve. By offering families guidance, resources, and space to explore such moments through a Catholic faith lens, we empower them to more deeply understand the realities of the world and respond faithfully in it. Faith-based resources, web links, and suggested action steps are also provided for encouraging research and peer leadership. Using some of these ideas for fostering a global sense of mission in youth and families can also help them to be the Church going forth in joy, in hope, and in the world this summer.

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Ted Miles

Ted Miles is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has worked for Catholic Relief Services since July 2005 as the Relationship Manager for Religious Education and coordinator of the agency's youth outreach in the U.S. Ted holds a BA in Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore and an MA in Psychology from Bucknell University. His Jesuit influence led to a two year Jesuit Volunteer position in education and youth ministry in Belize and Guatemala, Central America. Since, Ted has served in parish youth ministry, social ministry, and Catholic high school education and faith formation for over 30 years. His work includes the development of the Archdiocese of Baltimore Justice Action Week—an urban immersion experience for youth rooted in Catholic social teaching, presentation at numerous regional and national conferences, and facilitation of numerous international immersion experiences for CRS and the Archdiocese of Baltimore. For his commitment to and work with young people, the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry awarded Ted a national award for leadership in youth ministry in the area of gospel values of peace and justice in 2009.