Have you ever been so filled with gratitude that you are rendered speechless? As we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and end another liturgical year, I find myself in that place. After over six years of providing amazing reflections to help young people prepare for Mass each week, we have chosen to move in new directions and exciting new opportunities. Below is a list of all of our contributors throughout the years. We have been blessed to have some of the most amazing ministers in our country share their gifts with the young church. I cannot adequately thank them. Take a minute and look through the list:
John Angotti, Steve Angrisano, Scott Anthony, Ansel Augustine, Chris Bayardi, John Beaulieu, Matt Bond, Doug Brummel, Chad Carter, Shannon Cerneka, Anne Marie Cribbin, Rich Curran, Fr. James Deviese, Jamie Dillon, Sister Ellen Dunn, Tammy Evevard, Joia Farmer, Brad Farmer, Robert Feduccia, Nancy Ferrari, Jerry Goebel, Eric Groth, Daniel Harms, Sarah Hart, Robin Hutton, Orin Johnson, Juliana Jones, Kara Klein, Chris Korte, Jon Leonetti, Shawn Madden, Keith Major, Jesse Manibusan, Bob McCarty, Tommy McGrady, Frank Mercadante, Michael James Mette, Gene Monterastelli, Ike Ndolo, Vince Nims, Chris Padgett, Linda Padgett, Mike Patin, Tiffiany D. Perkowski, Lisa Perron, Joe Peterson, Roy Petitfils, Katie Prejean McGrady, Cooper Ray, Bob Rice, Lee Roessler, Danielle Rose, Marilyn Santos, Joe Savilla, Cathy Savilla, Kristi Scheerbaum, Ross Semler, Sal Solo, Chris Stefanick, Stacey Sumereau, Doug Tooke, Adam & Lori Ubowski, Amanda Vernon, Greg Wasinski, Eric Webster, and John Yaquinta.
Amazing, right? That is a whole lot of talent, dedication, and inspiration. I would be remiss not to especially thank Heather Bise, our office secretary. I’m pretty sure she may be the best known youth ministry secretary in the country. She was tenacious, in a very kind way, to remind contributors of upcoming deadlines and reaching out to new writers. We are so blessed to have her on our team.
Finally, I want to thank all of the young people who have supported our work and read the reflections each week. We hope that they have helped you more deeply fall in love with Jesus and his Church. We have been honored to be a small part of your life and faith journey.