Bring the Noise!

Mike Hayes discusses the dos and don’ts of building an inviting parish for young adults including invigorating masses with powerful music and inspiring preaching:

Young Adult Friendly Parishes DON’T Bore People

Music and preaching are the big issues here! Do you have a liturgy that anyone could comfortably snooze through? With nothing that surprises or challenges? Nothing that inspires or excites? Find the causes and concepts that matter to young adults and where they connect with the Gospel and with the Teachings of the Church. Preach about them, sing about them, and engage the whole parish in those efforts. Young adult friendly parishes DO enliven and inspire the heart.

Check out more tips for creating a young adult friendly parish in the Essentials section.