Religious Education for children and youth
Confirmation for Catholic Adults
Msgr. Mike offers the following suggestion. Take a moment and give God a chance to have a word with you.
Our lives are so hectic, we often find it difficult to take the time we want or need for prayer. Finding 30 or even 15 minutes to be quiet with God seems beyond reach, and for those with busy minds, an impossible challenge.
Spiritual writer and speaker Tom Zanzig faced this difficulty over many years until a moment of revelation, when he decided he could pray one minute at a time.
Since then he has been advocating the use of one-minute meditation / contemplation. Relationship with God, like all relationships, needs nurturing. Prayer is communication in a loving relationship with God. Words are not always necessary for communication. Just being with the other (contemplation) is an expression of love, trust, and openness, in this case with the One who knows and loves us best.
We include the one-minute meditation in our Sunday and week day liturgies after the homily. The first time may seem like the longest-60-seconds-ever, but as you get used to it, it gets easier.