WE’RE BACK! On March 28, 2021, the MYP recorded a new Podcast—the first in almost three years!!! Our host, Gary McComiskey, led a discussion with Team Members Megan McComiskey, Mary Leavens, Tom Leavens & Diana Roach. Not only is the podcast posted to our MYP Podcast feed, it has been posted to our MYP YouTube channel, ModuleYouthProgram (along with many other MYP videos: Retreats, Coffeehouses, Anniversaries). Gary does an amazing job hosting, as well editing afterwards. It really is as much fun as it looks and sounds!
Before the start of the discussion, Gary took a few moments to recognize the loss of Joe Roach (he added great pictures of Joe to the video post). Gary captured our feelings of loss for Joe beautifully: “We miss you and we’ll try to carry on your good work as best as we can.” From there, we jumped into the topic: Catholicism lived through the lens of the Covid Pandemic = viewing our faith, viewing our world, viewing it every way in which we are experiencing our lives. We discussed how, as Catholics, we are dealing with the pandemic, how our faith has been impacted, and what our interactions are with the Church. We discussed how the MYP is doing and the current status (a lot of Zooms, being very adaptable) – how it has challenged the Team to be more creative and that the teens keep showing up. Gary asked some very challenging questions: How have we been able to effectively administer to the teens over video? How have we managed the Mass experience in our everyday lives with everything going on? How have our interactions been with other people (especially with the political environment of our country) been over the last year? How have social interactions been over the last year? How do you respond to someone who asks about a God that allows millions to become ill and die worldwide from this disease? Where are we with our faith right now and how has our faith been strengthened or challenged?
After great discussions, Gary concluded the podcast with special thanks to Ralph Iskaros and for all of the work & support he gives to the MYP.
Please check out this podcast/video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQU4tWdp974) and, if interested, reach out if you would like to be part of a future one. Also, please check out of the available MYP content of our YouTube channel (ModuleYouthProgram) at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2ZJu64uWIpe5VuJbHQsxEg.