As I am busy preparing to move house  and am currently recovering from shopping (i do not really like shopping) I have decided to do something i haven’t done in a while give you a list of great sites that you should have on your favourites page… let me know what you think of them ……..

 there are about 10 of you that visit a day, so you can comment too….it isn’t an exclusive club.

Patrol Mag 

Absolutely excellent.  Patrol is in its own words ‘an online music and media magazine devoted to searching out the truly inspired. And that, of course, means keeping pretension, repetition, and imitation off the streets. By highlighting an eclectic mix of media and applying incisive, accessible criticism, Patrol aims to sharpen critical perspectives and develop appreciation for excellently executed creative work.’   This includes critical reviews of Christian works, not the mundane ‘this an awesome 4 star record’ deal thing that you often get with a lot of Christian sites, and means you often waste $30 that you could have spent doing something useful with… –
I am constantly amazed by the number of well meaning evangelicals who feel the need to share with me how wrong Catholicism is and then when probed a little further can’t actually back this up. Sure you may not agree with some of Catholicism teachings but I think if you have a look at this site for the largest Catholic Youth Ministry in the World you will find that Catholics are not at all what you have them made up to be. I highly recommend their reviews section and their articles section. Some areas are exclusive for Life Teen members only (e.g. Parishes who have the life teen program) however there is a lot to explore beside this.  They also have 2 podcasts available off Itunes.
If you like me are/were sick of hearing the same verses trottled out  (which admit it – can happen if your preacher has a thing for a particular topic in an evangelical/protestant church that doesn’t follow any great structure) then this is the site for you. Comes with Liturgy/Lectionary reading plans, a whole section of prayers,  and background info, links, a blog and info inf you are planning a church service to do with liturgy (I throw that in in case you are 😛 )

World youth day
World Youth Day (WYD) is the largest youth event in the world and will be held in Sydney from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20 July 2008.  It is a series of events (think parachute but much bigger) attended by the Pope and hundreds of thousands of young people from all over the globe. It has become the largest single mobilisation of young people in the world. The week culminates in a Final Mass celebrated by the Pope on the last day (the actual World Youth Day). Typically, it is the largest event of the week and if previous ones are anything to go by millions of people attend!

The theme for this WYD – be prepared to throw all misconceptions out here about Catholics , if you haven’t by going to (hint) is ……..:  ‘You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses.’ Acts 1:8 

The song for World Youth day is ‘Receive the Power ‘ by Guy Sebastian (Former Australian Idol) and Gary Pinto. Also available to hear on the site.  Quite a change from normal Catholic stuff.

Right bloggers go have a look and tell me what you think!  Peace to you on this the 6th Sunday of Easter!