We had our first of many BustedHalo Showcases last night...where we invite people to see what we do and to also ask them to help us with our ministry financially. We decided to do this event at the SiriusXM Studios which is an awesome place to be! Here's one of our biggest supporters from the ACTA foundation with Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP the host of the BustedHalo Show on Sirius and me your erstwhile blogger and retreat master (amongst other things).
If you'd like to donate to BustedHalo you can do so here. But if you'd really like to help us make a dent in things try calling our Development Coordinator, Brittany Morgan Janis at 212 265 3209 x227
What do we do? We're the National Ministry of the Paulist Fathers for people in their 20s and 30s. We use media for our primary outreach with our web magazine BustedHalo.com and our Weekly Podcast (which I host with Fr Dave Dwyer and Brittany Janis,and now our SiriusXM Satellite Radio Show. What else? We do retreats for young adults and also consult with parishes on how to do outreach to young adults in this age bracket. We published our first BustedHalo book--ahem--written by me...Googling God.
The ACTA Foundation recently gave us a grant to do more online catechesis which you can see here.
Your humble blogger is Mike Hayes, a well-known expert in the world of young adult ministry (20s and 30s) in the Catholic Church. Mike is the author of Googling God (Paulist, 2007) where he explores both the chaotic world that young people live in and their religious reactions to that world. He also explores the age of instant gratification and how churches can respond to the needs of the young adult age by using technology alongside more traditional ministry methods.
Mike founded the award winning BustedHalo.com® in 2001 and continues to contribute to it as the editor of their catechetical section appropriately named Googling God.
Recently, he left BustedHalo® to focus on more direct ministry with young people at St Joseph University Parish as a Campus Minister for the South Campus at the University at Buffalo.
He has only two loves: his adorable wife, Marion and a nine pound chihuahua named Haze, who still find him amusing enough to let them live in their home.