Today is a rather special day for CatholicYouthWork.com.
Yes, that's right, today is our 5th birthday.
On March 20th 2007 (a date which we would like to think will forever be remembered in the history of Catholic Youth Ministry) a youth worker with frankly far too much time on his hands sat in his office in Cumbria and though 'Hmm... I wonder if anyone has registered the domain www.catholicyouthwork.com?'
They had not.
So, like a coiled spring, he, err... sprang into action, registered a domain, got some free forum software and proceeded to spend the next five years posting YouTube videos, making bad jokes, slapping down trolls, building up twitter followers, and, hopefully, just maybe, helping a few people out along the way too.
In all seriousness, I'd like to say a huge thank you to all those who have supported and encouraged this site in the last five years. It is very much appreciated. Say a prayer for us today, if you can spare a moment, asking God to make sure that we are doing what we should be doing and having a positive impact on the amazing people who are out there doing Catholic youth ministry.
Late last year, I had planned to celebrate the 5th anniversary by relaunching 'Three One'. Sadly other things took over and time became limited and so you'll have to wait a few months for 'Three One 2.0.'
That means that the only thing we really have to mark turning Five is... err... this post I guess. I hope you've enjoyed it!
[image hotlinked from Flickr user Joebeone]