About Bill Snyder


Bill is the founder of Patchwork Heart Ministry (patchworkheart.org) a youth and young adult outreach organization that seeks to "sew hope into broken hearts." A Philadelphia native, he holds bachelors degrees in both Theology/Religious Studies and TV/Radio Production from the University of Scranton, PA. Bill is also a leader in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and challenges young Catholics to be bold witnesses to the Catholic Faith.

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Meditations on the Stations of the Cross

In the season of Lent one of the many familiar practices in which Catholics participate are the Stations of the Cross. During my time as a Youth Minister, I was abundantly blessed to work with many classes of talented high school students to bring the way of the cross to life in an annual prayerful […]


Let Us Adore Him

During the Advent season there are many people, events, causes and activities that demand our attention. Amidst the many distractions, we mostly spend our time and money this season in a worthwhile way. We tolerate the long lines, big crowds and an abundance of junk email in an effort to find something special that demonstrates […]

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“Jim Snyder, You Did It. You’re An Ironman Jim” are the words that rang out over the PA system amidst the cheers from our family and his friends as my 6 foot 2 inch “little brother” crossed the finish line of the Ironman competition at the base of Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin a few […]


Busy? Be Still…

As I write this article I’m on a plane headed for the Jersey Shore. I’m 30,000 feet above sea level, soon hoping to be swimming in the sea. But as I cruise at 450 miles an hour toward the shore I’ve been thinking…where has my summer gone? In April, I made a resolution, I’m going […]

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Dial It Down.

It was a warm summer day, before cell phones took over the universe, and my little brother and I were playing a game of homerun derby in the backyard of our childhood home in Malvern, PA. I was about 13 years old, he was about 10. He was an athlete (and still is an athlete), […]

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