Youth & Young Adults

Local author’s book helps kids hold on to belief in Santa Claus

Inspired by her daughter's wish not to spoil the Christmas tradition for her little brother, Patricia Gallagher wove a new story and now is publishing the "touch and feel" book for all families.

Young adults enjoy Q & A with Archbishop Perez, young clergy

Archbishop Nelson Pérez participated in a Q & A discussion Dec. 9 with about 30 members of Transfiguration Young Adults of Bucks County, along with several priests and a deacon.

Two New Jerseyans ready for new ministry to the young in Philadelphia

Marisally Santiago of Newark and Matthew Davis of Camden, who will lead the offices for youth and young adults, respectively, in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, share their visions for ministry.

Modern mission outreach started with French teenager

Venerable Pauline Jaricot was just 17 years old when she started the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, which now helps to reach more than 1,110 dioceses as part of the Pontifical Mission Societies.

Beatified teen showed that heaven is ‘attainable goal,’ cardinal says

Declared "blessed" at an Oct. 10 Mass in Assisi, Carlo Acutis -- a computer whiz who died of leukemia in 2006 -- showed "the concrete way to live the joy of the Gospel," said Italian Cardinal Agostino Vallini.

Archbishop Perez leads online Hispanic youth retreat

Sponsored by the archdiocesan Office for Hispanic Catholics, the May 30 Facebook Live event will also feature Lucia and Ricardo Luzondo of EWTN and Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop Edward Deliman.

Young Hispanic men, families see seminarians’ life of prayer, action

The approximately 125 youths and their families at Hispanic Family Day, sponsored by the archdiocesan vocations office, played soccer, prayed and ate with the men at St. Charles Seminary March 8.

Catholic high school students stand up (and dance) for special education

At St. Hubert's third annual Dance-A-Rama on March 10, some 200 Bambies raised more than $11,000 for Our Lady of Confidence Day School, which serves kids with intellectual disabilities.

Cabrini students learn of social justice from Guatemalan people

The 14 university students who traveled to a mission in Guatemala in late February learned of the burdens of poverty, the reasons for migration and the value simplicity. They'll next advocate for justice in Washington.

Men invited for inspiration, encouragement at Man Up Philly

The 12th annual Man Up Philly Conference is set for March 7 and seeks to energize men through prayer, impactful talks and community. Speakers include former Eagles tight end Brent Celek, Immaculee Ilibagiza and Steve Bollman, with Archbishop Perez celebrating Mass.