Anthem, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s ministry to youth and young adults, is getting a boost in assistance from two experienced archdiocesan staff.
Archbishop Nelson J. Perez announced Friday, May 1 that Father Stephen P. DeLacy, director of the archdiocesan Vocation Office for Diocesan Priesthood, is appointed the Archbishop’s Delegate for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, while continuing in his present assignment.
In his new assignment Father DeLacy will provide “pastoral and spiritual direction to the Office for Youth and Young Adults and Anthem, ensuring the ongoing connection between this vital ministry and the parishes of the archdiocese,” according to the official announcement.
In addition, the archdiocese’s Deputy Secretary for Catechetical Formation Ann Menna has been assigned as supervisor to Anthem. She will report to Bishop Michael Fitzgerald, the auxiliary bishop with responsibility for Catholic education in the archdiocese.
Both appointments are effective immediately.
After the former archdiocesan Office for Youth and Young Adults was closed in 2012, the ministry was restarted under Archbishop Charles Chaput in 2016 and branded as Anthem in 2017.
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