Youth & Young Adults

Young adults ‘connect, grow and share’ faith to reach others

An Oct. 16 holy hour officially launched the archdiocesan Office for Ministry with Young Adults, beginning a new journey for a new generation, said Archbishop Nelson Pérez.

Young adult ministries help next generation connect, share faith

Parish-based, regional and national outreaches are ready to engage the next generation of believers in the five-county area, with the help of two archdiocesan offices.

Data needed to ‘find the core’ of rising violence in Phila., says counselor

As the city's homicide rate soars, Bette Kennedy of archdiocesan Catholic Social Services is studying troubled teens' anger, which runs "deeper than we think."

Ministry to youth is a call to the whole church, leader says

Accompanying teens on their journey of faith is a task for all ages, even if it means "being OK with the mess" at times, said Marisally Santiago, director of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office for Ministry with Youth.

Young Catholic Professionals get down to business of bringing faith to workplace

Archbishop Nelson Pérez officially unveiled the national organization's new Philadelphia chapter at an Aug. 21 Mass, saying he "expects great things" of young adults who "have a lot to give."

Catholic school shifts into high gear for ‘real-world’ success

Multimillion dollar commitments from software executives and a regional automotive group are helping Father Judge High School in Philadelphia evolve in the 21st century, said president Brian Patrick King.

Bishops discuss national document on youth, young adults

The bishop of Dallas called for a new pastoral framework on accompanying youths and young adults in the church. Other bishops sought inclusion of youth without a religious affiliation.

Program aims to engage diverse group of Catholic young adults

Journeying Together gathers young adults from every large cultural family to promotes the voices and understand the needs of those who are the future of the Catholic Church in the U.S.

True joy comes from doing God’s will, pope tells young people

Speaking Aug. 1 at the Medjugorje Marian festival, Pope Francis said Mary's surrender to the divine plan points the way to eternal fulfillment, despite hardships.

Little Flower senior named Phila.’s youth poet laureate

Andre'a Rhoads wants to "spread joy and highlight the ideas that everyone is talking about" through her writing, while showing that "dreams can come true through prayer and working hard."