Youth & Young Adults
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.
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.
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.
Pope recognizes miracle in sainthood cause of young tech whiz
Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian youth who died of leukemia in 2006, used his computer skills to create a database of worldwide Eucharistic miracles. His life of sanctity serves as an example to young people, said Pope Francis.
Anthem on ‘The Gospel According to Stranger Things’
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's youth and young adult ministry takes on the big questions about spirituality, religion and Christianity with honesty and humor. In their latest podcast, the Anthem team looks at the worldview offered by the Netflix series "Stranger Things."
Young adults invited for fun, shared prayer in Philly
Anthem Live is coming to Philadelphia Feb 6. at St. John the Evangelist Church for a eucharistic holy hour followed by fellowship at a nearby bar. It's an evening designed to foster community and prayer.
Young adults at FOCUS summit urged to help others live their faith
More than 8,500 attendees from the U.S. and around the world gathered in Phoenix for the five-day conference, which began on Dec. 30. Participants were welcomed as future leaders and God's "solution" for reaching unbelieving individuals.
Anthem on ‘The Gospel According to Kings of Leon’
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's youth and young adult ministry takes on the big questions about spirituality, religion and Christianity with honesty and humor. In their latest podcast, the Anthem team asks what the band Kings of Leon would say about the Good News.
Religious vocations endure despite distractions, scandal
Despite decades of declining numbers, religious life continues to attract young people who view God's call as "not limiting, but freeing," say several men's and women's vocation directors in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.