Gun violence in Philadelphia highlights the deep-seated trauma and developmental issues experienced by many of the city’s youth, said an Archdiocese of Philadelphia mental health professional.
The week was set to culminate with a large March for Our Lives demonstration June 11, an event organized by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, which experienced a mass killing of its own in 2018.
Young people should not allow the darkness of fear to overwhelm them and instead allow the light of Easter to illuminate their lives and give them courage, Pope Francis said.
After girding themselves with eucharistic adoration, rosary, songs and reflections, the teens, young adults and parish community of St. Joseph stepped out into the night air to solemnly walk to Surfside’s new ground zero.
Rachel and Mara Snyder, and Madeline “Maddie” Mullin are part of history, becoming part of the inaugural group of young women to become Eagle Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America.
The end of the liturgical calendar has become an opportunity for new beginnings at Christ the King, Springfield Gardens.
One way the Diocese of Brooklyn is helping “tweens” and early teens deal with the awkwardness they often face: Hosting a prayer rally reaffirming that every person is made in the image and likeness of God.
It took more than nine months of planning, but for the first time, the “One Youth Rally” retreat on Oct. 5 brought together teens from the 10 different Queens parishes within Deanery 5 for a a variety of opportunities for the youth to grow in their faith.
Wearing the same blue and white miter and matching vestments from his trip to World Youth Day in Panama in January, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio expressed his gratitude and prayers for the thousands of young men and women attending the fifth annual Steubenville Youth Conference, which was hosted by Life Teen youth ministry and the Brooklyn Diocese.
More than 40 eighth grade students from local Queens schools, including Wieczorek, participated in the “Names, Not Numbers” program. The program was created by educator, Dr. Tova Fish-Rosenberg.The project is described as an interactive, multimedia Holocaust oral history documentary.