Upsala young adult spreads the message to “stay true to yourself.”
Kari Hoeft is a woman with a mission: to share a message of authentic love and life with young people through a missionary experience called The Culture Project.
Michael Haney’s journey to becoming Catholic hasn’t always been easy, but he feels the joy that is in this parish is unbelievable and fun to be a part of.
Chantelle Frie strives to live her life and her faith without fear. Whenever something needs to be done in her parish of St. Mary’s in Upsala, she isn’t afraid to step up and give it a try, something she said is an inspiration from her favorite saint, St. Teresa of Calcutta.
Micah Fleck, the April YAYA awards winner, blends her love of music with her love for the Catholic faith at the piano in her home parish of St. Elizabeth in Brennyville.
Eileen Dinn was one of nine students from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Washington who spoke of the effects of gun violence prior to Mass the morning of March 24 sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington at St. Patrick’s Church.
For 20 years, youths from across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have brought Christ’s Passion to parishes by re-enacting the Stations of the Cross. Servants of the Cross, a family apostolate, began in 1998 with nine youths, and now approximately 50 young people between ages 6 and 23 take part.
Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass with thousands of young people, Pope Francis urged them to continue singing and shouting “hosanna” in the world, proclaiming the lordship of Jesus and following his example of outreach to the poor and suffering.
Young people want to know they are valued members of the Catholic Church and that their questions and struggles are taken seriously enough that someone will spend time with them discussing issues rather than simply repeating “prefabricated” responses, said delegates to a meeting in Rome.
Hannah Salfer, a St. Cloud State University student and the February winner of The Visitor’s Youth and Young Adult Award, is described as a missionary disciple who lives to serve and serves with unmatched exuberance.
YAYA award recipient Jared Conzemius likes adventure and challenge, is strong in his faith, and has a heart for God.