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.
As there is a growing number of “nones” or religiously unaffiliated in our country, we must make a renewed commitment to the work of handing on the faith.
When Indianapolis Archbishop Charles C. Thompson thanked Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez for celebrating the Nov. 18 closi
Despite Paula Johnson’s busy family life, the YAYA award winner also finds time to work part time as the director of religious education for grades 1-6 at her parish, Sacred Heart in Glenwood.
Several young people attending a Vatican-sponsored seminar on the upcoming Synod of Bishops urged the Vatican and the bishops themselves to be open to listening to youths talk and ask questions about love, sex and sexuality.
In a survey of 853 “tweens,” kids ages 10-12, and teenagers ages 13-18, five out of eight said they had gotten news the day before from family, teachers or friends, and close to half said they had gotten news online. What’s considered “traditional” media — newspapers, TV and radio — were just a few percentage points behind online sources.
In the early hours of Jan. 20, eight Cathedral High School students and their social studies teacher left the warmth of their hotel to secure a spot on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., to watch the presidential inaugural parade.
Youth from Holy Cross Church in Butler raised money to invest in microloans that will help people in developing countries start their own businesses.
The Diocesan Pastoral Council met Nov. 5 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Elrosa where Bishop Donald Kettler shared troubling statistics about young people leaving the church.
Mike Patin was the main presenter for the diocesan Senior High Youth Rally Oct. 30 at St. John’s University in Collegeville. Patin — a national speaker and retreat leader, author, youth ministry leader and adjunct faculty member at the Notre Dame Seminary Graduate School of Theology in New Orleans — recently spent several days in the St. Cloud Diocese to lead presentations for youth, young adults, parents, faith formation teachers, youth ministers and parish staff members.