Youth Ministry

In Panama, world’s indigenous young people to meet before World Youth Day

More than 1,000 young pilgrims will share their cultures, joys and struggles at a gathering of indigenous youth in a small town in Panama just before World Youth Day in January.
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Baltimore Archdiocese hosts middle school youth day

Middle-schoolers from around the Archdiocese of Baltimore gather at St. Louis School in Clarksville May 12 for the archdiocese’s first-ever youth day geared to young adolescents.
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Sainthood candidate Father Flanagan inspires new children’s book

The book's title was inspired by the term Father Flanagan used to address children in his care. It also provides opportunities for families to learn together.
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Frederick County youth leads through service, faith

Knowing Christ personally and striving to do the things that bring him closer to Christ while also drawing others into a deeper relationship with Jesus.
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Pope to young people: Break free from fear, fake online personas

It's time to break free from fear, fake online personas and looking at the world through a digital screen display, Pope Francis told young people.
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Baltimore pilgrims to NCYC find a young church alive and well

The Archdiocese of Baltimore was well represented at the national youth gathering Nov. 16-18, with nearly 250 people from 27 parishes traveling to the event.
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The Least Religious Generation in U.S. History: A Reflection on Jean Twenge’s “iGen”

As late as 2004, 84 percent of young adults said that they regularly prayed; by 2016, fully one fourth of that same age cohort said that they never pray.
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Beloved youth minister remembered at O’Dwyer Retreat House

As Beth Rausch joined other music ministers in singing “Welcome Home,” friends and family gathered Oct. 20 at the Monsignor O’Dwyer Retreat House in Sparks to honor Rausch’s father, Mark Pacione, in a special way.
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Don’t be embarrassed to talk about sex, youths tell Vatican officials

Young people are urging the Vatican and the bishops themselves to listen to youths talk and ask questions about love, sex and sexuality.
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‘The World Needs Heroes’

If we start sharing stories of heroic virtue and courage, we are bound to inspire religious vocations.
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Nationally recognized youth minister from Baltimore dies at 52

“He was a preacher, but he was also a strategic thinker. He was always asking, ‘What does it take to do youth ministry well?’ and ‘What’s the vision here?’ ”
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Pope: Don’t pretend to be teens; help youths see blessings of adulthood

Instead of "pretending to be adolescents," parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the Diocese of Rome.
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