Food for the Soul: God’s Plan for You

This month, Fr. Jack shared his reflections on how God has a plan for each and everyone of us. This wonderful plan is not only in the big, lifelong vocation but in the everyday and how calls us to seek this plan continually. Check out the video below!

Food for the Soul: Heaven: Who’s In and Who’s Out?

Every 2nd Friday of the month, we have Food for the Soul. We begin with Mass at 7 AM, breakfast, and then a reflection on a variety of topics. This morning, Fr. Jack Peterson led us in a discussion of the Church’s teachings on who is to enter Heaven. This event is open for all […]

Gluttony, Addiction, and Intent

This article is by Josh Schubert, a Substance Abuse Counselor for Fairfax County Youth and Family Services. He is a graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He recently addressed the Youth Apostles Full Members in July on Drugs and Addiction as part of our monthly formation. [divider] John 10:10 “I am come that they […]

Spiritual Directors

YES!!! We have a long-awaited list of potential Spiritual Directors, suggested by many of our brothers.  Like the list says, it is not exhaustive, but it is a great place to start with 30 priests listed.  If anyone has any other stellar priests to suggest, we hope this list will be a working list, with […]

Youth Apostles Institute to lead campus ministry efforts at Virginia Tech

The Youth Apostles Institute has accepted an invitation from the Most Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, the bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, to lead the Catholic campus ministry at Virginia Tech. The appointment will go into effect June 1, 2013. Rev. David M. Sharland, YA, who has served as the chaplain and director of the […]

The Norfolk Blog: The March … with a little perspective

Sometimes you don’t know how good you have it until . . . well . . . until you don’t have it any more. This was one of the conclusions I drew from this year’s March for Life, once I had recovered from it and was thinking clearly again. There was a great turnout for […]

YA Retreat 2013 – The Most Urgent Challenge

Pope Benedict XVI has told the U.S. bishops that the faith formation of the next generation of American Catholics must be their highest priority – not just passing on knowledge but shaping hearts. Speaking during this year’s retreat about “The Call to Youth Apostles,” Father Jack Peterson, YA, recalled the Holy Father’s message to the […]

The Norfolk Blog: Full House

Father Mike Kuhn, YA, and I arrived in Norfolk about 19 months ago, on the first day of June 2011, and the Norfolk community of Youth Apostles was born. The following Tuesday night we held our first community meeting. I knew we were starting a community from scratch in Hampton Roads, but had no idea […]

Winning Pro-Life Posters Announced

Winning entries in the 14th annual Youth Apostles Pro-life Poster Contest have been selected. This year 433 students participated in the contest, the most ever submitted in one year. Judges noted a marked improvement in the overall quality of the entries. The theme was “I Formed You in the Womb.” The Youth Apostles poster contest […]