YA Retreat 2013 – Increase Our Faith

Some 80 Youth Apostles returned home Sunday (1/6) from the community’s annual retreat, a four-day dive into the silence and prayerful rigors of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This year the retreat took place at the Roslyn Retreat Center near Richmond, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. The theme, taken […]

YA Announces Pro-Life Poster Contest

The Youth Apostles Institute is holding its 14th annual pro-life poster contest! The theme for the contest is “I Formed You in the Womb.” Through the contest, we hope to provide a means by which young people may express their pro-life beliefs and the values they have been taught at school, in ministry,and at home. We also hope to […]

2012 Youth Apostles Awards

This year Youth Apostles will honor three individuals for their commitment and excellence in youth ministry programs. We will honor both a male and female teen with the Saint Dominic Savio and Saint Maria Goretti awards and a youth volunteer with the Saint John Bosco award. Please take the time to review the nomination forms and consider […]

La Mancha Soars As Both Theater And Ministry

  It takes dozens of people working toward a common purpose to put on a big musical like The Man of La Mancha. Maybe that’s what gives a theatrical production so much potential as a ministry. It inspires people, draws them outside of themselves and brings them together in a kind of communion. It helps, […]

The Man of La Mancha, This Week At All Saints

This Wednesday, July 18, the curtain goes up on The Man of La Mancha, Upper Room Theatre Ministries’ summer production at All Saints Catholic Church. Upper Room is the theatrical child of Rob Tessier, a YA Full Member and the coordinator of youth ministry at the Manassas, Virginia, parish. Their annual summer shows have become […]

Parables Project – Living in a Rock Tumbler

Jesus was fond of using parables to teach principles, to help others to understand and apply the Law of Love, and to illustrate what they need to grasp as believers. But this teaching and ministerial device is just as useful today as it was 2,000 years ago. Following is a contemporary parable, submitted by a […]

Parables Project – ONE Universal Catholic Church: The Chipotle Parable

Jesus was fond of using parables to teach principles, to help others to understand and apply the Law of Love, and to illustrate what they need to grasp as believers. But this teaching and ministerial device is just as useful today as it was 2,000 years ago. Following is a contemporary parable, submitted by a […]

Full Member Mark Embree wins the George R. Brown Teaching Award

Full member Mark Embree, a professor of computational and applied mathematics, has received the highest honor for undergraduate teaching at Rice University. The George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching is awarded after a vote taken among recent alumni. Behind Embree’s success reaching students in the classroom lies a deep enthusiasm for his discipline. […]

Parables Project – The Wise Virgins – A 21st Century Retelling

Jesus was fond of using parables to teach principles, to help others to understand and apply the Law of Love, and to illustrate what they need to grasp as believers. But this teaching and ministerial device is just as useful today as it was 2,000 years ago. Following is a contemporary parable, submitted by a […]