Norfolk Community Moves to a New House

The Youth Apostles community in Norfolk moved to a new location in late April. We were in the original house for less than a year but it had already become too cramped: on meeting nights the members were spread out across all the rooms on the first floor during dinner, and during Mass men were […]

Full Member Formation, Bosco Study Groups

A reminder that we will continue our FM Formation book study of The Educational Philosophy of St. John Bosco this Tuesday, May 8.  For this Tuesday, please read: Ch. 6 – Kindness (pp. 123-138, 16 total pages) Led by Mike Power (Basement Group).  Sean McCartney (Community Room Group) Rest of Schedule: Tue, June 12:   Ch. 7 – Sources of His Thought (pp. […]

Junior High BASH 2012 – Your Place in God’s Plan

Sunday, April 29th saw hundreds of junior high school teens descend on PVI high school for BASH, an annual event sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Office of Youth Ministry. The teens had tons of fun with the rides and inflatables, as well as watching the performance by APEX ministry; which included jokes, juggling, and more. […]

Parables Project – Unconditional Friendship

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 […]

Marymount University – Alternative Spring Break Trips

Peter said to him in reply, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. [Matthew 14:28-29] This March, Marymount University’s Campus Ministry took three different alternative spring break trips, all united […]

Blessed Sacrament CLC Update: Commitment Mass and Workshop

On March 28th, the Blessed Sacrament Boys CLC held a commitment ceremony during the parish weekly 7 pm mass.  During this ceremony three guys made Member commitments, one made a Candidate commitment, and one became the first Full Member ever in this CLC community.  The Pastor, Fr Cregan, celebrated the Mass. On April 20th, 11 […]

CLC Commitments for St. Mary of Sorrows & St. Leo the Great

On April 11, the CLC communities from St. Mary of Sorrows and St. Leo the Great parishes came together for a joint commitment liturgy. Three guys from St. Mary’s made Member commitments along with two from St. Leo’s. One member of the St. Mary’s CLC and two from St. Leo’s made a Candidate commitments. Fr. […]

Youth Apostles Weekly Update vol. 9, no. 15

In this issue (4/19/12): 1) Priorities: A few well-earned comforts 2) Events: Show us what you got 3) Coming up at 1600 Carlin: Next month, alchemy 4) Birthdays Sharland. 5) Prayer intentions 6) News: Home stretch 7) Retreat notebook 8 ) The Fine Print: Heads of state 1) Priorities: Long time comin’: Father Jack signed […]

Norfolk Youth Apostles welcome first two Candidates

The Norfolk community of Youth Apostles held its first Candidate Commitment Liturgy on Tuesday night, March 28th.  Two men made Candidate commitments to the community:  Jon Perez from Chesapeake, and Sean Mazary from Newport News.  Both are students at Old Dominion and are active in the Catholic Campus Ministry program there.  Jon is completing his […]

ODU Students on ASB

ODU students visit Eastern Ky. for Spring Break Mission Trip

A dozen students from Old Dominion University and four staff members from the Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) spent the first week of March in McKee, Kentucky, on a mission trip.  It was the first such Alternative Spring Break, or ASB, trip for the Catholic ministry at ODU in recent memory. Home base for the trip […]