From all of us here at Youth Apostles, we want to wish you a Happy New Year! We pray that God may bless you this coming year abundantly. Below is a short reflection from Fr. Jack on the Solemnity of Mary, which we celebrate this day!
Merry Christmas! From all of us here at Youth Apostles we pray that you receive many blessings this Christmas season. Fr. Jack wished to share with you his own personal greetings.
Fr. Jack reflected on how this week before Christmas can be very busy. Check out this quick video to here his challenge to you! (He made it a point to show off his UVA Santa hat.)
Fr. Jack and Ric Cadenas were quite lifted up in Spirit as they returned from the worldwide Congress in Rome for new movements and ecclesial communities. They gathered at one of the pontifical colleges for talks, panel discussions and meals with leaders of 100 new communities from all over the world. The 3rd Worldwide Congress […]
Today, Advent and the new Church year begin. In 2013, Pope Francis declared that this year would be a year focused on Consecrated Life, specifically for celebrating the gift of the vocation and a call to “wake up the world.” Last week, he released a letter to all consecrated people addressing his wishes for the upcoming […]
Throughout my first year of consecrated life, I am going through various books and formations with different brothers. These have been very fruitful in my relationship with the Lord, leading to some great conversations and opportunities for prayer. Fr. Jack and I have most recently been going through Pope Saint John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation, […]
Last month, over 60 students left George Mason and drove out to West Virginia for the Returning Student Retreat hosted by Catholic Campus ministry. The following is a reflection from Elizabeth Kirby, one of the students who attended, and her personal experience on the retreat. “This year, I came on the retreat as I […]
This past Saturday we had our YA Dinner and Auction, which is one of our biggest events of the year, to help raise funds for our budget. Over 160 people attended the event, not including the 30+ volunteers who made the night possible. Spearheaded by our new Development Director, Gerry Hartigan, we had over 200 […]
By Fr. Jack Peterson, YA The eight Consecrated men of Youth Apostles broke away from their routines for an overnight gathering to a house at Lake Anna on Monday and Tuesday this week. Fr. Peter and Jonathan coordinated this blessed opportunity to build community. Creating occasions for formation and fellowship among the Consecrated is […]
This past Friday, Jonathan Mundell and I headed up to Steubenville, Ohio for Franciscan University’s annual Religious Vocations Awareness Day. There were over 40 different religious communities there with a table and someone to tell interested students about their community. It was inspiring to see the life of the Church and the great joy every […]