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 third year of studies and Sean his first.
Many people made a special trip to be present for the special liturgy. Fr. Jack Peterson, director of Youth Apostles, came down from Northern Virginia to officiate at the event. He was joined by five other members who made the three-hour drive to lend support to our new candidates. In addition, the entire staff of the ODU Catholic Campus Ministry and eight students from ODU also attended. In addition, family members and other friends of our community were in attendance.
The Mass was held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Norfolk. Fr. Mike Kuhn, YA, the CCM chaplain at Old Dominion, concelebrated with Youth Apostles’ director, Father Jack Peterson, YA. Music was provided by John Hopke, the Director of Campus Ministry at Christopher Newport University in Newport News.