Snippets from St. Mary’s CLC

By Rocco Repetski:   Bobby Celio, Andrew Hadinger, and myself are moderators at Saint Mary of Sorrows Boys’ CLC in Fairfax, which is a pretty young group right now after graduating two strong senior leaders (Stephen Paquette and Pablo Barrios) from this past year. The group consists of mostly sophomores and younger and we only have […]

There’s A Fire Blazing At The Chapel!

Over the past few weeks at George Mason Catholic Campus Ministry, there has been a certain buzz around 4515 Roberts Rd. The year kicked off with the annual Luau at the chapel. Students began arriving promptly at 5:30pm, and never stopped coming. The smell of Oscar the pig spread across campus, luring students out of […]

Youth Apostles goes to Vocations Fair at Franciscan University of Steubenville

Our community of Youth Apostles was blessed to participate in the annual Religious Vocations Awareness Day at Franciscan University of Steubenville which took place on October 18, 2013. Around 75 religious communities and dioceses from around the United States were represented. It was a great blessing to see so many religious priests, brothers, and sisters, […]

15th Annual Pro-Life Poster Contest

        The Youth Apostles Institute Announces its… 15th Annual Pro-life Poster Contest   Theme: Life – The Best Choice   Two divisions: Junior (grades 7 & 8) Senior (grades 9-12) Prizes: First Place ($100) Second Place ($75) Third Place ($50) Honorable Mention certificates   AND! First Place posters will be made available […]

Candidate Commitment

In attendance were also his parents and brother, Joe. After he made his commitment, Billy could not wipe the smile off his face, especially when it came to cutting his own cake! Billy now returns to Temple University for the semester. He’s studying mechanical engineering and is an avid participant in the Newman Center activities […]

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 in Rome!

Dear Community Members and friends, I was extremely surprised to receive Fr. Jack’s invitation to join him and Meg Dalmut, the Directress of the Women’s Youth Apostles, on a Pilgrimage to Rome over Pentecost weekend.  He explained that Pope Francis had extended a worldwide invitation to members of Movements and Lay Associations within the Church […]

Five, Six, Seven…

May 14, 2013 My head is spinning, and I’m not sure if it’s due to the dizzying pace with which our Norfolk community is expanding or if I stood up too fast after the consecration (could go either way).  God has blessed our community so abundantly over the past two years that we should probably […]

Three Men Make Candidate Commitments in Norfolk

The Norfolk community welcomed three new candidates on Tuesday night, April 23 in a liturgy held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in the Ocean View neighborhood of Norfolk. Brian Fila is a student at Old Dominion University studying accounting and business administration.  He is from West Chester, Pennsylvania.  Dan Madison is also a student at […]

The Gift of a Child

Alternative Spring Break with Catholic Campus Ministry at George Mason couldn’t have been a more grace-filled and wicked awesome week. From March 10 to March 17 I had the exciting and wonderful opportunity to serve the children of the Hogar San Francisco de Asis (St. Francis of Assisi Home) in Chaclacayo, Peru. The Hogar serve kids of […]