Inspiring College Men to Lives of Virtue

On a beautiful Spring evening, a group of twenty students from OldDominionUniversity gathered at the Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) House for the second annual Men’s Retreat. The theme of the night was based on what FOCUS (The Fellowship of Catholic University Students) has named the “Big 3” issues that college students deal with on a […]

You Are Not Alone

On February 1st and 2nd close to four hundred students from across the state of Virginia gathered in Charlottesville for the 2nd annual Virginia Catholic Campus Ministry Summit.  This weekend was headlined by the Ike Ndolo Band and Paul George.  Bishop Francis Xavier DiLorenzo was present, celebrated Mass and heard the confessions of many college […]

A Retreat Reflection — Mary’s joyful “Yes!”

  One of my reflection’s  from this past January’s silent retreat: Mary, how great it was you said “Let it be done unto me!” Your fiat opened the gate to so many good blessings and to Jesus Himself. Your simplicity when asked by the Holy Spirit “How can this be since I have no relations […]

The Norfolk Blog: The March … with a little perspective

Sometimes you don’t know how good you have it until . . . well . . . until you don’t have it any more. This was one of the conclusions I drew from this year’s March for Life, once I had recovered from it and was thinking clearly again. There was a great turnout for […]

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 […]

1st Five Year Commitments for Women Youth Apostles

On June 23, 2012, six of our sisters (bottom row from left to right: Lauren Traskey, Irene Viorritto, Kathy Sullivan, Kelly Power, Laura Schaefer, and Jessica Kresge) in the Women Youth Apostles renewed their full-member commitments for five years. This is an exciting step for their community because it is the first time that the […]

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, […]

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. […]