Vocations Awareness Day

Jonathan Mundell and two Women’s Youth Apostles, Tiffany Lambert and Krysti Patient, represented the Youth Apostles community and the Women Youth Apostles community at Vocations Awareness Day this past Friday. The Religious Vocations Awareness Day Fair held in Finnegan Fieldhouse at Franciscan University of Steubenville welcomed and brought together representatives from nearly 100 different religious […]

Catholic Campus Ministry Summit 2016

The Catholic Campus Ministry Summit (for college students) and the Diocesan Youth Conference (for high school students) took place concurrently in Richmond this past weekend.  The CCM Summit was Friday night to Saturday night and the Diocesan Youth Conference was Friday to Sunday.  Over 1800 youth and young adults came together to celebrate their faith.  […]

Closing of the The Year of Consecrated Life

This past Saturday, Bishop Loverde celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More to Close the Year of Consecrated Life. Pope Francis ended the Year on February 2 in Rome but in the United States, the ending was pushed to this past weekend so that many religious from our diocese could be present. The […]

Year of Consecrated Life Video

Fr. Jack joins with Pope Francis in celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life by sharing some of his thoughts on why their gift of self has always been important to the Church.

World Day for Consecrated Life 2015

By Jonathan Mundell This past Saturday Bishop Loverde celebrated a Vigil Mass at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in celebration of consecrated life. Four of our consecrated men in Youth Apostles (Fr. Ramon Dominguez, Fr. Tom Yehl, Peter Clem, and Jonathan Mundell) were honored to join for this celebration. As we sang the entrance […]

Year of Consecrated Life Begins!

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 […]

Fall Consecrated Gathering

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 […]

Franciscan University Vocations Fair 2014

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 […]

First Week Consecrated

I wanted to take some time to sit back and reflect on my first week of consecration because I believe it has truly been an exciting experience worth sharing.  To begin, Saturday was indeed blessed.  To have so many come out to share in the wonderful celebration of 35 years of our community and my […]