Youth

February 28, 2017
Seniors honored for parish, community involvement
Seniors honored for parish, community involvement

Describing herself as generally shy, Claire Torregiano said involvement in her parish's activities has helped her break out of her comfort zone, grow as a person and in her faith, and realize she has the potential to change the world.

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February 21, 2017
Tioga Living Stations: 40 years and counting
Tioga Living Stations: 40 years and counting

Since early January, 35 or so youths have convened twice per week at Apalachin's St. Margaret Mary Church to rehearse for Living Stations of the Cross. They'll also commit every Friday night during Lent to their dramatic depiction of Jesus' passion, traveling to several parts of the Southern Tier.

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January 30, 2017
Speaker sees 'bravery, strength, character' in youth standing up for life
Speaker sees 'bravery, strength, character' in youth standing up for life
Before going to the National Mall to participate in the 44th annual March for Life, nearly 18,000 youth from around the country filled the Verizon Center arena Jan. 27 for the rally and Mass for Life sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington.
 
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October 5, 2016
Courier to hold coloring and art contest

The Catholic Courier is once again holding a coloring contest and an arts & craft contest for children ages 3-12, which opens for submissions on Nov. 2, 2016.

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March 22, 2016
Athletes are honored for their faith
Athletes are honored for their faith

Despite more than 200 athletes being gathered March 16 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, nobody seemed terribly interested in discussing wins and losses or who the superior players were among them. 

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March 7, 2016
Seniors recognized with Hands of Christ awards
Seniors recognized with Hands of Christ awards

Sara Lozy-Lester, a senior at Our Lady of Mercy High School, said faith has always been extremely important in her family of eight.

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December 8, 2015
Youths find NCYC a 'life-changing' experience
Youths find NCYC a 'life-changing' experience

Ashley Turcotte had never been to the National Catholic Youth Conference before. The high-school junior had talked with other youths who had attended, but she didn't really know what to expect.

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December 3, 2015
Through thick and thin: Pope urges youths to read the Bible

Pope Francis said his Bible is old, beat up and worth more to him than anything money can buy.

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November 18, 2015
30,000 American Catholics expected to attend World Youth Day in Poland

The American contingent to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, in July is expected to top 30,000 pilgrims.

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November 11, 2015
World Youth Day host city attractive destination for travelers, pilgrims
World Youth Day host city attractive destination for travelers, pilgrims

Guide Ewa Basiura grasped a heavy iron cuff chained to the side of St. Mary's Basilica. 

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