• Kristen Leschhorn is hardly a newcomer to the National Catholic Youth Conference. This past November marked at least the fifth time she’s participated in the biennial conference, yet...

    Confetti falls following the King & Country concert Nov. 21, 2019, at the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis.

    Confetti falls following the King & Country concert Nov. 21, 2019, at the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis. (CNS photo by Karen Bonar/The Register)

  • The teens who belong to St. Katharine Drexel Parish’s youth group frequently may be found at soup kitchens, senior-citizens’ residences and inner-city elementary schools. They keep busy...

    <p>St. Katharine Drexel parishioner Grace Boesel hugs a kindergartner in December during the parish youth group&rsquo;s annual visit to School No. 52 in Rochester. (Photo courtesy of St. Katharine Drexel Parish)  </p>

    St. Katharine Drexel parishioner Grace Boesel hugs a kindergartner in December during the parish youth group’s annual visit to School No. 52 in Rochester. (Photo courtesy of St. Katharine Drexel Parish)

  • “It was like drinking from a fire hose for the first few weeks.”

    <p>Deacon Peter Dohr, executive director of Catholic Charities of Wayne County, leads a grief support group at St. Paul of the Cross in Honeoye Falls in 2017. In addition to his role at the Wayne County agency, Deacon Dohr also became executive director of Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes in October. (File photo)  </p>

    Deacon Peter Dohr, executive director of Catholic Charities of Wayne County, leads a grief support group at St. Paul of the Cross in Honeoye Falls in 2017. In addition to his role at the Wayne County agency, Deacon Dohr also became executive director of Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes in October. (File photo)

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