Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

  • Finding The Good Way

    “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. — Jeremiah 6:16 Several weeks ago, my oldest son was confirmed into the Church. It was a very proud moment for me, yet, at the same […]

  • Give because you have been given

    St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Wisconsin Rapids Wayne Pankratz believes it’s every Catholic’s duty to give back to the church Wayne Pankratz of Wisconsin Rapids is passionate about his Catholic faith and wants others to feel the same joy. An active member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Wayne works to stay connected to […]

  • Adventures in Faith

    “Adventure Camp is a great opportunity for young people to get away from the busy world we live in. For me, it offered time to get away from distractions and focus on what matters. I grew closer to God through the opportunity of daily Mass, adoration, friendships and enjoying God’s creation in the outdoors.” – […]

  • Coming home Mateusz’s 4,500 mile journey to Polonia

    Sacred Heart Parish in Polonia When Mateusz Skibba was 2, he was living in a Polish orphanage and had no idea that, thousands of miles away, a small ad in a parish bulletin would soon change his life and the lives of his four siblings. In 2001, Rebecca Skibba and her husband Pete were living […]

  • Transformation in the quiet

    Tri-parishes in Durand Monica Heitman leads youth to Jesus through adoration Visiting Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament has always been a part of Monica Heitman’s life. As a youth minister of the tri-parishes of St. Mary’s in Durand, Sacred Heart in Mondovi and Holy Rosary in Lima, Monica has worked to create welcoming programs and […]