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Four ThirTEEN Youth Day

August 04, 2017

Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia - Office of Multicultural Ministries

On June 24, 2017, our diocesan Black Catholic Ministry held a Youth Day at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alexandria, Virginia. Grant funding allowed for our office, the Office of Multicultural Ministries, to cover the majority of expenses for their Youth Day. The theme of this event was, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13 (hence the name, Four ThirTEEN Youth Day). Many speakers presented a variety of topics regarding spirituality and preparing for college, with the Keynote Address being: How to Keep a Strong Catholic Faith in College. A diocesan seminarian who is working in the Office of Multicultural Ministries also attended this Youth Day event, and told his vocations story to inspire the youth at this event to reflect upon their own vocations. 

Submitted by:  Elizabeth Puglise