Youth Speak News

More than a hundred middle school and high school youth, along with their parish youth coordinators, gathered at a diocesan-wide Advent party in Ottawa on Dec. 16.

Hamilton's St. Thomas More holds annual campaign to support less fortunate

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Miracles are rare, but students at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton make them an annual event.

Young Catholics find a home away from home in Helsinki club

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HELSINKI, Finland – In an inconspicuous red brick church in the southeast corner of downtown Helsinki, a small group of young adults gather on a Tuesday in the chapel to share in prayer, sacrament and fellowship.

Annual Catholic Family Services benefit puts focus on abuse among teens

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It was a night filled with chatter and soft Christmas tunes, but with a very serious message about women abuse.

Youth ministers learn new tools for evangelization at conference

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Youth ministry is about awakening souls and being alive in God’s love and mercy, said Dan Dematte, the keynote speaker at last week’s Canadian Catholic Youth Ministry Network conference.

Our reflections on the Year of Mercy

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To commemorate the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Youth Speak News team reflected on the seven corporal works of mercy and how they incorporated each work into their daily life.

Friars’ essay contest is back

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Calling on all high school students — The Catholic Register and the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement- Graymoor are inviting young writers to share their reflections on Christian unity in the annual Friars’ Student Writing contest.

Young people in search of a common love for God

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Combine a little walk, a little prayer, three churches and group of young people from a variety of faiths, and you have the makings of a pretty interesting Sunday afternoon in downtown Toronto.

Toronto's school languages program celebrates students’ heritage

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Listening to a group of Toronto Catholic elementary students recite a poem in his native Portuguese, José Luís Carneiro couldn’t help but smile.

Toronto high school team cheers for Canada on world stage

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The joy of faith, while usually not associated with sports, can be seen in the journey of the Father John Redmond High School Redhawks cheerleading team.