In the 12 months leading up to the 2018 Synod of Bishops “on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment,” which began Oct. 3 in Vatican City and will conclude Oct. 28, The Visitor recognized youth and young adults from across the diocese through its Youth and Young Adult Awards program.
Through a “Why Catholic” study group in their parish, St. Joseph in Pierz, Michelle and Jamie Litke have seen their faith increase as well as their commitment to their family and their community.
Seventeen-year-old Alaina Laing from St. Benedict Parish in Avon has taken ownership of her faith. While it continues to blossom, she said the roots have always been strong.
Despite Paula Johnson’s busy family life, the YAYA award winner also finds time to work part time as the director of religious education for grades 1-6 at her parish, Sacred Heart in Glenwood.