Why do we have Deaf Catholic Youth? In today's society, many youth often face countless moral challenges, in which they ask so many questions about, especially how these challenges conflict with their Catholic faith. During the World Youth Day 2013 Rio de Janeiro Pilgrimage, one of the Deaf Catholic youth exclaimed, "Wow! It is so good to see millions and millions of our brothers and sisters sharing the same faith, like one big family. We often do not have this experience back at home." The Deaf Catholic Youth is an awesome opportunity for peer support sharing their faith! Come & join us for events such as movie nights, youth verses priests basketball tournaments, pilgrimages to World Youth Day, and other events. Be sure to check in for event updates. Below is an excellent quote, from Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, a young Italian Catholic person who was a great athlete, that encourages Catholic youth to depend on God helping them to achieve their life goals.
"We who, by the grace of God, are Catholics, must not squander the best years of our lives as so many unhappy young people do, who worry about enjoying the good things in life, things that do not in fact bring any good, but rather the fruit of immorality in today's world. We must prepare ourselves to be ready and able to handle the struggles we will have to endure to fulfill our goals, and, in so doing, to give our country happier and morally healthier days in the near future. But in order for this to happen we need the following: constant prayer to obtain God's grace, without which all our efforts are in vain; organization and discipline to be ready for action at the right moment; and finally, we need to sacrifice our own passions, indeed our very selves, because without this sacrifice we will never achieve our goal." -Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
Pier Giorgio Frassati (6 April 1901 - 4 July 1925) was a young Italian Catholic lay. He was a great mountaineer, climbed the Alps and the Valle d'Aosta. He has been beatified by St. John Paul II. "Keeping his gaze fixed on eternal life, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, who died in 1925 at the age of 24, said: "I want to live and not just get along!" and on the photo of an ascent sent to a friend, he wrote: "Toward on high," alluding to Christian perfection, but also to eternal life". -Benedict XVI