On his Ancient Faith Radio podcast, “Becoming a Healing Presence,” host Dr. Albert Rossi recently interviewed Fr. Joseph Purpura, the Archdiocese’s chairman of the Department of Youth and Parish Ministries. The podcast, titled “Reaching Our Young Adults,” discusses how to best communicate with and serve the Church’s teens and young people.
“In the Antiochian Archdiocese, we are serious about raising up a generation of disciples and leaders. Our goal in everything we do, is to move our young people closer and closer to Christ. It’s always a joy to work with young people; the questions that they have are very deep and serious questions.”
He added, “My experience over the past 34 years of doing youth work, is that young people want to do what’s right. We see our young people doing really beautiful things, in the name of Jesus Christ….I can’t tell you the power, when an adult ask one of our kids to help. They need to know there is a purpose for them there (in the Church).”