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Youth Witness Mercy & Feed Our Hungry Neighbors

Posted on May 2, 2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Nearly 2,000 Teens Celebrate Catholic Youth Day

Nearly 2,000 high school youth from across the archdiocese lived the theme, “Witness Mercy,” as they celebrated the annual New York Catholic Youth Day this past Saturday, April 30, by bringing food donations for Catholic Charities final Feeding Our Neighbors event of the season.

Feeding Our Neighbors is a united effort to fight hunger. Organizational participants in Feeding Our Neighbors include all Archdiocesan Catholic schools, local parishes, the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), the Archdiocesan Catechetical Office, the Office of Youth Ministry and the Catholic Charities Federation. Sponsored by Catholic organizations throughout the Archdiocese of New York and managed by Catholic Charities, 100% of contributions to the campaign support local food pantries that serve New Yorkers, non-Catholics and Catholics alike.

The music-filled event complete with live performers and inspiration was held on the rolling grounds of St. Joseph’s Seminary, a special oasis of green and peace in southern Yonkers.

Its aim was to help teens recognize God’s love, strengthen their faith and respond to God’s call. And it clearly hit its mark.

As Cardinal Dolan celebrated mass the teens turned their faith to action. Their donations of food helped us cap off a successful campaign that provided 1,568,396 meals to our hungry New York neighbors.  Together on Catholic Youth Day these teens witnessed mercy and helped feed our hungry neighbors.

And don’t worry – you’re never too old and it’s never too late to help.

Join us in feeding and helping our neighbors in need.

Catholic Charities is responding to the needs of our neighbors during the 
COVID-19 pandemic.

For Help Call 888-744-7900