Events

Upcoming Event

Juventutem Hudson Valley Hike

Juventutem NYC Hudson Valley Hike on 9/17 *Social Event*

Hudson Valley Social Hike

Saturday, September 17th, 2022 - All Day


Join us on a social hike this September. Come make new social connections with other Latin Mass young people.


Do I have to RSVP?


What should I bring with me?

  • A packed lunch, water, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, and maybe bug spray if you need it.

When would we catch the Metro North?

  • Depart Grand Central at 8:50am and return from Cold Spring at 5:22pm.

Past Events

Priestly Ordinations Pilgrimage

Ordinations Mass at the Cathedral of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY

Join us for a local-area pilgrimage to attend ordinations to the sacred priesthood for the Diocese of Rockville Center, NY.

Date: Saturday, June 18th, 2022

9:30pm: Meet at Penn Station LIRR platform area

11:00am: Novus Ordo Ordination Mass


Pilgrimage Site

St Agnes Cathedral of Rockville Centre

29 Quealy Pl, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Please RSVP here so we can plan for the pilgrimage, Mass, and post-pilgrimage social.

Pilgrimage in Honor of Our Lady

Marian Pilgrimage in Manhattan

The month of May is traditionally dedicated to Our Lady, and Juventutem NYC invites you to join local young adults from across the New York area for a local Marian walking pilgrimage and Traditional Latin Mass.

Date: Saturday, May 14th, 2022

3:00pm: Meet at Ilka Tanya Payán Park

5:00pm: Traditional Latin Mass


Pilgrimage Site

Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

701 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10040

Please RSVP here so we can plan for the pilgrimage, Mass, and post-pilgrimage social.

Young Adult Day of Recollection

Young Adult Day of Recollection

Join local young adults from across the New York area for a Lenten Day of Recollection.

Fr. Seán Connolly will celebrate a Traditional Latin Mass and offer a talk on "The Harrowing of Hell: Our Lord's Descent into the Netherworld on Holy Saturday."

The Church of the Most Holy Redeemer

173 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009


Date: Saturday, April 9th, 2022

10:00am: Holy Mass (Tridentine)

11:00am: Talk by Fr. Seán Connolly

12:00pm: Light Lunch

1:00pm: Holy Hour

Please RSVP by March 31st by texting your name to 704-928-6280.

Lenten Formation Event

Ember Saturday Mass, Talk & Social

Join local young adults and the Juventutem team for a lenten formation and social event.

Father James Miara will deliver a formation talk on the Lenten Season based on the writings of Dom Prosper Gueranger's voluminous work "The Liturgical Year."

Location:Church of the Holy Innocents

Address: 128 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018


Date: Saturday, March 12th, 2022

1:00pm: Holy Mass (Tridentine)

2:10pm: Formation Talk by Fr James Miara

3:15pm: Social Gathering

Please RSVP here so we can determine how much food and drink to plan for.

Free & open to all faithful between 18 and 40.

Silent Eucharistic Retreat

Silent Eucharistic Retreat - "How to Talk to God"

“God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.” - Mother Teresa

Join other local young adults and Juventutem members for a Silent Eucharist Retreat led by Fr. Donald Kloster of the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT in early February.

As Catholics we are highly encouraged by the Church to make at least one spiritual retreat per year. If you’ve never been on a retreat, this is a fantastic opportunity to make your first! What makes this retreat unique is that there will be an emphasis on silence and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Dates: Friday, February 4th - Sunday, February 6th, 2022


Arrival Time: 5:00pm (Friday)

Departure Time: 10:00am (Sunday)


Location: Seminary of the Immaculate Conception

440 West Neck Road, Huntington, New York 11743


Holy Mass: To be offered in the Ancient Use of the Roman Rite

  • Note: Mass will be offered on Saturday and Sunday


Spiritual Direction: Twenty-minute sessions with Father Kloster


Cost: $255 per person

  • Fee covers private room, breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Arrangements can be made for those who are in need of financial assistance.

  • Payment Instructions: Direct Venmo payment to Andres Marmelo @Andres-Marmelo


*For the full itinerary, click here*

Stay tuned for more information or e-mail Juventutem NYC at salve@juventutemnyc.com with any questions.

Candlemas Men's Event

Candelmas Men's Mass and Volunteer Event

Men's parish volunteering event this Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022.

Join us for Candlemas Solemn High Mass and stay to volunteer with other men who will be taking down the Christmas decor. We are looking for 20 men who are able to exert themselves physically, able to lift carry heavy objects up and down stairs, and are mostly injury-free.

Date: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

6:00pm: Holy Mass (Tridentine)

After Mass: Christmas decor removal

After Decor Removal: Monastic Brew Social


Please RSVP here so we can allocate work duties and determine a headcount for the social. Please spread the word and invite other men to join.


Sacred Art Conference

Sacred Art Conference in Honor of St. Nicholas


"How lovely are Thy tabernacles!"

Date: Saturday, December 11th, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM (Mass Begins) - 5:30 PM

Location: Shrine and Parish Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan

128 W 37th Street (at Broadway) - Just a few blocks from Penn Station.


Holy Mass: Offered in the Ancient Use of the Roman Rite.

  • Note: This will be the regularly scheduled parochial Mass for the Feast of Pope Saint Damasus I.


Conference: To begin after Holy Mass on the Lower Level (Parish Hall), attendees will be asked to check in at the door. The Conference will feature a series of edifying talks by three Catholic scholars.


Speakers:

  • Rev. Fr. Leo Camurati, O.P., Parochial Vicar of Holy Innocents Parish in Pleasantville, New York

  • Dr. Sarah Maple, Professor, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, New York

  • Dr. Alphonso Pinto, Professor, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver, Colorado


Seven Italian Baroque paintings of the Miracles of St. Nicholas will be exhibited for private devotion.


Advent Social: The afternoon will round off with a young adult social with refreshments.

Poor Souls Pilgrimage

November is the month of the poor souls in purgatory. On Saturday, November 13th, 2021, Juventutem NYC hosted a pilgrimage from Holy Innocents to the Basilica of Old St. Patrick's Cathedral. We arranged an exclusive visit to the historic cemetery and catacombs.


We met for the 1:00pm Holy Mass at Holy Innocents. Afterwards, we took public transit to the Basilica. In the church, cemetery and catacombs, we recited the Most Holy Rosary and traditional prayers for the repose of the faithful departed. Afterwards we had a social at a local pastry shop.


In late October 2021, the Holy See / Apostolic Penitentiary extended for the entire month of November 2021 the allowance of the faithful to gain a plenary indulgence for the souls in purgatory by visiting a cemetery and praying for those that died. The normal conditions for obtaining a plenary indulgence apply.


"The Souls in Purgatory need help so desperately, since they cannot help themselves"

- St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor Zelantissimus

40 Hours Devotion

Overnight Eucharistic Adoration

Join us for overnight adoration as part of the 40 Hours Eucharistic Devotion at the Shrine and Parish Church of the Holy Innocents.

Members from Juventutem NYC will cover the hours from Saturday evening at 8:00pm through Sunday morning at 6:00am.

Snacks, coffee, and water will be available in the basement, and bathrooms will be accessible through the night.

The 40 Hours Devotion, attributed to Sts. Philip Neri and Ignatius of Loyola, remembers that 40-hour period from Our Lord’s burial until the Resurrection.

Three special dimensions have also surrounded this devotion:

  1. reparation for our sins and for the Poor Souls in Purgatory

  2. protection from evil and temptation

  3. deliverance from political, material, or spiritual calamities

40 Hours Devotion Full Schedule

Friday, October 29

6:00pm - High Mass of Exposition (Latin Tridentine)

Followed by Procession and Opening Ceremonies

9:00pm - The church doors will be locked and only those who have signed up with the parish may keep vigil before Our Lord through the night.


Saturday, October 30

6:00am - Church doors will re-open

12:00pm - Mass at Side Altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (English)

1:00pm - Missa pro pace (High Mass for Peace, Latin Tridentine)

4:00pm - Reposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Sunday Vigil Mass (English)


8:00pm - Juventutem NYC arrival for overnight Adoration

9:00pm - The church doors will be closed and locked and only those who have signed up with the parish or RSVPed with Juventutem may keep vigil before Our Lord overnight

Sunday, October 31 – Traditional Feast of Christ the King

6:00am - Church doors will re-open

9:00am - Mass at Altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Low Latin Tridentine)

10:30 a.m - High Mass of Deposition (Latin Tridentine)

Followed by Closing Ceremonies of the 40 Hours, with Procession & Benediction


In case of any questions, email salve@juventutemnyc.com

Pontifical High Mass in Lancaster, PA

Invitation

Join us on a faith-filled bus trip to Lancaster, PA to attend Pontifical High Mass offered by His Excellency, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Sta. Maria SSma. in Astana, Kazakhstan on October 10th 2021. A social with young adults from across the region will follow Holy Mass.


Registrations are due at noon on October 9th. Register early as seats on the bus are limited!

Logistics

Pontifical High Mass in Lancaster, PA

Sunday, October 10th, 2021 - All day


The coach bus will depart at ~8:45am and return ~8:00pm to the Shrine and Parish of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan. 128 W. 37th Street, New York City. The Pontifical High Mass will be offered at 1:00pm in St. Joseph Church, 440 St. Joseph Street, Lancaster, PA.

In case of any questions, email salve@juventutemnyc.com

Inaugural Juventutem NYC Pilgrimage
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Event Summary

By the grace of God, and under the patronage of Saints Christopher, Jacob, Anthony of Padua, Francis of Assisi, and Our Lady; 65 young pilgrims embarked on a spiritual adventure on Saturday, September 11th, 2021, on pilgrimage by foot to the Holy Mountain, Graymoor. In a particular way, pilgrims offered up all of their acts and prayers for priests.


Juventutem NYC chaplain, Fr. James L. P. Miara, administered the healing Sacrament of Penance to a large number of young adults, hearing confessions during the entire first leg of the prayerful Marian procession through the forest.


The Holy Cross—our royal banner—and a statue of Our Lady of Fatima carried by pilgrims lead the group in prayerful procession. The 2.5 hour ascent to the Holy Mountain was filled with traditional hymns and powerful devotions sung and prayed loudly in unison in Latin and English - serving as a witness to our faith to many hikers and passersby. The cry of our soul was, ‘We want God!’


The pilgrimage culminated with the offering of the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (TLM) at the outdoor Shrine of St. Anthony [Saturday of Our Lady] at the top of the Holy Mountain, Graymoor.


Pilgrims visited the various shrines, grottos and chapels—with the opportunity to pray before the miraculous statue of St. Anthony; the statue made with the death mask of St. Francis of Assisi (one of the only two in the world); the high altar that once stood at the spot where St. Francis received his stigmata on Mount Alverno; the tomb of Servant of God, Fr. Paul Wattson; among other holy sites.


Pilgrims then made a second 5-mile prayerful procession on a return journey to Manitou by foot, praying the Stations of the Cross, meditating on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary, praying acts of reparation, litanies, aspirations, and loudly chanting glorious hymns in thanksgiving.


Thanks be to God for his endless mercy and graces!


Further media coverage:


https://ilregno2s.blogspot.com/2021/09/pilgrimage-to-holy-mountain.html?m=1

Pilgrimage Intentions

Ave Crux, spes unica!

Hail the Cross, our only hope!

Juventutem NYC's inaugural Vexilla Regis walking pilgrimage to Graymoor Monastery will be dedicated to:

1. Petition for favors from Our Lady

Processing through the Appalachians with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima from Fatima, Portugal carried by young adult pilgrims, we will sing hymns to Our Lady in both Latin and English, meditate on the mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary, and pray many reparative devotions.

Our Lady told the children at Fatima in August 19, 1917, "pray much and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to make sacrifices for them."

2. Adoration of the triumphant Holy Cross

Vexilla regis prodeunt! The Holy Cross is our royal banner that will lead us in pilgrimage. The devotions prayed during this pilgrimage will also prepare us for Holy Mother Church’s triumphant September 14th Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

3. Thanksgiving for the Ancient Liturgy

Te Deum laudamus! In an interview with Juventutem NYC chapter co-ordinators years ago, His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider described the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage in Rome as a great ‘Te Deum’! So too will this pilgrimage will be a great ‘Te Deum laudamus!’ from young adults to God in thanksgiving for the traditional liturgy of Holy Mother Church.

Register now to join us on this pilgrimage with Fr. Miara, the rest of the Juventutem NYC team, and like-minded young adults from the Tri-State area!

Logistics

Vexilla regis prodeunt! Traditional young adult walking pilgrimage

Saturday, September 11th, 2021 - All day


Join us as a pilgrim on a 10-mile traditional walking pilgrimage and Marian procession through the Appalachian foothills. A Sung High Mass (Traditional Latin Mass) will be offered by our chaplain, Fr. James Miara, at the Shrine of St. Anthony at Graymoor - Mt. of the Atonement Monastery.


There will be two meeting points for pilgrims:


1. Manhattan Meeting Point (travel by train): 8:15am

Grand Central Terminal - Main Concourse - Central Information Booth/Clock

89 E 42nd St

New York, NY


2. Manitou Meeting Point (for those arriving by car or other means): 10:00am

Manitou Station

1 Manitou Road

Garrison, NY

August 2021 - 'Adoro te devote' Talk

Event Summary

MANHATTAN - On August 28th, 2021, Juventutem NYC held the third part of a its lecture series on the Most Holy Eucharist entitled 'Adoro te devote', after the Eucharistic hymn written by St. Thomas Aquinas.

The afternoon began with Holy Mass in the Ancient Use of the Roman Rite in the Shrine and Parish Church of the Holy Innocents, offered by the Pastor, Rev. Fr. James L.P. Miara. During Holy Mass, sick and infirm parishioners received the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Young adults paid witness to this powerful Sacrament. With recourse to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, young adults prayed for the healing of their own physical, emotional, and spiritual ailments as well as those of their families. Holy Mass was followed by a Eucharistic Procession keeping with the tradition at Lourdes; the site of the Apparitions of Our Lady to St. Bernadette and a place of miraculous healing for pilgrims through the Holy Eucharist.

Following Holy Mass, Lourdes-style Eucharistic Procession and Benediction, the young adults gathered in the Parish Hall on the lower level. Father Miara presented his third talk on the Most Holy Eucharist and then fielded a variety of questions from young adults. The lecture was filmed and will be provided to Juventutem NYC members in the coming weeks.

Monica Clarke, Secretary of Juventutem International paid a visit to our local chapter. She gave a brief summary of the global mission of Juventutem as well as recent efforts by one of our sister chapters of Juventutem based in Philadelphia. We were thrilled to have her and other members of Juventutem Philadelphia visit!

The evening concluded with a great meal together - pasta salad, charcuterie, and prosecco!

Approximately 60 young adults were in attendance.

Feast of the Assumption with Juventutem PHL, NYC & DC

July 2021 - 'Adoro te devote' Talk

Event Summary

MANHATTAN - On July 28th, 2021, Juventutem NYC held the second part of a three-part lecture series on the Most Holy Eucharist entitled 'Adoro te devote', after the Eucharistic hymn written by St. Thomas Aquinas.

The afternoon began with High Mass in the Ancient Use of the Roman Rite in the Shrine and Parish Church of the Holy Innocents, offered by the Pastor, Rev. Fr. James L.P. Miara. Holy Mass was followed by the annual Saint Anne novena and candlelight Eucharistic procession.

Following Holy Mass, the young adults gathered in the Parish Hall on the lower level. Lauren kicked off the session with a warm welcome followed by an announcement by David conveying the International Bureau's solidarity with all global Juventutem chapters relating to the papal Motu Proprio dated July 16, 2021.

Father Miara began his discourse with words of encouragement for young adults who are nourished by the ancient liturgy. He suggested Juventutem NYC members read the statement (found here) made by His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke regarding the aforementioned Motu Proprio.

Father Miara presented the second part of his talk on the Most Holy Eucharist which provided many helpful guidelines for the worthy and dignified reception of Our Lord in Holy Communion. Father Miara reiterated the importance of fasting before receiving Holy Communion. The current norm regarding fasting before communion is Canon No. 919: One who is to receive the Most Holy Eucharist is to abstain from any food or drink, with the exception only of water and medicine, for at least the period of one hour before Holy Communion. Traditional periods of fasting spanned three hours before receiving Our Lord or even as of midnight. Father Miara exhorted the young adults to make very regular use of the Sacrament of Penance and to receive Holy Communion frequently.

The lecture was filmed and will be provided to Juventutem NYC members at a later date. Following a robust round of questions and answers, John Paul appealed for everyone to re-double their efforts in active engagement in parochial life. The evening rounded off with several rounds of dinner and drinks! Thanks to Claire and Brendan for providing dessert!

Approximately 70 young adults were in attendance.

June 2021 - 'Adoro te devote' Talk

Event Summary

MANHATTAN - On June 12, 2021, Juventutem NYC held its debut event and kicked off a three-part lecture series on the Most Holy Eucharist entitled 'Adoro te devote', after the Eucharistic hymn written by St. Thomas Aquinas.

The afternoon began with Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite on the Feast of St. John of Sahagun in the Shrine and Parish Church of the Holy Innocents, offered by the Pastor, Rev. Fr. James L.P. Miara.

Following Holy Mass and a short period for private adoration and reflection, the young adults gathered in the Parish Hall on the lower level for a meet & greet as well as an informal registration of their contact details with the Juventutem NYC Team.

After a brief introduction, Father Miara presented a talk on the Most Holy Eucharist. One of many practical spiritual suggestions provided was for the faithful to make it a habit of uniting themselves daily with the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in prayer. One method of such union, known as the "Mass Clock", was championed by Rev. Fr. Joseph F. Stedman (1898-1946), the Director of the Confraternity of the Precious Blood and the chaplain of the Monastery of the Precious Blood in Brooklyn. The "Clock" and accompanying prayer are found here.

The lecture was filmed and will be provided to Juventutem NYC members at a later date. Following a robust round of questions and answers, the Juventutem NYC team appealed for everyone to lend their time, talents, and/or treasures to support the new local chapter. The evening rounded off with several helpings of dinner, drinks and dessert.

Roughly 70 young adults were in attendance.