This was an event organized by the Offices of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Vocations, Evangelization and Apostolado Hispano of the Diocese of San Jose where youth were recognized for the ministry that they do in our parishes and high schools. Each parish and Catholic High School nominated a young person who exemplified some of the virtues and values lived by saints such as Maria Goretti, Francis of Assisi, Teresa of Avila and others saints of our church. I was very impressed to see so many young people who are deeply committed to their faith, have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and who do significant ministry in their communities. It gives me hope that this generation will do good work in preaching the gospel in word and action.
Our parish nominated Ryan Bao for being our “Saint” because of his sterling leadership in the youth community of St. Francis. He is very active in our Sunday night liturgy that attracts many young people. We congratulate Ryan and thank him for his leadership in our youth community. We also thank Ryan’s parents Kim and Tam for supporting Ryan.