On a cloudy fall Sunday at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, congregants gathered in the sanctuary for morning mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
The service began with a video of two teenage girls playing on a big screen above the pulpit. They joked and informed the congregation of upcoming events.
Toward the end of the service, a special offering was collected for EDGE, LifeTeen and Hispanic Youth Ministry, programs geared toward middle and high school students and young people of Hispanic heritage.
During a time when fewer young people are regularly attending church, St. John the Evangelist is among the churches that have introduced special...