About the Diocesan Youth Apostolate (DYA)
The official youth umbrella organization of the St. Thomas SyroMalabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago USA, the St. Thomas Diocese Youth Apostolate is a communion of youth groups, ministries and initiatives of our SyroMalabar parishes and missions in the United States. Simply put, the DYA is all youth and young adults who belong to the St. Thomas SyroMalabar Diocese of Chicago who are between the ages of 14-35. The mission of the Youth Apostolate is to unite all young people of the Diocese in response to the Holy Gospel of our Lord God Jesus Christ by encouraging the formation of a deep interior life that overflows into genuine service to the SyroMalabar Church, the Universal Catholic Church and to the world. The Youth Apostolate is led by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath, Director Rev. Fr. Paul Chaliserry, and teams of national and regional youth coordinators in collaboration with Parish Pastors, Mission Directors and parish/mission youth coordinators and leaders.