Love & Responsibility Seven-Week Series Opens June 21


Love & Responsibility returns with a seven-week summer series of renowned speakers and musicians for young adults in the courtyard at Immaculate Conception Church, 414 E. 14th St., Manhattan.

Reservations are not required for the Tuesday night series, sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Young Adult Outreach. The evenings are free and open to the public. All events begin at 7:30 p.m.

Here is a rundown of series speakers and musicians:

Cardinal Dolan will kick off the series as the guest speaker June 21. The cardinal often speaks at Young Adult events and serves as celebrant for the monthly Young Adult Masses during Lent and Advent at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Marie Miller, a modern folk singer-songwriter, is the musical guest for the second week. Ms. Miller performed in Philadelphia for Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to the United States and Cuba, and has toured with the BackStreet Boys and Five For Fighting.

Amanda Vernon, author and recording artist, will be the guest speaker and musical guest July 12. She has performed at World Youth Days in Australia and Spain and the National Catholic Youth Conference at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Dr. Edward Sri, a Catholic theologian, and his wife, Beth, have been married for more than 20 years and have eight children. They will be the guest speakers on July 19. Alverlis, born and raised in New York City and a Catholic Christian artist, will perform.

On July 26, Damon Owens, an international speaker and evangelist for over 20 years, will be the guest speaker, and Mike Mangione will provide the music.

Father Agustino Torres, C.F.R., host of the EWTN shows “Icons and “Clic Con Corazon Puro,” will serve as guest speaker Aug. 2, with music from Agnus Dei. 

The seventh and final evening will be a talent show to showcase young adults in the community.