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W hen it comes to religion, a report described the mil- lennial generation, those currently between ages 18 to 33, as "rela- tively unattached to organized religion." "It's insane how many students lose their faith in college," said Jessica Harris, director of evangelization of St. John XXIII Parish in Fort Collins, across the street from Colorado State University. Twenty nine percent of young adults identified themselves as "religiously una… liated" in "Millennials in Adult- hood," a 2014 report by the Pew Research Center. This was at or near the highest level of religious disa… liation recorded for any generation in the quarter-century that Pew has been polling on religion. Bucking that study, St. John XXIII reported that student weekly Mass attendance has doubled in the last four years—from about 300 students to 600 on a typical Sunday. The parish attributes the uptick in participation to Struggling with addiction » 23 How we convince our- selves sins aren't sins Friends every student must have » 4 A modern-day take on patron saints VOLUME XCI - NO. 14 | 115 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE GOSPEL | APRIL 18-24, 2015 | @DenverCatholic | | Around the Archdiocese » 6 What is consecrated life? Find out at open houses BY JULIE FILBY 303-715-3123 NOT LOSING FAITH How one college parish is reaching millennials Why tithe? » 8 It might be more about your needs than others To fi nd out about events, or submit your own, visit our online calendar at ONLINE | » 4 A student in prayer during Mass April 12 at St. John XXIII Church in Fort Collins. The university parish has seen an increase in student participation over the last four years. PHOTO BY DANIEL PETTY/DENVER CATHOLIC ST. JOHN XXIII STUDENT INVOLVEMENT Attend weekend Mass: 600 In Bible studies: 400 Attend Sunday Night Suppers: 300

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