Maronite Young Adults

Who we are

The Maronite Young Adult (MYA) is a group of Maronite Catholic disciples who try to live the teaching of the Catholic Church and embrace Jesus in their daily lives. By their service, social, and spiritual activities, they seek to live the Gospel of mercy and compassion and grow in their relationship with Jesus and one another. The ages of members in the MYA are high-school graduates ranging from 18-35.

Community Involvement

The Maronite Young Adults of Saint Louis Gonzaga Church, Utica are committed to bettering the community. Each year, the organization hosts a "Young Adult Mixer" inviting all young adults in the greater Utica area for an evening of camaraderie and spiritual discussion. In addition to unifying Catholic young adults locally, the MYA hosts bi-annual Social Hours in which 100% of proceeds benefit a local charity. The MYA has raised $12,000 for local charities. The beneficiaries include;

  • Fall 2015, Children's Miracle Network
  • Summer 2016, Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Winter 2017, The Good News Center
  • Summer 2017, Abraham House

Getting Involved

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Maronite Young Adults of Saint Louis Gonzaga Church, please contact an executive team member.

Executive Team

Co-President: John Salamy

Co-President: Josh Lewis

Spiritual Committee Chairperson: Andrew Rahme

Social and Outreach Co-chairperson: Zach Lewis

Social and Outreach Co-chairperson: Melissa Zeina

Parish Development Co-chairperson: Elias Zeina

Parish Development Co-chairperson: Mark Zeina

In the News

December 2017: Maronite Voice, p. 8

May 2016: Utica Observer Dispatch

December 2015: Rome Sentinel

November 2015: Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce

View MYA's Constitution and Bylaws