Young Adults and the Catholic Church – Marcus Grodi interviews JonMarc and Teresa

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My wife Teresa, our friend Mary Clare Piecynski, and I were interviewed last year by my father, Marcus Grodi, on the experience of living the faith encountered by young adults in the Catholic church today. I hope you enjoy!


In this special 3-part video, Marcus Grodi interviews three Catholic young adults on the experiences and struggles faced by young Catholics in trying to live out their faith in the 21st century.

About the Guests:

JonMarc and Teresa Grodi are recent newlyweds and more recent parents (since this interview was recorded last year) who studied and were involved with campus ministry at Bowling Green State University and the St. Thomas More University Parish. JonMarc has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and he works full-time as the Communications Coordinator for the Coming Home Network International, freelances as a web-designer, and blogs at In addition to being a full-time mom, Teresa has a master’s degree in History and freelances as a writer and copy-editor. Both help to run a local “Faith on Tap” group and occasionally speak at Catholic events.

Mary Clare Piecynski is a life-long Catholic and staff member of the Coming Home Network International. Mary Clare graduated from Ave Maria University in 2005 with a degree in Theology. She works with lay men and women, young adults, and spouses of clergy who are on the journey to the Catholic Church, along with coordinating the CHNetwork’s monthly newsletter. Mary Clare assisted for several years with RCIA, takes part in various Catholic young adult activities in her area, and is privileged to be a Big Sister with Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

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