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Chastity Project is bringing its ministry of chastity to the Cathedral of St. Joseph later this month.

Through the project, Jason Evert offers "Purified," which helps teenagers (and their parents) learn about God's plan for love.

The Purified initiative combines Evert's presentation on chastity for the family with a time of prayer, adoration and the sacrament of reconciliation for everyone, according to Cathedral of St. Joseph Youth Ministry news release.

The ministry is to distribute free resources (intended to help each member of the family live out a chaste lifestyle) to every attendee.

The event is 6-8 p.m. April 21 in the cathedral, 2315 W. Main St., Jefferson City.

Innocence of every member of the family is under attack, according to the release.

Youth consume pornographic material at pandemic levels — through various media and on their phones, it says. The majority of U.S. citizens are single, and many don't see the value of marriage.

More than a million people contract sexually transmitted diseases daily around the globe. And there are levels of scandal and confusion within the church, the release says.

"Families are looking for answers. Parents are the primary sex educators, but very few of them have been shown how to effectively bring the message of chastity to their teens, or how to live out the virtue within their marriages," the release says.

The Purified initiative is a family-based event that invites parents and teenagers to learn about God's plan for human sexuality, the release says.

Tickets are $20 each and available at the Chastity Project website, chastity project.com/purified. Or contact Cathedral of St. Joseph Youth Minister Julie Gramlich at 573-635-7991.

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