This initiative originated in the Fall of 2013, when Frs. John Mark McFarland and Alexander Wiseman decided to organize the various groups of young people in the parish in order to help them channel their energies positively, in the service of Church and neighbor, while forming their characters as strong Catholic men and women. Since that first meeting, the group has grown, numerous newcomers attracted to the formative and active aspects of Acies. Meetings and events vary from focused debates to public demonstrations of faith to organizing activities for High School students. Both as a group and as individuals, members of Acies are animated by a spirit of love in action, doing everything for the good of their neighbors and the glory of God.