Tuesday, October 5, 2010

AUSTRALIA: YOUTH MINISTRY CONVERNTION INVIGORATES YOUTH


Cath News report; The Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention has been declared a success by organisers, who said the event has reinvigorated hundreds of Australian youth ministers.“The ACYMC was a huge success. A significant event in the life of the Church and for youth ministry in Australia” reported Malcolm Hart, Senior Youth Ministry Projects Officer for the Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life, according to a media release.
The convention brought together almost 400 participants from youth ministry in schools, parishes,communities, movements, religious institutions and dioceses from Australia and visitors from New Zealand.The seven Bishops who taught, prayed and mentored the youth ministers over the three days were inspired to see the large crowds gathered and the enthusiasm of participants.“You are the ones who support the young heart of the Church. Your role is important and the Bishops of Australia want to continue to support you in this ministry” said Bishop Eugene Hurley, Chairman of the BCPL.On the final day, Bishop Joseph Grech, the Bishops delegate for youth, commissioned the delegates to spread the Gospel message throughout Australia, with a passionate and charismatic exhortation to grasp their identity and mission as Christians with both hands.
“You must take the passion you have for Christ to the young people of the Church. You are to ground yourselves in the scriptures. God has called each one of you to this vital ministry in the Church” said Bishop Grech.

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