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Archive for August 22nd, 2007

Preparing for the World Youth Day


Where would we be without meetings? As an example of a worthwhile meeting, here are some of our Young Adult Group last Sunday afternoon discussing the preparations for next year’s World Youth Day in Sydney. At present it looks like there will be about ten young people from Saint Mungo’s taking part in WYD2008. Last month, Pope Benedict issued his message to the young people of the world for next year’s World Youth Day, challenging each young believer to bring one other young person to Christ:
The difficulty that adults undoubtedly find in approaching the sphere of youth in a comprehensible and convincing way could be a sign with which the Spirit is urging you young people to take this task upon yourselves. You know the ideals, the language, and also the wounds, the expectations, and at the same time the desire for goodness felt by your contemporaries. This opens up the vast world of young people’s emotions, work, education, expectations, and suffering … Each one of you must have the courage to promise the Holy Spirit that you will bring one young person to Jesus Christ in the way you consider best, knowing how to “give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but to do it with gentleness and reverence” (cf. 1 Pet 3:15).
You can read the full text of the Pope’s message here

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