This Sunday, the Feast of Christ the King also marks the 38th World Youth Day. Our young people are not the future of the Church, but the here and now and their commitment to justice, to peace and to love is something we can all be encouraged by.
In his message to young people this November (read in full here), Pope Francis says:
"Dear young people, do not be afraid to share with others the hope and joy of the risen Christ! Nurture the spark that has been kindled in you, but at the same time share it. You will come to realise that it grows by being given away!"
Please keep our young people and those that work with them in your prayers, especially all those involved with the work we undertake across the diocese.
Below find some ideas and resources to help you celebrate World Youth Day in your parish this weekend....
The best way to celebrate young people is to involve them!
Readings... Prayers of the Faithful (ideas below)... Collection... Offertory Procession...
Recognise the Young People in your Parish involved in the Pope John Paul II Award:
Re-present the medals and certificates awarded at our diocesan ceremony on November 10th, or commission the young people who have just started working towards their JPII Award.