Significance! Youth SundaySunday 24th November 2019
This National Youth Sunday we are called and challenged to think as a parish community, not just what our young people can do for us but what we can do to welcome encourage and empower our young people to feel like they belong.
This weekend, on the Feast of Christ the King, the Church in England and Wales celebrates National Youth Sunday.
On this day, we celebrate the young people in our parish and community and all the gifts and talents they share with us. The theme for this year’s NYS is ‘Significance’ taken from Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation to young people
“For him, you have worth; you are not insignificant. You are important to him, for you are the work of his hands. That is why he is concerned about you and looks to you with affection”
(Christus Vivit, 115).
The theme of Significance led worship at this year’s Flame and this excerpt from Robert Madu’s talk can act as a great conversation starter for youth groups in your parish.
In our diocese there are a number of events for young people, including the Catholic Hub. It’s a new monthly event featuring prayer, music and fellowship for young adults who are over 18. If you or someone you know fits the bill, we’d love for you to join us at the Cathedral on the second Saturday of every month to hear and join in praise while growing in your faith and meeting other like-minded young people!
This National Youth Sunday, join us in praying for all young people, especially those in our diocese, and that they experience Christ’s love for them in all that they do and come to know more deeply that they are valued members of our community.