Below is our latest blog. We went to congress again this year as well as helped out at Youth Day. Youth Day is what we focus on.
This is the second year that we have helped at Youth Day, held the Thursday prior to the opening of Religious Education Congress. This year they were able to be in the arena. Two sessions with 7,500 teens and chaperones at each one.
Each session consisted of a Mass with Archbishop Gomez and a wonderful youth choir, a keynote by Fr. Greg Boyle, and music by Jeremy & Ryan as well as talented youth from the archdiocese.
There are times when many people wonder, “what is the future of the Catholic Church?”
” Will our youth continue on in our faith?”
After seeing this year’s Youth Rally, we believe the answer is “Yes!” So many youth, filled with grace and faith, singing, praying and worshiping as one. Their enthusiasm is infectious, they wanted to be there. They clap and dance, they raise their voices in a joy filled harmony, but more important than this , they share their faith and belief in Jesus and truly want to “Talk Jesus to Me” (Which was this year’s theme).
Over seven thousand young people listening to Archbishop Gomez’s homily. Over seven thousand, completely quiet as Fr. Greg spoke about his “homies.” Over seven thousand singing excitedly with Jeremy & Ryan. The lights of thousands of phones light the arena with a glow that makes God smile.
We saw fifteen thousand youth and chaperones excited about Jesus! We pray that they will bring this excitement back with them and share it with all of those in their home parishes!
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