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Vocations focus for Marist youth

Call waiting: Students gathered at a Year 12 forum organised by Marist youth that focused on understanding their own vocation.

Call waiting: Students gathered at a Year 12 forum organised by Marist youth that focused on understanding their own vocation.

By Sharni-Lee Moore

“VOCATIONS: Call Waiting” was the theme for this year’s Marist Youth Ministry Year 12 Forum.

It was a gathering of students from across Queensland and Northern NSW, for a weekend of open, honest conversation about where the students are recognising and responding to God’s personal call in their lives.

As young people, quite often layers are placed over our hearts and minds, pushing us away from God’s desire to know us personally.

The weekend was an opportunity for these young people to take off these layers and understand more about their vocation and their true self.

Students were encouraged to ask questions from a panel who each have lived and fulfilled their own vocations.

The questions presented on this weekend were only a start for students to uncover and fulfil their own vocations; during the rest of the year these will continue to be challenged and strengthened.

In post-school ministry, our events have continued to support young adults with where they are at in faith and life.

Exchange: Pilgrim was a great event, with guest speaker Sam Clear joining us for dinner and a conversation afterwards, sharing his incredible story of self-discovery and passion.

Sam’s Walk4One for Unity consisted of 15,600km on foot around the world challenging communities to pray for Christian unity and love.

Capturing our attentions with excitement, Sam asked “What would you walk around the world for?”

Questions that many of us don’t contemplate, especially in light of the time, effort, planning and struggle that Sam clearly displayed, were involved in the process.

Exchange has become an opportunity for young adults to connect and share their faith journey, no matter what stage they are currently at. Exchange is and shall remain a home to return to, a place where all are welcome.

Sharni-Lee Moore is a regional assistant of Marist Youth Ministry.

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