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‘We’re just trying to help people meet Jesus’: Why young Catholics flock to Ignite Conference

THEY gathered, foot-stomping and singing, their thurible reimagined as a smoke-machine, with untamed school-holiday haircuts and fluoro wrist-bands; and they radiated a festival fervour suggesting Jagger or Bowie was up next – this was Ignite Conference 2019.  More than 1500 young people from across Queensland and New South Wales gathered for four days of sacraments, music and workshops at Mueller ... Read More »

‘I now believe’: The Catholic Church is winning over young people through Ignite Conference

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RENEWAL was the hope and lived experience of an estimated 1500 people of all ages from September 26-29 at the New Again-themed Ignite Youth Conference in Brisbane archdiocese. Inspired by the Book of Revelations scripture of, “Behold, I am making all things new” (21:5), Ignite Youth, an arm of Emmanuel Community, provided the platform for four dynamic days of sacraments, ... Read More »

Ignite Conference 2019: Not just changed for a day but transformed for a life

THIS year, CCI is once again sponsoring The Ignite Youth conference taking place in both Brisbane and Sydney. We had the opportunity to ask Kym Keady, the National Director of Ignite Youth a few questions about the impact of the event! Kym has been working in youth ministry for over 25 years. As a counsellor, author, youth worker, inspirational speaker, ... Read More »

Teenagers teach their mum and dad new ways to encounter and express their faith

“CHURCH widow” is an identity Jacinta Coman has lived. She recalled being the “sole driving force for faith” within her immediate family, but has long dusted off the tag, as today the mother-of-three- teenager’s reality is quite the contrary. Earlier this month, Jacinta’s husband of 22 years, Mark, and their children, Zac, 19, Abbey, 18, and Georgia, 15, together attended ... Read More »

Ignite Conference 2018: Reflections from a Ministry Partner

THE Sisters of the Immaculata are based in Tasmania. They were founded in 2008 through the desire for spiritual renewal in parishes. Each year they run a school of mission, a full time live in experience of mission for five months. This month they will be bringing a group of their sisters and missionaries to Ignite Conference 2018. This is ... Read More »

Ignite Conference 2018: Reflections from a high-schooler

I WAS encouraged to attend this year’s conference by friends who attended last year. They were extremely happy that they went last year, and I’ve been looking forward to attending this year’s conference since I heard about it last year. I’ve heard about all the interesting things they learnt at the conference last year and I’m excited to experience it ... Read More »

Fr Willie Lee following Pope Francis’ call to go to peripheries of society

  GROWING up in Fiji, Willie Lee admired the Irish Columban missionaries who travelled across the world to serve the people of his island home. His great-great-grandfather had accepted the first Catholic priests to his remote rural province of Vanua Levu or “Big Land”. Little did young Willie know that one day he would become a Columban missionary. “I saw ... Read More »

Robert Haddad is sharing the fullness of truth

By Selina Venier APOLOGETICS has nothing to do with apologising. That’s what Sydney’s Robert Haddad hoped to convey to young people at this year’s Ignite Conference. “Young people might mistakenly think apologetics is somehow about apologising but at its fundamental level, it’s about giving answers to the ‘why’ questions,” Mr Haddad said after presenting an Ignite keynote address. “We teach ... Read More »

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