YOUNG people from across the Logan area gathered at St Paul’s Church, Woodridge, on September 17 for an inaugural deanery youth Mass.
It was the first youth Mass organised by the newly formed Logan Deanery Youth Council.
Logan dean and Woodridge parish priest Fr David Batey celebrated.
Young and older people from Woodridge, Beenleigh, Browns Plains, Kingston/Marsden, Rochedale, Loganholme and Beaudesert parishes attended.
Mass began with a procession of young people carrying a large yellow candle down the aisle of the church to be blessed by Fr Batey.
The candle symbolised that the faith of the deanery’s youth is burning brightly and will be used again at future deanery youth Masses at other parishes.
The theme for the Mass was: “Who do you say I am?”, a key question raised by the Gospel of the day, and was reflected in a graphic designed by George Silao from Woodridge Parish.
George’s design was used as a flyer as well as for the cover of the Mass program.
Youth council members performed various roles during the Mass, with music provided by youth choirs from Woodridge and Beenleigh.
Charlotte Veamatahau from Woodridge Parish and Maryanne Zandona from Rochedale performed the readings and special ministers of the Eucharist included Jessica Zandona from Rochedale and Victoria Laurenzi from Browns Plains.
Amelia Tupuola, Charlotte Veamatahau and George Silao from Woodridge Parish organised the Mass program in conjunction with Victoria Laurenzi, who also contributed to the overall co-ordination of the event.
After Mass, Woodridge Parish’s youth group hosted a sausage sizzle.
Logan Deanery lay pastoral ministry formation co-ordinator Val Catchpoole thanked Woodridge youth group leaders Marina Tuatu and Martin Ram for their work in helping members of the deanery youth council with the catering.
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