ADAM Morris from Canberra and Goulburn archdiocese is the new executive officer of the Australian Network of Diocesan Youth Ministry Co-ordinators (ANDYMC).
Michael Hart from Brisbane archdiocese and Brent Lammas from Rockhampton diocese were re-elected as secretary and treasurer respectively. Louise Cooper-Jones from Sandhurst diocese was elected as the networker.
ANDYMC met in Sydney from June 30-July 4 to discuss issues relating to young people and the Church.
It is a network of member dioceses who work together to foster the development of youth ministry in Catholic dioceses in Australia.
The annual meeting offered diocesan youth ministry co-ordinators an opportunity to get together with colleagues and to share ideas and resources as well as giving them a chance to put some time into national Catholic youth ministry projects.
Diocesan youth ministry co-ordinators from Brisbane, Sydney, Parramatta, Broken Bay, Canberra and Goulburn, Adelaide, Maitland-Newcastle, Melbourne, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Hobart, Sandhurst and Perth attended the meeting.
Sydney Auxiliary Bishop David Cremin joined the youth co-ordinators for lunch and celebrated Eucharist with them during the week.
Guest speaker Dr Charlotte McCorquodale from the United States gave the gathering an insight to her experience and research on youth ministry and the role of the diocesan youth ministry co-ordinator.
Members also took part in a day-long Ecumenical Youth Ministry Expo Day.
Karen Lunney from Broken Bay diocese, who vacated the position of executive officer, was thanked for her many years of hard work with the network.
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