BRISBANE Catholic youth initiatives are invited to share their stories and perspectives in a new archdiocesan project that will help guide youth ministry beyond 2014.
Newly appointed youth project consultant Teresa Delsorte, who has 10 years’ experience in youth ministry with National Evangelisation Teams Ministries, will head this new project operating under the archdiocese’s new entity for mission and formation, Evangelisation Brisbane.
Over a 12-month period, Miss Delsorte will develop a proposal for youth ministry between 2015 and 2017 based on input from all Catholic youth initiatives in Brisbane archdiocese.
An important aspect of the research will be encouraging relationships between all the various Catholic youth initiatives in Brisbane which, according to Miss Delsorte, were extremely diverse.
“I love what’s here in the archdiocese,” she said.
“There are so many different opportunities that cater to a range of people and enable people from all walks of life to connect with God.”
Miss Delsorte said she hoped to visit and meet personally with all youth initiatives over the next 12 months.
“My first step, with this research project, is talking to the people who know, people who are on the ground,” she said.
“My job is to listen and then collate the responses, to understand what the voices across this archdiocese are saying.
“Yes, I’m going to want to talk to young people who are themselves being evangelised, but I also trust the experience of people, for example, who have been working in a parish for the last 10 years and have seen their youth group come and go.
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