YOUNG people organised a Mass with “Verve” at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Bardon on February 16.
Joel Hodge, who is co-ordinator of the Bardon/Rosalie/Red Hill Verve Youth Group, said the ‘Verve Mass’ was part of a process to bring young people in the parish cluster closer together as a community.
He said the talents, energy and faith of young people from the three parishes came together to help organise the Mass for young people aged in their teens to 30s. It featured piano, guitars, violin, flutes, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet and vocals combined with multimedia, artwork and drama.
The theme of the Mass, based on the readings of the day, was modern-day lepers within the community.
‘The Mass was a great success not only for the large amount of people who attended, but for the satisfaction and energy so many people, both the young people organising the Mass and those who attended, felt at the Mass,’ Joel said.
It was followed by a sausage sizzle and drinks, prepared by the Bardon parish community.
Joel said the youth of the cluster hoped to continue the momentum, with regular youth Masses as well as other special events, including another ‘Verve Mass’ planned for May or June at St Brigid’s Church, Red Hill.
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