VIVID faith was heard and proclaimed when 600 people gathered for Brisbane archdiocese’s latest offering for youth.
Organiser Michael Hart, from the Catholic Youth Ministry team, within Faith and Life, said the August 19 Vivid event was “a great celebration” tapping into the “Go Make a Difference” theme.
“There was a range of people from parishes, schools, deaneries and youth movements present,” he said.
“Did the event touch young people? … The broad range of young people got to experience something really special.”
Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane addressed the “enthusiastic and vibrant” crowd “bringing together his skill as a great homilist”, Michael said, adding, “He ‘breaks open’ the message for young people in a way they can understand.
“If we are going to make a difference we have to be different,” Michael recalled Archbishop Coleridge saying during Vivid.
The Archbishop also made the link to next year’s World Youth Day theme of “Go Make Disciples”.
American musician Steve Angrisano was also on hand to “break open” the message “sharing his wisdom as an internationally recognised storyteller”.
“Young people were really touched by what the Archbishop and Steve said,” Michael said.
“They heard they are called to make more than a cursory difference – that it’s about making a significant difference.
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