YOUNG people will walk with Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby today (Sunday) from Kangaroo Point to St Stephen’s Cathedral.
The Y-Walk coincides with a number of events including the 39th World Day for Vocations and preparation for World Youth Day, to be held in July in Toronto, Canada.
The young people and the archbishop will be walking in the footsteps of Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop.
Y-Walk has been organised by archdiocesan vocations director Fr Tony Randazzo and Vocations Taskforce member Fr Morgan Batt.
Fr Batt said the walk was about solidarity and he and Fr Randazzo hoped World Youth Day pilgrims, seminarians and those interested in joining the priesthood would join the archbishop.
‘We’re also walking in the footsteps of Mary MacKillop who used to live at Kangaroo Point when she was in Brisbane and walk to what is now the Mary MacKillop chapel (next to St Stephen’s Cathedral),’ he said.
‘It’s also the Sunday before the Synod Youth Forum.’
Fr Randazzo said the walk would be a visible sign of people’s participation and vocation in the Church at different levels.
‘It’s active and out there and highlights vocations as being called to activate your baptism in the world,’ he said.
Fr Randazzo said the walk would also specifically focus on vocations for the priesthood.
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