THE Young Christian Students movement (YCS) is set for a revival in Brisbane archdiocese.
At a national conference in Perth last year, with the theme of “Never Underestimate The Students”, a challenge was put to members to grow the youth movement around Australia.
New national worker, Devett O’Brien, from Brisbane, said the national executive had set Brisbane as a priority for the next year.
“We are focusing on extending the YCS in Brisbane, Canberra-Goulburn and Port Pirie,” he said.
“Each of these places has a strong base of past members that can support the movement so we’d love to hear from any past members of the YCS here.”
He said a new YCS group had started recently at St James College, Brisbane, and several more schools had expressed interest in starting new groups.
“We have been working closely with the Youth and Children’s Ministry Team and Brisbane Catholic Education to plan how to grow the YCS in Brisbane,” Devett said.
“The YCS continues to be a positive and relevant movement that is addressing the problems of secondary school students in the light of the Gospel.”
He said some examples of YCS current actions are a “Say No to Racism” kit produced by Parramatta YCS; a “Body Image” campaign run by Perth YCS to deal with some students’ negative ideas about their bodies; and the national YCS campaign on life’s pressures.
Devett said there were many positive signs in Brisbane.
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