THE Holy Spirit Youth Group at Bray Park, on Brisbane’s northside, is making a name for itself as young people alive and on fire for Christ.
The group started with a monthly youth Mass which continues to be the main focal point for the group.
But it has grown into much more, with emphasis on other activities such as regular youth meetings, prayer meetings, social outings, charity work and outreach development.
The goal for the group is to bring the youth of the parish community closer to God.
To achieve this goal, the group held its first youth camp in February with an overwhelming 65 young people attending. The theme of the camp was ‘Reflect’ and the aim was to empower youth to be the shining stars that reflect the light of Christ.
Many young people left the camp with a renewed outlook in their faith.
One member, Patrick Tiley, said: ‘My life was changed after my parents convinced me to go to youth camp in February. I was at the point where I was going to be the typical teenager and refuse to go to church. I am now an extremely active member of the parish youth group.’
The camp has given the group strength, confidence and motivation to further outreach to youth in the community.
Their first major outreach event is a youth rally called “Pumped’. The night has an exciting line up of music, drama, multimedia presentations, prize giveaways and three renowned speakers. It is aimed at high school age youth and above.
Pumped co-ordinator Paul said: ‘It is the kind of night that young Christians could feel proud to invite their non-churchgoing friends to. To use the obvious cliche, everyone at Holy Spirit is pumped about the steps our youth group are taking.’
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