MORE than 130 young people from across Brisbane archdiocese have participated in prayer workshops since last November.
Facilitated by Youth and Children’s Ministry Team member Paul Catchlove the initiative spurred much interest.
“The young people who took part relished the opportunity to learn a variety of different prayer forms from within the Catholic tradition,” he said.
Such forms included those centred on traditional prayers such as the Divine Office, the more meditative Lectio Divina and an “imaginative
“We often focussed on breathing to assist young people to ‘just be’ with their God,” Paul said.
“We spoke about how important it is to spend time with God in the midst of busyness and the messiness of life.”
Conscious that “no one form of prayer works for everyone”, the workshops have been offered in Southport, Albany Creek, Corinda-Graceville, Aspley, Upper Mt Gravatt and more recently in Inala (with participants pictured).
Paul said other parishes who might be interested in future workshops are welcome to contact him on (07) 3336 9170. “Young people are yearning to be in relationship with others and with their God,” he said.
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