CATHOLIC youth ministers from across Australia will gather in Sydney next month to share their experiences and dreams for the future of the ministry in the first National Symposium on Catholic Youth Ministry.
Hosted by the Broken Bay Institute, a member institute of the Sydney College of Divinity, “Builders and Dreamers” on July 3-4 will feature keynote speakers Drs Bob and Maggie McCarty and Dr Charlotte McCorquodale from the United States. Bishop Michael Putney of Townsville will celebrate a symposium Mass.
The symposium will include several sessions delivered by the US guest speakers.
Fostering the three Cs (Credibility, Confidence, and Christ), it will discuss how hosting World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008 can transform and fortify Catholic youth ministry in Australia for many years to come.
In the first session Bob and Maggie McCarty will discuss “From Vision to Reality: Developing a New Ministry Map for a Changing Landscape”.
Dr McCorquodale will then speak on “The Builders and Dreamers: Who will they be for this generation of young Catholics?”
The third session will focus on “World Youth Day: Practical Realities and Exciting Possibilities”.
Symposium costs are $300 each, plus $30 for the symposium dinner.
For further information visit www.bbi.catholic.edu.au or write to PO Box 125, Wahroonga, NSW 2076 or phone (02) 9473 4570.
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