YOUNG Catholics on the Sunshine Coast and beyond answered the call to “Wake Up!” and live their faith at North Coast Deanery’s inaugural youth gathering on August 13.
Parish youth ministry co-ordinators and college campus ministers gathered at St Catherine of Siena Church, Sippy Downs, to listen to young people have their say and to work together to create an inspiring and fun day.
Maroochydore parish youth ministry co-ordinator Donna McDade said the young people were bursting with energy and spoke from the heart.
“We have been in a deep slumber and our young people are ready for action,” she said.
The afternoon began with MCs Libby Daniels and Kaylene Langford lifting the energy with games such as the Mexican wave and Catholica Aerobica, an aerobics class based on classic Catholic exercises.
A National Evangelisation Team (NET) from Noosa District Parish followed this with a superhero drama.
A Maroochydore parish band, Heavensent, also performed some original material.
Donna said small group conversations were a highlight of the day as people from different generations and backgrounds shared their stories.
Young people from Sippy Downs gave an insight to their passion for social justice and their determination to make the world a better place.
The afternoon finished with a Liturgy of the Word.
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