The guide was published by the social services arm of the Dublin Archdiocese and looks at a range of options for those awaiting their exam results.
“It is my prayer that all the lay faithful will realise that we are all called by Baptism and Confirmation to be a part of a new springtime for the faith.”
"A substantial number of young people do not ask the Church for anything because they do not see it as significant for their lives."
We’re just sitting in amazement watching the green shoots coming from people’s hearts because we all know that we are a mission field in Ireland – Dominic Perrem, Alpha Ireland.
The summit is part of One World Week, a week of youth-led awareness-raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year.
“How can I bring more of these talented, articulate, faith-filled young people into the daily life and decision-making roles of the Church?”
Many young people have positive experiences of chaplaincy services, pilgrimages and other dedicated national and international youth encounter events.
128 pp. Veritas Publications. To purchase this book online go to www.veritas.ie This small book has about 250 short prayers from grandchildren for their grandparents. The prayers are beautifully laid out each one separately on a coloured page; they have an innocence, directness and simplicity that is engaging. The book has a Foreword by Dr Michael Neary, Archbishop of
Fr Peter Sexton writes about Taizé, that in itself is a ‘parable of community’ and brings reconciliation between divided Christians and separated peoples. He explains how it brought healing to one of his students.
This month the Pope asks us to pray ‘that the World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, may inspire young people and make them the seed of hope for a new humanity’. Fr Leon Ó Giolláin SJ explains who are the young people who will be at Sydney and are the seed of hope for a
“What’s community?” asked Pat Coyle’s teenage son when she thought she had produced the clinching argument about why he should go to Mass. It was the beginning of her journey of letting him follow his own path.
Carmel Wynne stresses the need for parents to develop good communication habits with their children so that they are able to maintain a helpful relationship with them during the turbulent teenage years.