Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Campbelltown experiences the WYDCross and Icon

This morning began with a procession to St Gregory's College. The school community gathered for a wonderful liturgy to reflect on the resurrection of Jesus and to reverence the WYD Cross and they lifted the roof with their singing!







We then took the Cross and Icon to the University of Western Sydney where the students had prepared another prayer service and an opportunity to venerate the Cross.








Our Lady help Of Christian's Parish joined with John Therry High school to welcome the Cross and Icon. The students had prepared dance and music for the special occasion and also heard some testimonies about World Youth day.







After leaving we had a short stopover to remember and pray for a young boy who had died in tragic ciecumstances and to lay a wreath in his honour.

St Patrick's College hosted a combined schools gathering. Here students and parishioners had the opportunity to encounter the cross and Icon and participated by writing paryers on a huge canvas.

They then processed the Cross to the Campbelltown Arts Centre for the youth festival Rise Up. The festivities continued into the night and a vigil was held at St ohn the Evangelist's Church.

Annaliese

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the liturgy at Eagle Vale Parish –it was wonderful to see so many people getting involved regardless of age or cultural background. The Staff and Parents of both St Mary’s Primary and St Greg’s should be very proud of their Children, they all were so well behaved and courteous. I hope and pray this experience brings not only those within their community closer, but helps to form and strengthen friendships now and in the future between those from their neighbouring communities.

Geanina said...

RISE UP Macarthur was truly an outreach to the whole community! I am humbled by the people who made it all possible.
One of security guards assigned to do a job on the night commented "Wow...I did not know Catholics celebrate this way. I'm so happy to be here." He was not a mere spectator indifferent to the occasion, but a participant moved by the power of the Spirit! Many people came because they heard the band playing music and just went along to 'check it out' but were some of the last to leave!
Thank you to the Diocese and the JCI team travelling with the Cross - be sure that you guys refuel and 'receive' too!

Anonymous said...

LALALALALALALALALA

thats how excited i am for WYD08!

let the party begin!

BOOM SHAKA LAKAAA!!!

Anonymous said...


we hope that all the people involved in the WYD08 have a awsome time, and we also would like to congratulate you for being involved in WYD08.
Its good to see so many people involved in this day!

Anonymous said...

Its a good opportunity for people to get involved. Its good to see everyone joining together and I hope this event brings more and more people together makining everyone closer together as one. But I hope it develops new relationships and bonds people together regardless of their differences...

Anonymous said...

It's great to see so many people involved and I hope you all had a great time. It's good to see so many people coming together regardless of their age and race. i hope that this experiences brings many more people together.

Anonymous said...

I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the liturgy at Eagle Vale Parish –it was wonderful to see so many people getting involved regardless of age or cultural background.Its a good opportunity for people to get involved. It's good to see so many people coming together regardless of their age and race.



Let the party begin! TU.

Anonymous said...

As a participant in the ceremony at St Gregs Campbelltown i was strunk by the reverance and participation by all of the boys at this school. never in my life have i experianced something as moving as hearing the voices of a thousand plus boys singing. The students ans staff should be so imensly proud of there representation of faith. I urge all people to attend a mass of the schools to experiance the singing..it was truly mind blowing.

 
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