Sunday, 20 April 2008

Parishes across Gippsland host the WYD cross!

St Michael’s parish in Traralgon hosted the Cross first up today and had a procession, Mass and time of veneration.

We arrived at Lumen Christi in Churchill for the end of their 11am Mass. After a time of veneration in the church the Cross and Icon were processed up to the school courtyard for a parish lunch and concert. It was so The Parish seemed so full of life and it was wonderful to share a meal with them as there was a real sense of community.

Sacred Heart parish in Morwell was next to host the Cross. They began their celebrations with a vibrant procession through town and then had a special liturgy at the Church. People from the parish spoke of how surprised they were to see so many present and what a sign of hope it was for them.

People from St Mary’s in Newborough also had an opportunity to pray before the Cross and Icon in their home town.

We finished tonight with a “Glow stick vigil” at St Kieran’s in Moe. This liturgy was put together predominantly by the young people of the parish and was beautiful. A couple of young people gave their testimonies in a particularly open way and others read prayers and reflections. The music ministry and prayer space was also set up in a way that made it so easy to connect with God.

Annaliese

7 comments:

Mary said...

What an exciting journey

Pat said...

Thisliturgy in question seemed very serene in a way. It is great that the Catholic Church has organised such an event. It brings the youth together. These liturgies unify our youth whether it be indoor or outdoor. WYD is goingto be amazing and the lead up has been a great signal in relation to this prospect. Unify our youth, bring them closer to God's will, what a great way to adhere to this point.

Tony ***** said...

This liturgy in questions seemed to be very calm and peaceful. It is great that the Catholic Church has organised such an important event. It brings the youth together. These litugies unify our youth whether it be indoor or outdoor. WYD08 is going to be spectacular and the lead up has been a great signal in relation to this prospect. Unify our youth, and help bring them closer to God.

Anonymous said...

i really admire your enthusiasm and i hope that the cross and icon was a memorable event. But i find it discoaraging that i am the only person to post a blog so far. Oh,well mabey we need to make these World Youth day blogs more public becauseit is a very good way to share our expirences and ideas.
By Jadd Abdallah (the name sounds muslim but im christian!)

Anonymous said...

that is great

Anonymous said...

i like this, this is good

j.c

Anonymous said...

the cross and icon came to our school and it was a great experience.
Many of us got to touch but most just saw that cross and the icon.
Grant

ps: we also got out of class LOL
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