Give Youth a Liturgical Role
At a workshop for Witbank diocese youth ministry leaders, Bishop Joe Sandri stressed the importance of recognising the youth, and possibly having them lead Mass once a month.
Young people should be recognised more, and even be given the opportunity to lead Mass at least once a month, a bishop has said.
Addressing a workshop for youth ministry leaders in his diocese, Bishop Joe Sandri of Witbank emphasised that they should love and be patient with the youth, and encouraged them to make sure the youth be recognised in parishes, also in terms of liturgical input.
The workshop, held at Maria Trost-Lydenburg, was facilitated by diocesan youth coordinator Mthunzi Manda and diocesan youth chaplain Fr Sonnyboy Mahloko.
“The aim of the workshop was to help the youth leaders with how to work and understand young people,” Mr Manda told The Southern Cross. “We had leaders who work with the youth, altar servers, Children of Mary, Masolenyane and Holy Childhood.”
Participants were also trained on how to bring all the youth structures together, and support one another.
Witbank’s parishes launched the diocesan theme “Youth and Faith” at parish level in April.