Empower Youth Conference for Parish Youth Ministries
A conference to empower youth will be held in Cape Town next month, with a keynote speaker from Australia and presentations from youth programmes.
The Organisation of African Youth and the youth chaplaincy of the archdiocese of Cape Town are hosting the Empower Youth Conference on October 6 at St Anthony’s church in Langa.
The conference is aimed at youth ministries in parishes and all in the archdiocese are asked to bring along at least two representatives.
The intention of the conference is to “nurture and support effective youth ministry in parishes”, archdiocesan youth chaplain Fr Charles Prince said.
“This will be aided through training and networking opportunities provided primarily for youth leaders so that they can help build a Church full of young people who are alive and passionate about Jesus Christ,” he explained.
NET Ministries & Other Teen Ministries
The keynote speaker will be Mark Doyle, director of NET Ministries in Australia. NET Ministries is a worldwide Catholic peer-to-peer youth ministry.
Youth programmes including Alpha, Life Teen and Taizé will present their work at the conference.
A discussion workshop will address issues facing youth leaders in their parishes. This is in line with the Synod of Bishops on Youth, which will be taking place in the Vatican at the same time.
The conference will also include input on youth programmes and activities that can be used in parishes.
Tickets at R90 per person, which includes lunch on the day, are available online at www.ticketwiz.co.za/attendee/99/ticketwizard/