Monday, January 11, 2010

Getting Ready for Montée-Jeunesse/Youth Summit

At the Diocesan Centre on Kilborn Place, meetings take place on an occasional or regular basis.

One group of youth leaders that has been meeting every First Wednesday of the month is the committee planning the May 21-24 Youth Summit in the National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau).

These men and women work in English and French and try to reach a consensus as they move towards their inexorable Pentecost Weekend. So far, they have agreed on the poster, which will be released shortly, to have the registration take place at the Patro d'Ottawa in Lowertown and that there will be opening and closing liturgies at the Cathedral on Friday evening, May 21 and the Monday morning of Victoria Day, May 24.

There are plans for host families in parishes to welcome youth from out of town into their homes and to participate in activities in the various parts of town and in the parishes.

An evening torch-lit procession and a Christian rock concert are among the options being considered, as well as opportunities to engage in service projects and witnessing. More details as the Montée-Jeunesse draws near. Meantime, here are some shots of these generous young adults I took when I dropped in on their meeting last week and assured them of my full support in this key church project:

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