|Youth Assembly logo unveiled - May 27|
|2012 - Caribbean Church News|
|Friday, 25 May 2012 16:05|
Archbishop Robert Rivas of Castries, St Lucia, has unveiled the logo for the upcoming fourth AEC Youth Assembly in July.
The unveiling took place at a recent meeting of the Archdiocesan Coordinating Committee (ACC), called to discuss plans for the upcoming assembly to be hosted in St Lucia. It features St Lucia’s famous landmarks, the Pitons, and reflects the Assembly’s theme taken from Psalm 119, depicting footprints along a pathway leading towards the Light.
It was also reported at the meeting chaired by the archbishop, that the Assembly’s opening ceremony will take place at the Gros Islet Secondary School on July 24 with local and regional dignitaries – both religious and civic – in attendance.
The opening ceremony will focus on culture, with performances by youth groups from local schools and choirs involved in the pageantry. Later on, catechetical workshops will be held at the same venue for the youth pilgrims with the main feature being a presentation by US-based Fr Roger Landry, on the “Theology of the Body”. There will also be a Young Adult Forum and Training Workshop conducted by the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association. Several events are planned for the Assembly’s two week duration including, Eucharistic celebrations, outdoor Way of the Cross, cultural and sporting activities, teachings and workshops aimed at forming the young pilgrims in Catholic Social Teaching, and engaging them in corporal works of mercy through outreach to the poor and shut-ins.
Among the Assembly’s objectives are: the evangelisation and empowerment of Caribbean youth to be disciples and missionaries through an encounter with Christ that will renew their faith and commitment for living the Christian way of life.
Meanwhile, the Youth Pilgrim Cross, launched on Palm Sunday and blessed by visiting Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Nicola Girasoli, continues its journey round the parishes.
For more information, visit the Assembly website at: www.aecya.lc - AECYA 2012 Communications Committee________________________________________________________________________________________ **DISCLAIMER**: User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Camsel/Catholic News or its staff. Camsel/Catholic News accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments. Please help us keep our site clean from inappropriate comments by using the flag option. Camsel/Catholic News reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments. Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed. Before posting, please refer to the Comments Policy under Resources