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Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Day 2018 officially launched

KUCHING –  Over 100 youths from the different parishes in the archdiocese gathered at St Joseph’s Cathedral to witness the reception of the Cross for each Parish Youth Ministry and Youth Groups.

The opening ceremony for Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Day 2018, with the theme taken from Luke 1:30 “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God,” was held on 24 Feb 2018.

After the Mass, each Parish Youth Ministry and Youth Group in the archdiocese received a mini cross as a symbol of Christ reaching out to the youth in their respective parishes.

The Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Simon Poh, with Father Larry Tan SJ, Chaplain Kuching Campus Ministry, concelebrating. kchadyouth

Cardinal Farrell launches International Catechesis for WMOF

VATICAN CITY – A press conference was held at the Holy See Press Office on 25 Jan 2018 to launch the International Catechesis in preparation for the World Meeting of Families, in Dublin, Ireland.

There are seven months to go until the World Meeting of Families and on Thursday Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life presented to journalists seven catecheses to help and guide dioceses, parishes and families in the lead up to the Dublin event.

7 Catechetical passages

Journalists were treated to a video montage of Italian singer Andrea Bocelli performing the seven catechetical passages at the Sagrada Famiglia in Barcelona, which are based on the Gospel account of the Finding of Christ in the Temple.

The Irish Cardinal said it was his hope that these seven passages would be a source of dialogue and discussion.. “I would hope that couples, friends and same age groups would get together and discuss these catechesis; I would hope then in parishes they would use them as a method to create a discussion among people and I would hope that dioceses would use them and Bishops would use them also.”


Cardinal Farrell noted that the specific purpose of the gathering, “was to teach what the Church teaches on marriage, you know we are not going to make any excuses for what we believe… that doesn’t mean that we don’t recognise that there are other ways of understanding marriage but we’re talking about the way we understand marriage.”

During the five-day meeting there will be a three-day congress on the “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World.”  There will also be a seminar organised by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

Cardinal Farrell expressed the hope that the strong tradition of family life in Ireland would be an example “and become contagious” to the rest of the world during this meeting.

The World Meeting of Families takes place on 21-26 August 2018. – Lydia O’Kane, Vatican News

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