Episode 17 of the At The Well podcast is now available.
In their first episode for 2021, co-hosts Catholic Youth Parramatta Local Engagement Leader, Qwayne Guevara, and writer and mother Joy Adan, speak with guest Surly Shakkal about expressions of faith.
“How you express your faith or experience faith is different compared to when you were a child, compared to today as a young adult, and as you grow up, you experience different things. It might also depend on where you live, what country you may be from, and your background,” Joy explained.
Surly described how her expressions of faith changed when she moved to Australia when she was 12, compared to when she was younger in Syria.
“I think a difficulty in people expressing their faith is having their priorities correct. Set some time aside from your day to focus on the Bible, or say a simple prayer,” Surly said.
Qwayne added, “it can be quite hard for a young person to prioritise faith, or even find opportunities for them to go to Church, even more so now with the challenges or COVID and what that’s presented.”
The podcast is a chance to build on the joys of Catholic Youth Parramatta’s At The Well evenings for young women on a more regular basis, a chance to give a feminine perspective on questions of faith and life, and to continue the conversations sparked during the face-to-face gatherings.
At The Well is an initiative of the Diocese of Parramatta, through its youth ministry Catholic Youth Parramatta.
You can listen to this podcast and the previous episodes on The Well. You can also tune in via Soundcloud by visiting tinyurl.com/atthewellcyp and on Spotify by searching for ‘Catholic Youth Parramatta’.
You can submit your questions or contact the hosts through the At The Well Facebook group.