‘At The Well’ Episode 23 is live

12 July 2022


Episode 23 of the At The Well podcast is now available.

In this episode, co-hosts Catholic Youth Parramatta Manager, Qwayne Guevara, and writer and mother Joy Adan, spoke with Patrice Moriarty, a social justice advocate and a parishioner from Holy Spirit Parish, St Clair-Erskine Park, about Catholic Social Teaching and how it has shaped how Patrice navigates life and service.

Patrice explained that to her, Catholic Social Teaching is the Church’s “beautiful” and “life-giving” response on how we should treat each other – whether they be Catholic or not.

“What we should do is love each other, serve each other, look out for one another – it’s about treating each other like God wants us to treat each other, which is like family, because we are all part of God’s creation,” she said.

“How do we put our faith into practice in the everyday, as we are walking along the street or when we are in our workplaces.”

Joy appreciated how Patrice made reference to a passage in Matthew 25 to contextualise Catholic Social Teaching.

“They are big issues, big problems to tackle and it can feel like it is too big for any of us to ever solve in our lifetime, but it’s key to bring it back to the heart of the Gospel and what Jesus asks us to do, which is to see Him in every person that we encounter,” she said.

Qwayne added, “Jesus navigated and moved towards people who were not seen and perhaps were treated poorly and how He really did move out of His way just so He could be present.

“That’s the heart of Jesus – He wants you to know that you are seen and loved and for you to know that you have a purpose.”

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.

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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 Spotify by searching for ‘Catholic Youth Parramatta’.

You can submit your questions or contact the hosts through the At The Well Facebook group.


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