Catholic Youth Parramatta’s mega LIFTED Launch week is on the horizon and there’s a place for everyone. You’re invited! LIFTED is our unique and ongoing Diocesan ENCOUNTER for youth, students, young adults and those that minister with them. A time when we meet, listen, learn, pray, share, anoint and send.
Understandably COVID-19 restricts many practices traditionally associated with our annual launch week (especially singing and dancing) so things will look and feel a little different. However, a number of our favourite and essential ingredients remain – Jesus will be present, our relationship with Him will deepen, we’ll be reminded of His love through our interactions with others and we’ll feel energised for the year ahead.
All four programs will be broadcast from a very special studio being created here in Parramatta. This will be no ordinary Zoom but an experience. Young adults will be invited in-person, and into this space on the Tuesday night.
Our 2021 program will explore the Year of St Joseph, the ‘art of accompaniment’ and the Caritas theme ‘Be More’ – drawing links between all three before we return to our communities.
LIFTED Live Jnr – for primary school ministry leaders will be held on Tuesday 23 February from 11am to 1pm.
LIFTED Live Unplugged – an in-person encounter for young adult parishioners and beyond at the NOVOTEL Parramatta on Tuesday 23 February from 7.30pm, including a community dinner. Registration is essential.
LIFTED Leaders – for secondary school leadership teams from systemic and independent colleges, will be held on Wednesday 24 February from 9.30am to 2.15pm.
FIAT21 – for teachers leading ministry as part of the Faith in Action program across more than 40 schools will be held on Thursday 25 February from 8.30am to 3.30pm
All programs will feature Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Gen Bryant and a range of other presenters including Bishop Vincent and young people from across the Diocese.
We look forward to being present with you, and each other, as a community in coming weeks!