We have more than 200 young people of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle among the 20,000 Catholic youths from across Australia at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival which started on 7 December.
The theme song - ‘Joyful Generation’ sung by Tim Hart - and musical entertainment by Canadian-born, Christian singer/songwriter, Matt Maher has set the scene for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney.
When I first heard the word, which seems like only a year or so ago, I took it for a solipsism or rather, perhaps, one of those quasi-existent words that people use because they think they sound more impressive than the common alternative. But as people continued to seek my ‘agreance’ on this or that, I realised we had a new social phenomenon on our hands. Nonetheless, I suspected the word didn’t really exist.
And yet, Lord, you are our Father; we the clay, you the potter, we are all the work of your hand.