Ensuring the Church’s youth of today become its adult disciples of tomorrow was one of the most powerful messages of the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention (ACYMC) in Parramatta last month.
The Synod of Bishops on the topic of Young People, the faith and vocational discernment has been meeting at the Vatican for just over one week.
The Synod for Youth has now begun at the Vatican. The Synod of Bishops will gather until 28 October to discuss young people in the Catholic Church. Pope Francis will preside over the synod which brings together more than 300 cardinals, bishops, priests, religious and lay experts, including young people.
For National Vocation Awareness week, Pints With A Purpose welcomed two young men studying to become priests. Solomon Omeiza is a seminarian for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and Richard Sofatzis is a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Sydney. They are both 27 years old and are living and studying at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd in Homebush.