Monday, 21 July 2008

World Youth Day comes to Chester!

Yesterday Pope Benedict celebrated Mass in Australia for the World Youth Day pilgrimes, and Bishop Brian celebrated Mass for 140ish young (and not so young!) people at Chester Catholic High School, the venue for our own diocesan celebrations of World Youth Day. Shropshire was well represented by a minibus full of young people. Following the Mass, which used much of the readings and texts of the papal Mass which was themed around the Holy Spirit and Confirmation, there was an afternoon full of events - workshops, games, opportunities to pray (which Bishop Brian had encouraged us to do each day in his homily) and plenty of food! The day came to an end with a time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

It was a great day, big thanks to Dave Fitton (Diocesan Youth Co-ordinator) for all his hard work in getting the event set up. it was a real priviledge to spend the day with so many committed and enthusiastic young people. Here's to the next World Youth Day whether it be Spain or Chester!

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