2nd Annual Youth Gathering
The Palm Sunday celebration of Local World Youth Day organised by Living Youth on Sunday 24th March 2013 was an exciting, uplifting and fun day for all. Despite the snow more than 100 young people and young adults attended the 2nd Annual Youth Gathering in St Mary’s University College, Falls Road. The theme this year was “Come Follow Me” and young people had the opportunity to relax, reflect and have fun by attending one of the workshops which included music, prayer and meditation, mime ministry, games from around the world and puppetry. Mark Lenaghan spoke about his life growing up on the Falls Road and about his faith journey, this was followed by a discussion and then a Q&A session. Bishop Donal blessed the palms and then led the procession down the Falls Road to the Cathedral where he celebrated Mass with the young people of the Diocese who had been part of the gathering. Young people and their leaders travelled from Newcastle, Randalstown, Antrim and north and west Belfast to participate in the day and all went home hungry for more – watch this space!