Launch of the ‘Year of Faith’

On Friday 12th October at 7.00 pm the Church of St Michael the Archangel was filled with a congregation from across the Diocese to celebrate the launch of the ‘Year of Faith’.  Following Mass celebrated by Bishop Donal McKeown and priests from the Diocese, the congregation were treated to a celebration of prayer, witness and worship led by the young people of the Diocese from groups including St Louis House, the Clonard Youth Retreat Team, Focolare, Youth Initiatives and Youth 2000.

The Director of Youth Ministry in Down and Connor addressed the congregation and outlined the plan for the launch of the new Youth Commission. She talked about the amazing work with young people currently ongoing in the Diocese and applauded the work of the youth groups participating in the event at St Michael’s.  She went on to open the applications process for World Youth Day and outlined the plan to work with Habitat for Humanity during the pilgrimage.