One year ago, Rio de Janeiro started to welcome people from every part of the world for the largest event ever organised in the city, World Youth Day.
Christine will be supporting the parishes in their youth ministry, particularly in youth groups, but also liaising with schools and other groups in the diocese.
Let me start my review by stating something obvious, but will give you a bit of insight into what the Canonisation was like: Standing up for TEN HOURS without sitting down once really hurts!
One day before the historic event and the whole of central Rome is buzzing with pilgrims from all around the world. At our accommodation, more Brazilians and Polish people have arrived, and, as of writing, my stomach is full of amazing food from a Brazilian woman here.
Yesterday in Rome was an action-packed day! So many things to do, so little time to write.
Our Communications guy, James Kelliher, is out in Rome this weekend for the exciting canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII – Keep checking back to read about his adventures and celebrate along with our Church!
Wow; that was a big weekend for Westminster Youth Ministry – all the team really busy and serious mileage covered!
On Monday, the SPEC Residential Retreat Centre held the Westminster Youth Worker Retreat Day. It was an opportunity for the folks who work in the diocese to meet each other and exchange thoughts and ideas.
This Saturday, Westminster Cathedral packed out to celebrate the 22nd World Day of the Sick and the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.