Called to Action
Based on the positive experience many young people have from large scale events such as the diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage, Flame and Adoremus; the Confirmation programme will include a day for young people to attend where they will meet other young people from across the Diocese also preparing for Confirmation.
As well as this large scale gathering being a reminder of the universal nature of the church it will also afford young people an opportunity to listen to different speakers, be involved in workshops and celebrate Mass at the end of the day with the Archbishop.
At the end of the day, the hope is that young people who have attended will be further equipped to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit to go into the world and put their faith into action.
N.B. In 2020, due to the smaller numbers of confirmation candidates across the diocese, this day will be merged with ‘Encounter’. Encounter will take place at The Edge in Wigan on the 21st November 2020. It is a day for young people in year 8 and above and will involve different inputs from various speakers and break out workshop time.
For more details, see the animate website (www.animateyouth.org)