Successful Pilot Youth Day

A successful pilot local youth day took place on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at St. George's Cathedral.

120 children (aged 10-16), 8 clergy and 20 lay helpers attended from 10 parishes in south London.

The day started with an icebreaker shortly followed by faith input, with a talk from Fr Matthew O'Gorman on "Why do we exist?", We had a mixture of activities after lunch including football, dodgeball, table-tennis, games and crafts.

In the afternoon, Eucharistic Adoration and moving praise/worship took place in the Cathedral, led by Fr Tansi Ibisi of the Franciscan Friars of the renewal.

Children were offered the opportunity to ask questions about their faith with a "Question box", and there were a number of questions from "what is heaven like?" to "why do we have celibacy?".

In the evening we had pizza and a social, ending with a short address from Bishop Philip Moger and a moving reflection and prayer from Fr Patrick Udotai.

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Pilot Youth Day at St George's Cathedral