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Young Christian Workers

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Cooking with compassion

Youth groups in Adelaide recently joined forces to provide support for the homeless by running a soup kitchen for Fred’s Van run by Vinnies.

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Time for another global youth movement

Driven by his conviction that the Catholic Church needs a new social movement led by young people and centred on “humanity and its common home, earth”, Adelaide priest Fr Bob Wilkinson has documented his involvement in the Young Christian Workers (YCW) movement founded by Belgian priest Joseph Cardijn.

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Back, from left, Fr Modaunt (chaplain), Kevin Bayne, Denis Bayne, Peter McKenzie, Peter Smith, Gerry Dee (captain), Trevor Caston, John MacKenzie, Michael Welsh, Peter Parker, John Bowler, Ted Sbisa and David Riggall (coach). Front, Terry Fitzgerald, Kess Oudshoorn, Damien Nygaard, Bob Rabbitt, Peter Nygaard, John DeFavari, Doug Cox, Dominic Canatta and Rudi Meddens (boundary umpire).

Flying the flag for YCW premiers

Sixty years has passed since the Henley Beach YCW football team defeated arch rival Brooklyn Park by 15 points to win the Young Christian Workers (YCW) grand final in 1962.


See, judge and act in today’s world

To mark the 25th anniversary of his death, a memorial Mass for Fr Hugh O’Sullivan was celebrated at The Monastery on May 29. FR DEAN MARIN reflects on Fr Hugh’s work with the YCW, and the importance of the movement and the ministry of its founder, Cardinal Joseph Cardijn.