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Changing the way young people experience Church

The suspension of Masses and cancellation of gatherings over the past few months have proved challenging for parishioners, but for young people the opportunity to readily access more resources online has been a welcome addition to their faith lives, as LINDY McNAMARA reports.

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Hospitality key to missionary Church

Decorating a table with flowers, putting out biscuits and offering a cup of tea might be considered “fluffy stuff”, but Jane Angha says hospitality of this kind is important for a Church that wants to be missionary in today’s world.

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Being Church with young people

Shari is a good friend of mine from my parish in the USA. She’s a long time member of the community, a former music teacher and school principal, a trustee of the parish, and a faithful volunteer in the parish youth ministry. A single woman in her 70s, never married, no children, Shari is a sort of surrogate grandmother to young people in the community.