World Youth Sunday 2021
WORLD YOUTH SUNDAY 2021
Jesus calls to be a positive change in the world which comes from the recognition that we have purpose and we are appointed.
(Acts 26:16) These words are those of Jesus to Paul, then Saul, on the road to Damascus –
but they are also words of Jesus to us, wherever we are on our life’s path.
1) Stand up.
Jesus calls us not to be afraid, but to stand up, wake up and open
our eyes to the world around us: even though we may fall, Jesus helps us to
stand and see the way forwards.
2) You are appointed.
You are called and chosen to do a specific job or mission.
Jesus sees our particular gifts and talents and calls us to use them. But he also
chooses us because he loves us.
3) Go as a witness.
The disciples were first-hand witnesses of Jesus’ work on earth
and were sent out by Jesus to share the good news. As witnesses of Jesus’ light
and love at work in our lives today, we are also sent out to share it!
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National Youth Sunday is now World Youth Day and it is a unique opportunity to celebrate the role and significance of young people in the Catholic Church in England and Wales along with the global Church.
“To come out of this crisis better than before, we have to do so together; together, not alone. Together. Alone no, because it cannot be done. Either it is done together, or it is not done. We must do it together, all of us, in solidarity.”
Pope Francis, September 2020