Copertina IV Convegno Europeo Inglese

Forth European Meeting on Youth Ministry

Programme

Thursday 11 December

Young people and the Church in Europe

WORDS OF GREETING
Card. Stanisław Ryłko, President of the PCL; ITA   ENG
Card. Angelo Bagnasco, Vice President of the CCEE ITA

INTRODUCTION (Rev. João Chagas) ITA

PRESENTATION: To recognise the signs of the times (EG 51)
Young Europeans today: their strengths, their difficulties, their expectations (Professor Valérie Becquet)

PRESENTATION: The Church in dialogue with the younger generations at a time of “educational emergency” (Archbishop Wojciech Polak) ITA

DISCUSSION GROUPS: Young people in search of Christ: the response of the Church

MASS
Card. Stanisław Ryłko, President PCPL; ENG

Friday 12 December

Evangelii Gaudium: Let us allow ourselves to be challenged by the joy of the Gospel

PRESENTATION: “It has always been done this way ...”: but the Spirit opens up new paths
Youth ministry in the light of Evangelii Gaudium (Rev. Fabio Attard) ENG ITA

PANEL: A call to pastoral conversion
- The kind of pastor/educator needed by young people today ESP ITA
- Together in the Church: the contribution of Catholic associations to renewal in youth ministry (EG 105) FRA  FRA ppt ITA
- Fidelity to the essentials: Christian initiation and transmission of the faith  ENG ITA
- Pastoral ministry with young people: to acknowledge their spaces for thought, planning and action ITA PPT

DISCUSSION GROUPS: The courage to innovate
A ‘revolution’ in youth ministry in the light of Evangelii Gaudium

Saturday 13 December

Missionary disciples in today’s world

PRESENTATION: The young have immense potential for good and for creative possibilities – how can it be released? (Prof. Franco Nembrini) ITA

WITNESS: To live out and bear witness to the joy of the Gospel
- Young people’s solidarity in facing the evils present in the world
- The social and political commitment of young people
- A place to preserve and radiate faith: youth and family (cf. EG 86)

PRESENTATION: Young “pilgrim missionaries” (EG 106)
The influence of WYD on youth ministry in Europe (Rev. Michel Remery) ENG

WITNESS: Happy to bring Jesus to every street, to every town square and every corner of the earth (EG 106)  
- The leading role of young people in parish renewal, ‘environments of living communion and participation’ (EG 28) ENG
- In the ‘desert’ there is a need for young people of faith (EG 86) to bring hope to schools, universities and workplaces FRA FRA ITA
- Throw out the nets but avoid getting entangled: young ‘fishers of people’ in the digital world FRA
- Contagious joy that comes from saying yes to God’s call   ENG

CONCLUSIONS
Card. Stanisław Ryłko, President PCPL; ITA


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