Friday afternoon over 100 young people, teachers, Youth Ministers, and parents gathered at MacKillop for the official launch of Connecting Catholic Coasties (CCC). We were also blessed with the presence of Sr Josie, Sr Gigi and Fr Greg from St Patrick’s parish.
Connecting Catholic Coasties is an evangelisation initiative for young people on the Central Coast. The Youth Ministers of St Brigid’s Lake Munmorah, MacKillop Warnervale, St Peter’s Tuggerah, St Joseph’s East Gosford and the connecting parish of St Patrick’s wanted to collaborate to provide more opportunities for faith formation, friendship and fun and CCC was born.
The Mackillop Youth Ministry students did a great job at hosting they also ran a BBQ, games, music, and testimonies. The students listened to the Youth Ministers who introduced Connecting Catholic Coasties and worked in groups to come up with ideas of what they would like to see and do at CCC events. There was also a sand ceremony where a representative from each high school and linking parish poured their coloured sand into a jar as a symbol of unity. This jar will travel to each CCC event.
Please pray for us as we continue to grow and develop and we cannot wait for the next CCC event, which is a Youth Night at St Patrick’s on the 24th July, followed by St Brigid’s in Term 3!!