World Youth Day.
Our parish held a WYD Pre-Anniversary event last Sunday, July 8. WYD08 is July 15-20, in Sydney, next year...
The day began at 2.30 pm, with a BBQ , in the pouring rain~! Thankfully, the BBQ area is under cover.
The youth group had decorated the parish hall with WYD banners and posters and placed a statue of our Lady and of the Sacred Heart on display. We adjourned to this area for talks and music, praise and worship songs from the parish Youth Band and from the parish's Youth for Christ band.
Holy Hour in the church, with Benediction in Latin, brought the event to a solemn closure, followed by Youth Mass with Bishop Porteus at 6.00 p.m.
We helped out with the organization and all the helpers were at the church on Saturday and then from 9.45 a.m. Sunday to 9.00 p.m. Sunday night. We finished with clean up and a cup of tea!
A long and tiring day, but a very worthwhile event.