– Katie Golding
On the 13th of May at 5:30pm, families from all around the Belconnen Region gathered together for a Youth Mass at St Michaels Church, Kaleen. This was the first Youth Mass for the Parish and it was great to see so many new faces. As a Youth Minister, it is sometimes easy to get caught up in all of the technicalities of organising an event. I was stressing before the mass wondering if everyone was going to arrive on time and if they would know when to stand up and read their parts.
Although as soon as the Mass began I felt peace knowing that it doesn’t really matter if any of the youth made a mistake. What matters is that they were excited to go to Mass to come together and pray and be a genuine example that there are youth in Belconnen living out the life and mission of the church.
After the Youth Mass I was speaking to local parishioners who were ecstatic that the initiative had taken place and saw a need in the parish for it to continue. I couldn’t agree more! My goal is to have a reoccurring monthly Youth Mass at Saint Michaels Church and the Youth Mass last month laid a very promising foundation.