The last two weeks of school holidays have seen a lot of rain in Tasmania but two Camps went on regardless. In the first week the venue was PCYC in the Huon Valley south of Hobart. Last week the camp was at Camp Clayton near Ulverstone in the north of the state. Current and former students of Catholic and other schools formed the leader cohort, and as usual, the young leaders assembled on the day before for formation and preparation. The Brothers were invited to be part of the Leaders Commissioning rituals on the preparation days.
Blessed Edmund may have foreseen the spread of his work but perhaps could not have imagined the global reach of Edmund Rice International (ERI) today!
The Kabankalan diocese held its 2nd Vocation Jamboree on Friday concluding with a Mass at 5am this morning! [Saturday] It was my first such experience and it was something else. About 400 young people from various parishes, schools and colleges attended with last night's program concluding about 1.30am.
There were exhibits to attend for the local Little Way Seminary and various religious congregations were represented. The program consisted of Taize prayer, reconciliation, presentations, singing, dancing and lots of fun.
The Mass in the Cathedral on Friday afternoon at 5.15 was followed by a parade of all the assembled youth back to Kabankalan Catholic College. It was inspiring to see so many young people expressing their faith and joy!!