The state of youth ministry
In this Sons of Ignatius podcast episode, Fr Niall Leahy SJ and the young people of the Gardiner Street NET team continue their discussion of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). They narrow their focus on the Church’s mission to young people, drawing from paragraphs 105 and 106 that address both the Church’s difficulty in working with young people today and the progess made by young people in various missionary initiatives.
Concerned about the state of youth ministry in the Church, Genevieve says: “The Church today isn’t really responding to the youth. We have the faith and we need to share it, but the way that we go about sharing it is going to be the most crucial factor in spreading the Gospel”. The NET team offer their thoughts and share their experience of being modern day “street preachers” bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people today.
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Main photo of Gardiner Street NET team (from left to right): Francis McCrystal, Maddy Gerholdt, Genevieve Pride, Emi Green, and Jamie Nolan.