Youth Ministry Dinner honours OLR’s Youth Minister
Youth Ministers from the Archdiocese of Brisbane gathered at Brisbane’s Victoria Park for the annual Archdiocesan Youth Ministry Celebration Dinner last Thursday 1 December.
About 60 people filled the Marquee at Victoria Park’s entertainment precinct, including Fr Josh and seven young adults from Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, to recognize the contributions of youth ministers and those that contribute to youth ministry such as the OLR Women’s Prayer and Friendship group who provide meals for youth on Friday nights.
Felicity Jones, OLR’s Youth Minister was the recipient of the ‘Spearheading Ministry Award’, which recognises an individual who has demonstrated exemplary support in assuring the parish’s goals are reached.
Fr Josh, who attended the ceremony, expressed his gratitude to all those who support the formation of youth in our parish.
“We – the entire parish – are proud of all that Felicity and our young adults have achieved this year with Kingdom Youth,” he said.
“This award is recognition of their work in trailblazing the fastest growing and one of the largest youth groups in the Archdiocese here at OLR.”
In receiving the award, Felicity noted that youth ministry has become an integral part of faith formation across the parish.
“It was a privilege to receive this Award – it means a lot to be acknowledged for all that is being poured into this ministry,” she said
“I am grateful to Fr Josh for the nomination, but mainly for entrusting this ministry to me and supporting us so strongly. I wasn’t able to this alone! This award is in recognition of all of us at Kingdom Youth and the entire parish community.
Felicity said that it was a joy to get together with youth leaders from around the Archdiocese to celebrate an incredible year of youth ministry and to acknowledge all the ‘workers in the vineyard’.
“Our leaders give so much of their time to the mission, and we would not have had such a great year without their enthusiasm and dedication. I am so grateful for each of them and the different talents/gifts they bring! We look forward to making this ministry even more fruitful next year,” she added.
In concluding the awards ceremony, Dr Peter Pellicaan, a Deacon in the Archdiocese of Brisbane, expressed his appreciation to the archdiocesan youth and young adults in this ministry and noted that it’s an exciting time for youth in the archdiocese.
Eight Ministers were presented 2022 Youth Ministers Awards.