The first weekend of March saw small teams involved in the Youth Ministry come together to continue planning for the projects that are happening in the next year. The weekend was also for looking at the Strenna for 2012, “I am the good shepherd: The good shepherd lays down his life for his sleep.”
Friday was left for people arriving in their own time and catching up on times and experiences since the last meeting.
The first activity of the weekend was to look at the Strenna and how it could fit into the work that we all do within the Youth Ministry. There were various points that were discussed surrounding the history of the Salesians and how the Strenna is relevant to our works. We then went off into our teams to continue planning our projects and tie up some loose ends. In the evening we came together for prayer and had the opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation. Following that we then had more time to socialise and to enjoy Salesian networking.
The next morning, we celebrated Mass and afterwards, put forward ideas that we could possibly work on over the next few years. It was also an opportunity to see what events were happening and what we could be involved it.