Monday, May 27, 2013

Church needs to listen to youth: archbishop

Spread the Gospel with joy
Teens from around the Archdiocese of Vancouver attend Youth Day 2011 at Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School. Archbishop Miller told the students that the church needs youthful zeal and generosity when he spoke at this year's event. (Photo: Derek Juneson / Special to The B.C. Catholic)
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, addressed teens at this year's youth rally, saying their enthusiasm is vital to the life of the Church:
How wonderful - and how full of hope - it is to be with you, this great gathering of youth from the Archdiocese of Vancouver: to see, and even to hear, your enthusiasm for making the Gospel known and loved by all, and your desire to find a purpose for your life that goes beyond the superficial.

I also want to tell you how much the Church respects you and needs to listen to you! And not just in the future, but now! We need the joy of your faith, the zeal of your idealism, and the spirit of your generosity, so that we, too, can always be young.
For more of the archbishop's homily, see The B.C. Catholic website.

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