From 7-9 December, some 20,000 young Catholics descended on the Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. The days were filled with presentations from local and international speakers, workshops, music, fun and games. Accompanying the event was a giant Expo in which many Church groups, ministries and activities had displays. Many religious congregations were also present promoting vocations.
The Society of St Paul had a large exhibit at the Expo, presenting both our products and our vocation and spirituality. Our stand was non-stop with visitors for the three days, as young people, youth leaders, priests, religious and bishops, all stopped for a visit.
The Youth festival concluded with a large outdoor Mass in Sydney’s Domain, just near St Mary’s Cathedral.