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The Sacrament of Reconciliation in Youth Ministry

Happy Feast of St Jean Marie Vianney.  St Jean Marie spent long hours in the confessional, and so I thought it might be fitting to honour his commitment to the Sacrament of Reconciliation today.  The audio file comes from a workshop that I presented at the Australian National Youth Ministry Convention in October 2010.  The topic was on the importance of the sacrament of reconciliation in youth ministry.

In the workshop I tried to place the Sacrament of Reconciliation within the context of the new evangelisation: the evangelisation of those who have been baptized, but are not committed to their faith or the Church.  I argue that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is an indispensable dimension of our ministry with young people.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is about freedom.  Why don’t you go to the sacrament today?  St Jean Marie Vianney would get a kick out of it.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation in Youth Ministry

Thanks again to XT3 for the file.

Pope Benedict XVI’s message for World Youth Day 2011 – Xt3 Library

This is the audio for a short talk I gave to WYD pilgrimage leaders on Pope Benedict’s message for WYD.  One of the things that really struck me about the letter was the way in which Benedict unpacks the kerygma or basic proclamation of the Gospel.  Thanks XT3 for the audio.  Stay tuned for more WYD posts as Madrid draws near.

Fr Chris Ryan Breaks open Pope Benedict XVI’s message for World Youth Day 2011 – Xt3 Library.

World Youth Day 09 Catechesis in the Cathedral

This is the audio of a catechesis for young people that I gave at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne for the first anniversary of World Youth Day 08.  It’s about Christian hope.

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