Monday, August 21, 2006

Catechetical Conference

Christian Holden, the brother of Fr Marcus Holden, runs an annual conference for young people looking at themes of apologetics and catechesis. It takes place at Bradfield College, near Reading, and last year I was invited down to celebrate Holy Mass for them on Palm Sunday. This year, as an experiment, the dates were changed to an August weekend and so on Saturday night I drove over to meet the participants.
This year, of course, Fr Marcus was able to attend the conference and celebrate the Liturgy for them in the magnificent college Chapel. Three parishioners who attend Forum Christi, our parish young adults group were also in attendance.
I am sure everyone will have got a great deal from the conference as well as the experience of being with other young Catholics. I noticed that, rather like the Faith Summer Session, there were a lot of Scots who had travelled down for the weekend. Perhaps we will soon see some similar initiatives north of the border?

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