The three goals and eight focus areas provide a framework around which ministry with young people in Church can be built, and with which current efforts can be interwoven. Keeping in mind the guiding image of Jesus’ mission as proclaimed in the Gospel of Luke, the Church today works with and for young people in every way to proclaim the Lord’s favour.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” (Luke 4:18-19)
There are many resources available which offer practical strategies to achieve the goals of youth ministry. Contact your local youth ministry coordinator or visit youthministry.catholic.org.au for further assistance.