Lismore Diocese LEAD Gathering 2019

Lismore Diocese LEAD Gathering 2019

On the 14th-15th of March 145 Students, 24 Youth Ministry officers and 20 Parish Secondary Schools staff members attended LEAD at McAuley Catholic College, Grafton.

Grow. Harvest. Rejoice. was the theme of this two day gathering for senior students (Year 11 and 12) to grow in Skill and Virtue. The Welcome to Country led by local elder Dean was a wonderful start to LEAD. He got the students up to learn a dance and this really set an inclusive and engaging mood to kick off the gathering. 

There were a variety of activities the group participated in with the Connect Proclaim Respond (CPR) process being used throughout to develop workshop themes.

The activities were facilitated by the Lismore Diocese Youth Ministry Officers who shared input on themes of servant leadership, missionary discipleship and personal testimony and stories.

Lismore Diocese Worship Band, Wildfire led the praise and worship throughout LEAD with the Thursday night rally a particularly moving experience with many students appreciating and commenting on the effectiveness of adoration as a time to spend with Jesus.

“Coming together as a group of teens involved in the Catholic faith at Lead has been an eye-opener. For me, my favourite part was watching Wildfire. To be able to see young people like me sharing their ministry and expressing it through music has helped me to see that there are so many ways to celebrate your faith in a way that suits you.”  Sophie Pereira Trinity Catholic  College, Lismore
“Lead was an amazing experience, The people who went became a lot closer and we went back and started our own senior ministry team to do ministry and community work throughout the school” Jacob Smith St Joseph’s College Banora Point