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Youth Minister Bio – Lillian Shone

First Year Youth Minister at MacKillop College, Bathurst.

Growing up as the eldest of eight, with gorgeous number nine due in August this year, fostering youth’s faith formation has always been a passion of mine. 

Having graduated from Mackillop after being extensively involved in the faith life of the College as a senior student, I was looking for a fulfilling opportunity to spend my gap year, after deferring University. The position of Youth Ministering for 2020 at MacKillop was therefore, an opportunity that I was passionate and eager to undertake.

Thus far, my Youth Ministry experience has been and continues to be extremely rewarding and inspiring, for it is the youth that remind me that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

Deacon Josh Clayton of the Bathurst Diocese says they are intentional with their focus on formation to their youth ministers. CSYMA has been assisting recently having given online seminars in the area of Youth ministry skills and the CALLED Series with the Youth Ministers and Youth Leaders.

Deacon Josh noted, “The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst has placed a focus on Formation for ministry across the diocese. In relation to youth ministry, we are intentional about what occurs, who facilitates the formation and the outcomes expected. In relation to youth ministry, there is no divide between education, the parish and the diocese, All are working towards our vision for youth ministry.”

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