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Young leaders gathered, on May 1, through a virtual platform, for a moment of sharing and knowledge of the organization of the Episcopal Pastoral Commission for Youth (CEPJ) and for planning joint actions
Luiz Filipe Campos, responsible for the volunteer project Espalhando Esperança and Lucas Ricardo Marçal Ramos participated in the meeting representing the Family of Hope and the International Youth Organization. "Including the suggestion of preparing a video motivating other young people to take care of themselves and to take care of others, as an expression of love and respect for the first vocation of each person: life" was a proposal that I made from our life within from the Farm with care for others and was accepted by the whole group ", says Lucas.
Organized by the young representatives of the Ecclesial Movements in the Coordination of the National Youth Ministry (CPJN), Mariana Ignácio and Vinícius Raposo, were present at this meeting the young national leaders of 18 ecclesial movements. Bishop Nelson Francelino, president of the Commission, and Sister Valéria Andrade Leal, advisor to CEPJ, also participated in the moment.
The initiative for this meeting came from the young people themselves, who asked for a moment when they could get to know each other better and understand how the work of the National Youth Ministry Coordination is and how they could put themselves at the service of this organization. In view of this reality, we sought to respond to this concern and take the opportunity to align actions together, demonstrating that, in fact, “the gifts are diverse, but one Spirit” (1Cor 12,4).
The meeting began with an initial prayer led by Sr. Valéria and was followed by the presentation of each of the participants and movements. All those present knew the different Ecclesial Movements that make up the group of national representatives and see the wealth of charisms and identities that the Church embraces. Bishop Nelson explained to the members of the meeting what CEPJ is, its composition, history and current organization, in addition to highlighting the importance of Movements, in their (arch) diocesan realities, being integrated with the Youth Sectors.
Faced with the pandemic experienced, in common agreement, the young people proposed to create a video motivating the other young people to take care of themselves and to take care of others, as an expression of love and respect for each person's first vocation: life. The young leaders also welcomed the commitments for the coming months, such as Integra (meeting of the Youth Sectors), the 4th National Meeting for Young Movement Leaders, the Revitalization Meeting and, finally, they were motivated to participate in the listening process of the Ecclesial Assembly of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Young representatives of the following Ecclesial Movements took part in this meeting: Movement of the Missionary Communities of Emmaus, Male Youth and Female Youth of Schoenstatt, Mariana Vincentian Youth, Youth House, Cursillo Movement of Christianity, Youth Teams of Our Lady, Focolare, Youth Ministry of RCC, Militia Youth of the Immaculate, Fazenda da Esperança, Regnum Christi, Follow me, Christian Leadership Training, São Vicente de Paulo Society, Youth in Mariana Action, Communion and Liberation, Legion of Mary Young, International Agrarian Youth Movement and Rural Catholic.
We take this opportunity to express our gratitude for the commitment of each of these young people, who give us a beautiful testimony. Each one, according to the charism of each movement, helps that the Kingdom of God can expand to the realities that are part of it.
Source: Connected Youth