In the run up to the Olympic games, the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation is going to be hosting the Flame Congress in Wembley Arena, on 24th March 2012.
The twin inspirations of Pope Benedict’s visit last year and the Olympic Games next year set the scene for an event where thousands of young Catholics are invited to participate in an event which will offer them the very best of Catholic Youth Ministry in England and Wales.
The day will consist of a programme of well-known speakers, multimedia presentations, live music and performances; and will place a strong focus on friendship. Young people will play a central role on stage and screen, celebrating and inspiring one another.
Pope John Paul II – himself a keen sportsman – wrote magnificently about the relationship between sport and faith. In his name, the Pope John Paul II Foundation for Sport will seek to continue to develop sport within the Church in the months and years following 2012.
The three Olympic values of respect, friendship and excellence provide the structure for the day, all linked to our Catholic faith. The Flame Congress will be based around:
local and international speakers
who will set hearts on fire with messages of hope, faith, challenge, justice, and leadership inadversity;
which will be used back in schools and parishes to bring fresh animation and participation in liturgy;
a dynamic atmosphere of joy and participation
which happens when young people come together in such numbers and are well led, and completely engaged.
All in all, Flame Congress will be an event to ignite young hearts and souls afresh with the joy of the Gospel message. Everything you need to book can be found here. Early bookings will be cheaper, and seats booked early will be better – bookings are open now!
For more information go to the Catholic Youth Ministry Foundation website.
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