Fr. Fabio’s Reflections on Preparatory Document: Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment – Part 2

During the conference from ‘Krakow 2 Panama’ held in Rome in April 2017, Fr Fabio Attard SDB was asked to share his thoughts on the third part of the Preparatory Document For The 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment”. We seriously encourage those involved in youth ministry to read his sharing as it is full of insight. The article will be split into 4 parts and we will upload two parts a week. For those who have not yet had the chance to read the preparatory document please click the following links: MalteseEnglish

Here’s Part 2 of Fr Fabio reflections on the Preparatory Document: Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment. If you haven’t read part 1, please click here, or the image below.

2. Communion and pastoral leadership

Real youth ministry does not imagine or perceive young people as patients needing care! In the pastoral journey of the Church young people are at the same time objects and subjects of ministry, like the Church itself, which evangelized by Christ while and evangelizing Christ!

First, we must look to the young, especially the poorest and those most in need, even the most wretched among them, with the certainty that in the heart of each one there is an accessible point of goodness. It is the duty of each educator and evangelizer to discover this space of goodness, this sensitive cord of the heart and make it vibrate, because even in the most unfortunate cases, the most rebellious and difficult young people, there are strings can vibrate life.

Second, it is important that we are guided by the conviction that bringing the good news is not a privilege of a few, but the invitation offered to all. In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis acknowledges that “even if it is not always easy to approach young people, progress has been made in two  areas: the awareness that the entire community is called to evangelize and educate the young, and the urgent need for the young to exercise greater leadership” (106). With this conviction, today more than ever, we can never give up the goal that sees young people as apostles of other youth.

One of the features that is deeply felt in the youth charismatic experiences is the growth within the hearts of young people not only of the joy of faith in Jesus Christ, but more so the desire that the faith received is also shared, from evangelized to evangelizing. It is a consoling duty to offer young people this high standard of ordinary Christian living as commented by Saint John Paul II at the end of the Holy Year in Novo Millennio Ineunte (NMI)

“The time has come to re-propose wholeheartedly to everyone this high standard of ordinary Christian living: the whole life of the Christian community and of Christian families must lead in this direction. It is also clear however that the paths to holiness are personal and call for a genuine “training in holiness”, adapted to people’s needs. This training must integrate the resources offered to everyone with both the traditional forms of individual and group assistance, as well as the more recent forms of support offered in associations and movements recognized by the Church” (NMI n.31).

Fr Fabio Attard SDB

Haven’t read part 1, please click here.


(0) comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Instagram
"Biex tgħix il-fidi hija diffiċli, irridu ngħidu liż-żgħażagħ li hija diffiċli, imma se nimxu magħhom...

Jekk qed nippruvaw insibu metodu faċli ta' kif iġġib il-bidla, insiha! Oqgħod ara #Netflix, dokumentarji fuq nies li tkissru biex ġabu l-bidliet."

Dan u iktar dwar l-attiviżmu fuq @103btw, @103maltasheart 👉 https://fb.watch/inlmV6zf84/
"Biex tgħix il-fidi hija diffiċli, irridu ngħidu liż-żgħażagħ li hija diffiċli, imma se nimxu magħhom... Jekk qed nippruvaw insibu metodu faċli ta' kif iġġib il-bidla, insiha! Oqgħod ara #Netflix, dokumentarji fuq nies li tkissru biex ġabu l-bidliet." Dan u iktar dwar l-attiviżmu fuq @103btw, @103maltasheart 👉 https://fb.watch/inlmV6zf84/
1 day ago
View on Instagram |
1/9
💥 January Highlights | Catholic Saints Edition 💥

Swipe to reveal three saints we think are worth mentioning this month! Share your favourite saint in the comments below 👇🏻

Look out for a different edition of Christian highlights each month.... what aspects of the faith do you think we should feature next? 👀🤔⛪🙏🏻
💥 January Highlights | Catholic Saints Edition 💥

Swipe to reveal three saints we think are worth mentioning this month! Share your favourite saint in the comments below 👇🏻

Look out for a different edition of Christian highlights each month.... what aspects of the faith do you think we should feature next? 👀🤔⛪🙏🏻
💥 January Highlights | Catholic Saints Edition 💥

Swipe to reveal three saints we think are worth mentioning this month! Share your favourite saint in the comments below 👇🏻

Look out for a different edition of Christian highlights each month.... what aspects of the faith do you think we should feature next? 👀🤔⛪🙏🏻
💥 January Highlights | Catholic Saints Edition 💥

Swipe to reveal three saints we think are worth mentioning this month! Share your favourite saint in the comments below 👇🏻

Look out for a different edition of Christian highlights each month.... what aspects of the faith do you think we should feature next? 👀🤔⛪🙏🏻
💥 January Highlights | Catholic Saints Edition 💥 Swipe to reveal three saints we think are worth mentioning this month! Share your favourite saint in the comments below 👇🏻 Look out for a different edition of Christian highlights each month.... what aspects of the faith do you think we should feature next? 👀🤔⛪🙏🏻
1 week ago
View on Instagram |
2/9
Dan u iktar bis-sehem ta' @youths.marsaskala fuq @103btw @103maltasheart b' kollaborazzjoni ma' Aġenzija Żgħażagħ kull nhar t' Erbgħa fis-6pm. Segwi t-taħdita kollha fuq id-diversità hawn 👉 https://fb.watch/i0MPzqMufO/
Dan u iktar bis-sehem ta' @youths.marsaskala fuq @103btw @103maltasheart b' kollaborazzjoni ma' Aġenzija Żgħażagħ kull nhar t' Erbgħa fis-6pm. Segwi t-taħdita kollha fuq id-diversità hawn 👉 https://fb.watch/i0MPzqMufO/
Dan u iktar bis-sehem ta' @youths.marsaskala fuq @103btw @103maltasheart b' kollaborazzjoni ma' Aġenzija Żgħażagħ kull nhar t' Erbgħa fis-6pm. Segwi t-taħdita kollha fuq id-diversità hawn 👉 https://fb.watch/i0MPzqMufO/
3 weeks ago
View on Instagram |
3/9
Dan u iktar minn @umchaplaincy fuq @103btw fuq @103maltasheart b' kollaborazzjoni ma' Aġenzija Żgħażagħ kull nhar t' Erbgħa fis-6pm. Segwi t-taħdita kollha fuq il-ħajja komunitarja hawn 👉 https://fb.watch/h-O5BE_qdx/
Dan u iktar minn @umchaplaincy fuq @103btw fuq @103maltasheart b' kollaborazzjoni ma' Aġenzija Żgħażagħ kull nhar t' Erbgħa fis-6pm. Segwi t-taħdita kollha fuq il-ħajja komunitarja hawn 👉 https://fb.watch/h-O5BE_qdx/
Dan u iktar minn @umchaplaincy fuq @103btw fuq @103maltasheart b' kollaborazzjoni ma' Aġenzija Żgħażagħ kull nhar t' Erbgħa fis-6pm. Segwi t-taħdita kollha fuq il-ħajja komunitarja hawn 👉 https://fb.watch/h-O5BE_qdx/
Dan u iktar minn @umchaplaincy fuq @103btw fuq @103maltasheart b' kollaborazzjoni ma' Aġenzija Żgħażagħ kull nhar t' Erbgħa fis-6pm. Segwi t-taħdita kollha fuq il-ħajja komunitarja hawn 👉 https://fb.watch/h-O5BE_qdx/
3 weeks ago
View on Instagram |
4/9
🇲🇹 Dan kien il-bidu tal-vjaġġ lejn 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗗𝗮𝘆 '𝟮𝟯, nhar is-Sibt 19 ta' Novembru '22 🙌 Inkomplu din l-avventura tagħna għada għall-bidu tas-serje 𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐄 fis-7:30pm l-Oratorju tal-Qalb ta' Ġesù, l-Mosta. Niltaqgħu 😁
.
.
🇬🇧 Saturday the 19th of November '22 marked the #official #opening towards #𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗗𝗮𝘆 #2023 🙌 We will #continue #embarking on this #journey #tomorrow for the #first #session of #𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐄 at Oratorju Qalb ta' Ġesù, #Mosta, at 7:30pm. #Seeyou there 😁
🇲🇹 Dan kien il-bidu tal-vjaġġ lejn 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗗𝗮𝘆 '𝟮𝟯, nhar is-Sibt 19 ta' Novembru '22 🙌 Inkomplu din l-avventura tagħna għada għall-bidu tas-serje 𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐄 fis-7:30pm l-Oratorju tal-Qalb ta' Ġesù, l-Mosta. Niltaqgħu 😁 . . 🇬🇧 Saturday the 19th of November '22 marked the #official #opening towards #𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗗𝗮𝘆 #2023 🙌 We will #continue #embarking on this #journey #tomorrow for the #first #session of #𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐄 at Oratorju Qalb ta' Ġesù, #Mosta, at 7:30pm. #Seeyou there 😁
3 weeks ago
View on Instagram |
5/9
Dan u iktar fuq @103btw @103maltasheart b' kollaborazzjoni ma' Aġenzija Żgħażagħ kull nhar t' Erbgħa fis-6pm.

Segwi t-taħdita kollha fuq #socialmedia hawn 👉 https://fb.watch/hTC_DrurAu/
Dan u iktar fuq @103btw @103maltasheart b' kollaborazzjoni ma' Aġenzija Żgħażagħ kull nhar t' Erbgħa fis-6pm. Segwi t-taħdita kollha fuq #socialmedia hawn 👉 https://fb.watch/hTC_DrurAu/
4 weeks ago
View on Instagram |
6/9
Dan u iktar fuq @103btw @103maltasheart b' kollaborazzjoni ma' Aġenzija Żgħażagħ kull nhar t' Erbgħa fis-6pm.

Segwi t-taħdita kollha fuq is-solitudni hawn 👉 https://fb.watch/hSwOCDZSyd/
Dan u iktar fuq @103btw @103maltasheart b' kollaborazzjoni ma' Aġenzija Żgħażagħ kull nhar t' Erbgħa fis-6pm. Segwi t-taħdita kollha fuq is-solitudni hawn 👉 https://fb.watch/hSwOCDZSyd/
4 weeks ago
View on Instagram |
7/9
We thank you for the wonderful journey 2022 has been 😊🙏 and we wish you all a Happy New Year filled with the Lord's presence 🙌🎉🤗
We thank you for the wonderful journey 2022 has been 😊🙏 and we wish you all a Happy New Year filled with the Lord's presence 🙌🎉🤗
1 month ago
View on Instagram |
8/9
Nawgurawlkom Milied Hieni 🐑👼🌟
Wishing You All A Peaceful Christmas 👶🐄🐴
Nawgurawlkom Milied Hieni 🐑👼🌟 Wishing You All A Peaceful Christmas 👶🐄🐴
1 month ago
View on Instagram |
9/9