Plexus21 – Waves

Waves Plexus 21

Plexus is an annual conference for anyone involved in youth & adolescent ministry. Although we skipped last year due to the unprecedented events, this year we’re trying our best to create a conference that’s safe for all attendees, but which also reaches the aims of Plexus.

Plexus21 – Waves will be happening on the 9th of October.

We’re going HYBRID

It’s not ideal to have over 200 people gathered together during a pandemic, but it’s also not great to follow a conference alone. So this year, Plexus will be taking place in multiple locations simultaneously, with some events being streamed live, and other events happening in real life in each location. Each location will have about 30 people in attendance in order to keep participants safe and make social distancing a little easier. This year, Plexus will also be happening over just one day.

The locations include:

  • ŻAK House, Birkirkara 
  • St Anne Parish Hall, Marsaskala
  • St Augustine College, Pietà
  • Seminary Vocations Centre, Rabat
  • St Sebastian Pastoral Center, Qormi
  • Fgura Youth Centre, Fgura

 

What are the aims of this year’s Plexus?

  • Most importantly, we want to have a space to come together after such a long time, to be together and to pray together.
  • We want to offer leaders the time to reflect on their experience of the past 2 years and the space to share their experiences and listen to the stories of other youth leaders.
  • Most of us have heard about One Church, One Journey, some of us have read it. We want to take the time to dive into what this process of renewal entails, how it offers us a compass for the way forward, and how the pastoral attitudes it presents to us can equip us as we minister to young people.

Keynote Sessions

Session 1: “How have the last 2 years been?”

It’s been 2 years since our last conference, and a lot has happened since then. It is for this reason that we’d like for the first session of Plexus21 to be a space for youth leaders to reflect on the question “How have the last 2 years been?” The session will take place in a group setting where attendees will be led through a process of reflection, sharing and listening. We believe this session is an essential step as we continue to discern and journey onward. 

This session will be led by Karl Wright, a Systemic Family Psychotherapist, with the help of various moderators.

 

Session 2: Vision for Renewal

In June 2020, the Archdiocese of Malta launched the process of ecclesial renewal One Church, One Journey. This session will take the time to explain the process and the tools it provides to embark on this process. The 9th of October 2021 also marks the opening of the path “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission” in Rome. Therefore, we’ll also be taking a look at this Synodal process presented by Pope Francis to the Universal Church.

This session will be led by Benjamin Flores Martin, the Archbishop’s Delegate for Youth. 

 

Session 3: The 4 Pastoral Attitudes

This session will tackle the 4 pastoral attitudes from the narrative of Emmaus:  A Church that listens, accompanies, welcomes and goes out. Given by 4 different speakers, this session will address each attitude, and show how these attitudes are both a way of encountering Christ and ministering to young people. We’ll also be hearing the testimonies of people living out these pastoral attitudes. 

This session will be given by Louise Laferla, Fr Antoine Farrugia SDB, Fr Bernard Falzon MSSP & Raymond Brincat.

Waves Plexus 21 speakers

What’s the day going to be like?

This year, Plexus will be happening over one day. The day will consist of moments for sharing and discussion, short insights, testimonies and prayer. With over 6 people sharing their particular insight, plenty of time allocated for small group discussion and moments for personal reflection, we hope that Plexus21 will be the breather we all need.

As always, we’ll also have a good amount of time set aside for (socially-distanced) fellowship and coffee. We’ll provide you with drinks and biscuits, and we’re also offering lunch for a small fee.

Waves Plexus 21 schedule
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❓ Meet the speaker for the second session of 'Ripple - Questioning Suffering'.

Fr @Fabio Attard Salesian will be focusing on the practical questions about suffering: What kind of suffering do young people experience? How should youth leaders deal with this suffering?🩹

👨🏽‍💻👩🏽‍💻 Applications are open! - https://mcyn.org/ripple-Questioning-Suffering/
❓ Meet the speaker for the second session of 'Ripple - Questioning Suffering'. Fr @Fabio Attard Salesian will be focusing on the practical questions about suffering: What kind of suffering do young people experience? How should youth leaders deal with this suffering?🩹 👨🏽‍💻👩🏽‍💻 Applications are open! - https://mcyn.org/ripple-Questioning-Suffering/
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️🎉 90%+ of the maximum capacity is booked 🎉
Last few spaces left! 

➡️ Don't miss out, catch the wave! 🏄
✍️ www.mcyn.org/plexus21

And once again THANK YOU! 👏
Archdiocese of Malta
️🎉 90%+ of the maximum capacity is booked 🎉
Last few spaces left! 

➡️ Don't miss out, catch the wave! 🏄
✍️ www.mcyn.org/plexus21

And once again THANK YOU! 👏
Archdiocese of Malta
️🎉 90%+ of the maximum capacity is booked 🎉 Last few spaces left! ➡️ Don't miss out, catch the wave! 🏄 ✍️ www.mcyn.org/plexus21 And once again THANK YOU! 👏 Archdiocese of Malta
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❓Meet the speaker for the first session of 'Ripple - Questioning Suffering'.

Dr Joseph Ciappara will be starting off our discussion on suffering by looking at what the Bible has to say. 📖 

👩🏽‍💻 👨‍💻 Applications are open! - mcyn.org
❓Meet the speaker for the first session of 'Ripple - Questioning Suffering'. Dr Joseph Ciappara will be starting off our discussion on suffering by looking at what the Bible has to say. 📖 👩🏽‍💻 👨‍💻 Applications are open! - mcyn.org
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Session 3: The 4 Pastoral Attitudes - A Church that Goes Out
📣 We’ve often spoken about peripheries in previous Plexus conferences, however, are we reaching them? And have they changed? 

🎙️ Raymond Brincat is a member of the Franciscan Fraternity of Jesus and Mary in the branch of the Franciscan Apostles. He’s been involved in various outreaches, meeting especially people at the periphery. 

Last few places left!
🌐 www.mcyn.org/plexus21
#plexus21 🌊
Session 3: The 4 Pastoral Attitudes - A Church that Goes Out 📣 We’ve often spoken about peripheries in previous Plexus conferences, however, are we reaching them? And have they changed? 🎙️ Raymond Brincat is a member of the Franciscan Fraternity of Jesus and Mary in the branch of the Franciscan Apostles. He’s been involved in various outreaches, meeting especially people at the periphery. Last few places left! 🌐 www.mcyn.org/plexus21 #plexus21 🌊
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Session 3: The 4 Pastoral Attitudes - A Church that Accompanies
📣 Pope Francis speaks of “the art of accompaniment” as something which everyone in the Church needs to learn. Fr Bernard Falzon MSSP will explore what it means to accompany someone, especially in the context of youth ministry, 

🎙️ Fr Bernard’s main ministry is in the accompaniment of youths and seminarians in their journey of discernment and formation towards religious life and the priesthood.

Last few places left!
🌐 www.mcyn.org/plexus21
#plexus21 🌊
Session 3: The 4 Pastoral Attitudes - A Church that Accompanies 📣 Pope Francis speaks of “the art of accompaniment” as something which everyone in the Church needs to learn. Fr Bernard Falzon MSSP will explore what it means to accompany someone, especially in the context of youth ministry, 🎙️ Fr Bernard’s main ministry is in the accompaniment of youths and seminarians in their journey of discernment and formation towards religious life and the priesthood. Last few places left! 🌐 www.mcyn.org/plexus21 #plexus21 🌊
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Session 3: The 4 Pastoral Attitudes - A Church that Welcomes
 📣 Welcoming is not a matter of simply letting someone in, but rather allowing people to be who they are. Fr Antoine Farrugia SDB will be looking into the attitude of “welcome” and how it calls us to turning our gaze away from ourselves.

🎙️ Fr Antoine has been running the Salesian Youth Centre in Senglea for the past 7 years. He also serves on the Chaplaincy Team at MCAST and the Church’s Safeguarding Commission.

Last few places left!
🌐 www.mcyn.org/plexus21
#plexus21 🌊
Session 3: The 4 Pastoral Attitudes - A Church that Welcomes 📣 Welcoming is not a matter of simply letting someone in, but rather allowing people to be who they are. Fr Antoine Farrugia SDB will be looking into the attitude of “welcome” and how it calls us to turning our gaze away from ourselves. 🎙️ Fr Antoine has been running the Salesian Youth Centre in Senglea for the past 7 years. He also serves on the Chaplaincy Team at MCAST and the Church’s Safeguarding Commission. Last few places left! 🌐 www.mcyn.org/plexus21 #plexus21 🌊
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Session 3: The 4 Pastoral Attitudes: A Church that Listens 
📣 What does it mean to be a Church that listens? This session will go over what it takes for youth leaders to listen well - to the world, to the Word and to young people. 

🎙️ Louise Laferla is trained by Jesuits as a spiritual director and retreat giver. Her passion is seeking how to be an active contemplative in daily life. She is also a member of the MSSP lay community. 

Last few places left!
🌐 www.mcyn.org/plexus21
#plexus21 🌊
Session 3: The 4 Pastoral Attitudes: A Church that Listens 📣 What does it mean to be a Church that listens? This session will go over what it takes for youth leaders to listen well - to the world, to the Word and to young people. 🎙️ Louise Laferla is trained by Jesuits as a spiritual director and retreat giver. Her passion is seeking how to be an active contemplative in daily life. She is also a member of the MSSP lay community. Last few places left! 🌐 www.mcyn.org/plexus21 #plexus21 🌊
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Session 2: Vision for Renewal
🛤 This session will be taking the time to explain two different processes: The first is ‘One Church, One Journey,’ the local process of eccesial renewal. The second is ‘For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission,’ the Synodal path presented by Pope Francis.

🎙️ This session will be led by Benjamin Flores Martin, the Archbishop’s Delegate for Youth. 

Last few places left!
🌐 www.mcyn.org/plexus21
#plexus21 🌊
Session 2: Vision for Renewal 🛤 This session will be taking the time to explain two different processes: The first is ‘One Church, One Journey,’ the local process of eccesial renewal. The second is ‘For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission,’ the Synodal path presented by Pope Francis. 🎙️ This session will be led by Benjamin Flores Martin, the Archbishop’s Delegate for Youth. Last few places left! 🌐 www.mcyn.org/plexus21 #plexus21 🌊
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Session 1: “How have the last 2 years been?”
💭 We’d like the first session of Plexus21 to be a space for youth leaders to reflect on the question “How have the last 2 years been?” The session will take place in a group setting where attendees will be led through a process of reflection, sharing and listening. 

🎙️ Karl Wright, a Systemic Family Psychotherapist, will lead this session with the help of various moderators.

Last few places left!
🌐 www.mcyn.org/plexus21
#plexus21 🌊
Session 1: “How have the last 2 years been?” 💭 We’d like the first session of Plexus21 to be a space for youth leaders to reflect on the question “How have the last 2 years been?” The session will take place in a group setting where attendees will be led through a process of reflection, sharing and listening. 🎙️ Karl Wright, a Systemic Family Psychotherapist, will lead this session with the help of various moderators. Last few places left! 🌐 www.mcyn.org/plexus21 #plexus21 🌊
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