Read the report and view photos from the recent Training Day for Youth Readers and Ministers of Holy Communion which took place recently.



Twenty three young people participated in a training day for young ministers on Saturday 12th November. The day was held in Heywood Community School Ballinakill and young people interested in becoming readers or Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion were invited to attend. Young people who have recently signed up to take part in the Pope John Paul II Award were able to use the day to help them get started their voluntary work in their local parishes. Some young people, who had attended the recent World Youth Day in Madrid with the diocese, came along also with an openness to getting more involved in their parish.

The day covered a general overview of liturgy and explored the different parts of the Mass and how we participate. Specific training for readers and ministers of Holy Communion focused on the skills needed, the practical details, respect and reverence and involvement in your parish. The young people had the opportunity to practice their chosen ministry and on successful completion of the day the participants were presented with certificates. The young people were from 13 parishes across the diocese so we wish them well and look forward to seeing a few new faces involved in those parishes!