The Youth Council started a new Second Sunday Youth Service on September 8, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. This Service is an initiative of our Parish Priest, Rev’d Marsha Joseph. It is a change from the normal Eucharistic Service, in that the young people are free to be innovative and use their creativity in order to encourage wider participation among the members. The Service is expected to be held monthly led by different young persons in collaboration with a core group.
I was selected to conduct the first Service which was held on my birthday and also happens to be the day on which Virgin Mary's birth is celebrated. I drew from personal experiences to make the service somewhat more intimate. The service was interactive and the symbol for that Sunday was a heart made of unlit candles which was later transformed into a cross of lit candles. This was to signify that even though people don't think that Mary played an important role in the crucifixion story, one must keep in mind that Mary, even though Jesus was her son, (and every mother loves their child), she still accepted his personal sacrifice for our sins and so she let her son be nailed to a cross. The love she had for God and for Jesus is what kept her going and gave her the strength to keep and proclaim her faith.
Submitted by Miss Kelsie Nancoo
November 15, 2013