Catholic Youth Summit

On Monday 25 June, Matthew Giumelli, Stephen Loreck, Clare Hogg and Cassandra Ledger attended the Catholic Youth Summit held at the University of Notre Dame. The Summit targets student leaders in Years 10 – 12 providing a forum to network, learn about Catholic leadership and share their hopes and concerns.

The theme of the 2018 Summit was “Your Voice is Needed – JOIN IN”. It asks us all to speak boldly and with passion, listen with an open and humble heart. With faith and guided by God’s Holy Spirit, we journey together, toward the future.

Highlights of the Summit included Sean Pollard’s talk about his comeback from the shark attack four years ago where he lost both his arms. Sean communicated the importance of appreciating life because of how quickly it can be taken away from you. Another highlight was meeting and getting to know Catholic student leaders from other schools from Western Australia. It was great to be able to share our own experiences and social justices concerns with like-minded people.

Special mention must go to Year 12 student Cassandra Ledger, who was the only student who spoke during the concurrent sessions. Cassandra confidently shared her life story in which she spoke about her personal faith journey and how she has been influenced by Summer School of Evangelisation, Remar and the Philippines Immersion.

Clare Cole, Leader of Youth Ministry and Advocacy