Youth Mission Team or YMT as we all know it has played a key role with regards to ministering to the young people of the Archdiocese of Perth for many years.
Their ministry in the Catholic schools and the parishes is one to be admired, as they tirelessly engage with the young people to give them an opportunity to have a deep encounter with Jesus.
Youth Mission Team members commit to live a radical, common life style of prayer, simplicity and mission for one year at a time. They share a house together, begin and end each day with prayer, attend daily Mass, spend time each day in worship and personal prayer time and are pastorally and spiritually mentored throughout the year. Team members also spend two days a week in the regular workforce and pool their wages to cover their basic living expenses, leaving themselves an allowance of just $25 a week. Wednesday to Sunday is then available for full time ministry.
The mission statement of Youth Mission Team Australia:
“To encourage young people to discover and embrace a heartfelt, intimate friendship with Christ that becomes the very well-spring of every aspect of their daily lives and directly impacts the development of their character. Also igniting a passion to discover and fulfill their God given life purpose, actively participate in the Church today and grow the Church of tomorrow”
Recently, the team has faced a big challenge. And they need our support.
Read here an article by The Catholic Weekly explaining what the challenge is and why we should support YMT and their mission in bringing young people to God.