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FAST24: A remarkable Lenten Experience

FAST24 is a weekend experience of Catholic faith renewal through the Eucharistic Fast and Eucharistic Feast. In the FAST24, participants spend 24 hours fasting, praying, learning and growing in faith together with others in the community. Here are testimonies of previous participants:

A richer understanding of the Transfiguration of Jesus

“FAST24 has impacted me by giving me an opportunity to rediscover my faith and where I am at in my life. Every year I have learnt something new about the Catholic faith. I can then use that information too in my everyday life to become a better person. The most memorable experience is the Mass on Saturday. Throughout the event, we were learning and discussing the Gospel reading. I had a richer understanding of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Also during the Mass, the Eucharist is the first thing you receive into your body before you eat food again. It brings a deeper meaning to the fasting experience.” – Daniel Thomas

I realise how little we need on this Earth to live…

“To me, FAST24 is an experience. It is an experience that gives me something new each time I take part. It is 24 hours in the year in which I realise how little we need on this Earth to live if God is present in our hearts.  The most memorable experience this year  was spending time with dear friends and learning together with them that Lent is like death; where you strip yourself of all the unnecessary things.” – Celestine Christo

Food that nourished my spirit

“FAST24 impacted my life by giving me an idea of how Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. FAST24 is an awesome experience, and I loved sharing that experience with friends and family. It was much easier when there were people around me also doing the fast. I loved hearing the word of God from the guest speakers as it was food that nourished my spirit. The most memorable experience from FAST24 was meeting new people, learning new things about them and how they found their faith in Christ.” – Roshna Mathew

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Catholic Youth Ministry
Catholic Youth Ministry
Catholic Youth Ministry is the official agency supporting and promoting youth ministry in the Archdiocese of Perth. Our aim is to assist young adults to build a deep and lasting relationship with Jesus and to help them find their place in the Church and the world.