Living the Faith – Ashley

Living the Faith – Ashley

My journey into the Catholic faith stems from my catholic education and being a part of different Christian organisations and communities. Throughout high school I was a member of St Vincent De Paul Society and was able to put my faith into action, serving those in need in the community. I didn’t grow up in a particularly practising Catholic family, we intermittently attended mass, and so having a very tangible faith experience really helped me understand that the Catholic faith was something meaningful and worth being a part of. Thus, early on, my faith was very action-oriented, I was able to see and experience how being a Catholic had a positive impact within the community.

Then, when I entered University my faith began to grow deeper. I began participating in events run by Catholic Youth Ministry, Notre Dame Campus Ministry and Young Christian Workers. Through these experiences I began to learn the importance of not just taking action but also building a personal relationship with God through prayer and participation in the sacraments.

Then in 2017 I took a leap of faith and spent a year studying youth ministry at Acts 2 College of Mission and Evangelisation which allowed me to develop an even greater understanding of the faith and knowledge on how to spread the Christian message.

I hope to always strive to learn more about the faith, surround myself with like-minded people, pray daily, participate regularly in the Sacraments, trust in Mother Mary’s intercession and build my Armor of God (Ephesians 6:11).

– Ashley Carvhalho, 2019

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.