Fresh from the annual Action Party leadership building event in Victoria, members of the Perth Young Christian Workers movement are ready to take on what 2015 has to offer for youth ministry in our community. Together with local project worker Dominique Toop, National YCW secretary Eliza Cruse, on visitation from Adelaide met with the Director of Catholic Youth Ministry, Anita Parker to discuss potential opportunities to create social change in a Catholic context, with World Youth Day and the WA Youth Conference noted as exciting events for both organisations.
With the support of Brother Brian Tierney, YCW volunteers are set to continue their outreach with those in need by facilitating Monday evenings at the Shopfront drop in centre. With an influx of members willing to assist in the New Year, the referral centre which aims to uphold the dignity of every person who walks through its doors is well on track to achieve this.
At the very core of the YCW movement, local groups have been meeting to utilise the see-judge-act method of discussion of both social and personal issues. Currently, members have been assembling in Victoria Park and Baldivis to take action, with expansion occurring in Woodvale and East Perth. The movement is also maintaining the Discussion Nights established through the latter half of 2014, with the first evening set on the 26th of February at the Catholic Pastoral Centre in Highgate – all are welcome to come along! This particular event will focus on an ecumenical activity involving the cleaning of ANZAC memorial plaques in the Kings Park and Botanical gardens.