On the 22nd of June, over 120 young adults braved the wet and wild weather of Perth to gather at Integrity House, Osborne Park for a unique faith experience at Unite; a praise rally run by the Disciples of Jesus Young Adults.
The night focused on encouraging and challenging Catholic young adults of Perth, to live life firmly planted in Christ and to go out and be the saints of our modern church. Most importantly, it brought together young Catholics from different areas and groups within the Archdiocese through a renewed encounter with Christ.
After a time of worship led by the Disciples of Jesus band, keynote speaker Derek Boylen, Director of the Centre for Life, Marriage and Family, delivered an inspiring talk on what it means to be firmly rooted in Christ.
He said, “We need Jesus as our life source and to live lives accordingly equipped through the graces available to us in the church.”
Justine Howard, lecturer and Unit Coordinator of Law at the University of Notre Dame, shared vulnerably on what it is to face the reality of choosing Jesus, even when temptations that come from the things of this world tug at our hearts.
These powerful messages were the catalyst for a powerful time of worship and prayer, with the Sacrament of Reconciliation available and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It was a valuable time to reflect on Christ’s real presence in the life of each young adult who attended Unite.
The evening closed with shared fellowship, time to build relationships and support one another in our journey of faith.
The vision for Unite, is a response to difficult times facing the church at the moment. But it left those who attended feeling challenged but more importantly, encouraged, inspired and connected with the support of the wider body of Catholic young adults across Perth.
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