Your voice matters
In the spirit of the 2018 Synod, Pope Francis wants to hear the opinions and perception directly from young people concerning their dreams, their challenges and topics that touch them and the church.
The Forum Mission Jeunesse provides a space for young people to do just that through dynamic and interactive activities!
GRAND SEMINARY OF MONTREAL
November 4, 2017
10AM to 4PM
Grand Seminary of Montreal, 2065 Sherbrooke Ouest, H3H 4G6
FOR AGES 13-35 (ACTIVITIES VARY ACCORDING TO AGE GROUPS)
LINKED WITH THE 2018 SYNOD
Make your voice heard!
The Mission Jeunesse Forum is a response to the invitation of Pope Francis to reach out to teens and young adults to prepare for the upcoming Synod in 2018. Pope Francis has dedicated the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to the theme of “Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.”
In order to prepare for the October 2018 Synod, Pope Francis wrote a Letter to Young People, dated January 13, 2017. In that letter he recommended that young people read the Preparatory Document as an effective tool in its preparation. The letter also contains some very good reflection questions for young people around the world. Pope Francis refers to this document as a “compass” in the journey leading up to the synod.
An interactive dialogue
between the Church and young people
The Mission Jeunesse Forum seeks to address current issues that affect young people and provide them with an opportunity to be listened to as they express their thoughts, criticisms, dreams, desires, hopes, regrets and challenges.
The goal is to encourage an interactive dialogue among young people and representatives of the local Catholic Church. It will be an opportunity for the Church to examine how they can lead young people to recognize and accept the call to the fullness of life and love, and to ask young people to help the Church in identifying the most effective way to announce the Gospel today.
Organized by young people, the Mission Jeunesse Forum provides a space for young people to do just that through dynamic and interactive activities, witness talks, time of prayer and worship.
This opportunity also provides the chance to establish dialogue between the Church and Young people!
For all young people
between ages 13-35
Le Forum Mission Jeunesse is meant for all young people As Pope Francis has said:
“Even young people who consider themselves agnostics; whose faith is lukewarm; who no longer go to Church. Even young people who consider themselves atheists. …This is the Synod of young people and we want to listen to one another. Every young person has something to say to others. He or she has something to say to adults, something to say to priests, sisters, bishops and even the Pope.”
To address the issues of young people
To address together the following foundational issues raised in the preparatory document of the Synod:
- How can young people resist these two extremes of being against the Church or living without the Church but choosing instead to be within the Church, actively participating in her life?
- How can they seek and find God in the people, events and experiences which they encounter and embark on a communal and mutual path of human, spiritual and cultural growth?