Christus Vivit!

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The Bishops Conference of England and Wales resolves to place the Holy Father’s Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive), at the heart of its ministry with and to young people.

The Conference will build on the work undertaken by the National Office for Vocation and the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation (CYMFed), Synod Fruits and others.

Through its newly formed Youth Committee, the Department of Evangelisation and Discipleship encourages Dioceses to use Christus Vivit to give new energy and focus to initiatives with young people in their local situations, so that:

  • there is a fresh invitation to young people to encounter Jesus as their ‘best friend’, the one who gives meaning and purpose to our individual lives;
  • young people can live the core kerygma of our faith, which the Holy Father identifies – “God loves you”, “Jesus is Saviour”, “He is Alive and at your side through the Holy Spirit”;
  • young people believe more fully that they are protagonists in the mission of the Church and they have the confidence to go outside of themselves in the service of others;
  • we build a culture of vocation in which the call to discipleship has a central place, so that each person can discover the path of holiness that Jesus desires them to walk.