Celebration of Youth, 21 September 2013

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21 September 2013 marked a milestone in the KZN Metropolitan region.

All forecasts for the day was doom and gloom by man, but God choose differently, out of that rose 3,500 voices in joy.

It was a day of celebration, togetherness and worship, firstly we started off with Holy Mass, the procession was led by a very vibrant youth Brass band from Mariannhill, which set the tone for the day.

Followed by skits, cultural events and how to rap and get a crowd dancing by the youth from Umzimkhulu.

Sahara Kingsmead Cricket Stadium witnessed the transformation from being a Cricket stadium to venue for a joyful Praise and Worship day.

The Vocations stands and displays were an array of colours and information. The response to that call was overwhelming.

One of the emails we received after the day summed it up exceptionally well:

“The vibe among the youth during Mass was quite something to witness. The joy and enthusiasm they displayed, especially during the hymn after ‘peace’, was so moving and heart-warming!”

This enthusiasm just spread and sprinkled onto that were the two bands from Gauteng, Salt and Pocket King, both excellent. The Brothers from Cedara also added their own blend of song.

Truly, we can say that it was good to be a part of that joy-filled, cold, but vibrant happy day.

Thanks to the Planning Team and helpers for all their time, energy and hard-work that they put into this day to make it a success.

Thank you/Siyabonga nonke

John Wheatley | Catholic Archdiocese of Durban

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