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The Church Needs Your Gifts - 2013

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The Church Needs Your Gifts - 2013

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The Church Needs Your Gifts - 2013

  1. 1. YOUNG PEOPLE! THE CHURCH NEEDS YOU!
  2. 2. WE NEED YOUTH! The Church and world need the faith, gifts, energy, and fresh ideas of young people. United States Catholic Bishops RTV pg. 50
  3. 3. WE NEED YOUTH! Young pilgrims, Christ needs you to enlighten the world and to show it the “path of life”… Place your intelligence, your talents, your enthusiasm, your compassion, and your fortitude at the service of life. Pope John Paul II, World Youth Day, 1993
  4. 4. WE NEED YOUTH! At this stage of history, the liberating message of the Gospel of life has been put in your hands. And the mission of proclaiming it to the ends of the earth is now passing to your generation… Pope John Paul II, World Youth Day 1993
  5. 5. WE NEED YOUTH! The Church needs your energies, your enthusiasm, your youthful ideals, in order to make the Gospel of life penetrate the fabric of society, transforming people’s hearts and the structures of society in order to create a civilization of true justice and love. Pope John Paul II, World Youth Day 1993
  6. 6. WE NEED YOUTH! Just as Jesus sent out the 12 and the 72 to carry out his mission, today he sends out young people to proclaim the Good News and to build a world that is more just, more peaceful and more respectful of human life and creation. United States Catholic Bishops, RTV pg. 49-50
  7. 7. WE NEED YOUTH Offer your youthful energies and your talents to building a civilization of Christian love… commit yourself to the struggle for justice, solidarity, and peace.” Pope John Paul II, homily at World Youth Day, Denver 1993
  8. 8. WE NEED YOUTH! Christ needs laborers ready to work in his vineyards. May you, the Catholic young people of the world, not fail him. In your hands, carry the cross of Christ. On your lips, the words of life. In your hearts, the saving grace of the Lord. Pope John Paul II, August 15, 1993
  9. 9. Share Your Gifts

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