On Friday 28th November, over 50 young adults from across the diocese gathered in Newry Conference and Banqueting Centre hosted by ADYC and accompanied by Archbishop Eamon. The idea was born from an ADYC meeting with Archbishop Eamon, there was discussion around the development of young adults and how the commission would gather 20 – 35 years olds to have a listening exercise. The evening was a sharing element to see what young Catholics want from their faith, and as a youth commission try to make these ideas a reality.
Archbishop Eamon opened the evening sharing his vision for young adults and the importance they can play in our Church. The evening continued with a series of workshops that was designed by the youth commission to actually see the vision of the young adults and how this may be developed.
The evening ended with Archbishop Eamon sharing his thoughts from the workshops. later he tweeted that he found the whole experience “Stimulating”. He encouraged all young adults that they all have a role to play and our Church needs them. There was an opportunity for the young adults to ask the Archbishop some questions they may have and we concluded together with prayer.