SUDAN: Youth to start a Catholic Association Founded on Love
RUMBEK, February 18, 2011 (CISA) -The youth at St. Theresa’s Parish in Rumbek, Sudan are aspiring to start off a Catholic association that would be guided by the virtue of love under the name Vivid Association of the Catholic Committed Youth, (VACCY) Radio Good News in Rumbek has said.
This was reported at the ongoing diocesan assembly of Rumbek diocese by Sr Ann Immacula Mwilu of the Missionaries of Charity. She is collaborating with Fr. Salvadore Ferrao, a Jesuit priest responsible for St. Theresa’s parish in Rumbek.
Sr Mwilu reported that the initiative of starting the association based on love came from the youth themselves after attending the second diocese youth congress two years ago at Gordhim, Sudan.
She also said that the members of this association would be resolved to shun gossip and to practice forgiveness among other values.
She said that the youth would strive to maintain a good relationship with God and among themselves through a monthly reception of the Sacrament of confession.
The sister also remarked that one will have to be at least twelve years old to be admitted to the association, adding that the youth will undergo an orientation before recruitment.
The youth will be involved with various activities like attending Sunday Eucharistic celebration, visiting the sick, the prisoners and general availability for service Other activities include: reading spiritual books and reciting at least one decade of the rosary daily.
Many youth in South Sudan hope for a better future in the post referendum reality. A Christian formation will provide a good footing to live through the challenges of the new nation.