Last week saw the CDYS Youth Ministry St. Aloysius – Summer Faith Camp, for Boys and Girls (5-14 yrs) exceed expected numbers. It was an action pack week, a summer camp with a twist!
Each day the young people started off with Morning Prayer followed by drama, sports, music, arts & crafts and Good Shepherd Catechesis. We were very fortunate to have Sr Ita who gave freely of her time to supervise Adoration every day where the young people had an opportunity to sit and talk to Jesus.
The day finished with Mass where the young people participated in the singing, the readings, and were altar servers. Canon Casey, Fr Sean Corkery (Mallow), Fr Leader (Ballyclough) & Fr Greene (Carrigtwohill) came to say Mass for the camp and were delighted to see the fantastic activities that the young people were getting involved in.
The camp was an opportunity for the young people to develop confidence and character, and to know and experience the love of God through the activities. On the last day, Friday, the young people got the opportunity to invite their families to come to the closing Mass and afterwards each group got to perform their drama presentation to the audience. There was a great atmosphere in the centre. There were 52 children who participated in the camp and we had 22 leaders and junior leaders from Mallow Parish Youth Ministry-CDYS, Jesus Youth Movement & Pope John Paul II Award participants.
Again this year we were fortunate to have Sr Agnes Mary and Sr Cleophas from the Missionaries of Charity, Blarney who delivered the Good Shepherd Catechesis. Each day the leaders and junior leaders were very well looked after with the generous donation of sandwiches from SuperValu, Centra-Main Street, Food Capers, Choices Cafe, Lucey’s and Gretta’s.
Margaret Hennigan was very busy baking every morning to supply the team with delicious cakes in which there were a rush to get to them in the morning. St Aloysius Faith Camp would like to thank all those who helped make this camp a major success for its second year running. Planning is already under way for next year!!
If you would like to get involved in this camp for next year please contact Bernadette, Mallow Parish Youth Ministry on 086 8031126.
Please enjoy our slide show of the weeks activities.