“The Young people provide the missionary dynamism for the Church’s evangelizing thrust in today’s fast changing, globalized and greatly interconnected world, they are not just the future but also the Church’s present.” Pope Francis
“The Church, therefore, does not go out 'to' the new generations, but goes out 'with' the new generations. The Church needs young people to revitalize her. The contribution of young people to the Church of Today can never be underestimated. We need to support our young people’s ministries. Be the band that plays at the 0900 services, be it Junior Church, be it the Youth Group that meets on Saturday and not forgetting the servers. We have an active body of young people we need more to be active. Parents and Guardians, it is our responsibility to make sure that young people come to Church on Saturday for Youth and server’s rehearsals and to help with the band plus support the Junior Church. The young people are not the Church of tomorrow but the Present Church. Think of a meal young people are the flavours we find in food, without flavour, the food is tasteless and boring. A Church service filled with young people is full of flavour and colour. So, the young people are the Church of the Present. Young people bring passion and lots of energy. Of course, our young people need to be aware of dominance of money, power and pleasure, these are idols, these sow seeds of injustice and perpetuate corruption. So being in Church allows our young people to have balanced lives and to worship the one true God through Jesus Christ our Lord as revealed by the Holy Spirit.
What is important is for our young people to participate in the life of the Church, bringing colour, joy and allowing us to see the future filled with hope and aspirations. Young people are unique, creative and have sense of solidarity. We need to allow our young people to participate in all areas of the Parish so that they can be active disciples of the Present Church. Let us make St Barnabas Bluff be abuzz with young people from the community.
Father. Barnabas Nqindi
My name is Barnabas Sibusiso Nqindi, rector of St Barnabas-Bluff. I enjoy a good debate and I love to see people grow in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ