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Family and Youth Spirituality. Thought for the Day June 19

Brother George could see the needs of the young people in the parish.  He also recognised the importance of their families as a source of support. So he arranged a rather unusual retreat or prayer day for young people and parent figures, sometimes they were...

Healing Gang Culture. Family and Youth Thought 18 June

Br George, the parish youth worker was glad that once the Holy Terrors had stopped their attitude of revenge and retaliation they were surprised that they didn’t see their rival gang in the same way as enemies any more. Some of the guys even wanted to share their new...

Gang Culture. Family and Youth Thought June 17

Gang culture had become a normal way of life in the township.  Especially on weekends the boys almost looked for trouble.  One gang starts a fight over a supposed issue and the other would retaliate as a matter of principle.  Br George, the parish youth worker by...

Admitting Guilt. Family and Youth Thought 15 June

After listening to the political debates and the justice commissions Popo Moseu told his family, “How can people who we know to have been dishonest, captured and who stole our money from the state, swear to be good MPs and leaders in the community? I don’t trust my MP...

St Anthony. finder and preacher. Family and Youth Thought June 13

Clarence commented, “Apart from being good at finding things that are lost I heard that St Anthony was a very good preacher.  It probably needs a good preacher to persuade brothers, or sisters, to work out their differences.  We know that little kids fight most of the...

Youth Leadership. Family and Youth Thought 12 June

Moses told his friends, “I don’t want to be a prefect in matric.  It’s too hard to try to control the kids.  We’re supposed to be on the side of the law whether we like it or not.  Judy shared her thoughts, “but isn’t it important for us more “mature” learners to help...

Appreciating our Youth. Family and Youth Thought for the Day June 11

It was quite strange, but it was after their parents had attended a parenting programme that things had begun to change at home.  It seemed as if they all felt more accepted and that even small gifts and talents were appreciated.  Michael and Lucia seemed more relaxed...

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