Animate youth ministries Advent service of reflection

Animate Youth Ministries is the Catholic Youth Ministry team for the Archdiocese of Liverpool in the north west of England.

The team consists of paid employees as well as a group of volunteers taking gap years.  They work with and for around 10,000 young people a year across the Archdiocese between the ages of 11 and 25.   Animate held their annual Advent Service by candlelight at St Francis Xavier's Church on Advent Sunday. 

The church was full of people and looked magnificent.  Everyone enjoyed this uplifting, reflective start to the season of Advent when the homily was given alongside watching a clip from ‘The Force Awakens!’  

“The SFX parish community were privileged to welcome so many young people from across the Archdiocese,”  Debbie Reynolds, pastoral assistant at sfx, observed. “We are still picking candle wax off the carpet… but it was so worth it for such an enjoyable gathering.”