Preca youth groups aim to form young followers of Jesus and to create faith communities of like-minded young people. The groups are run by youth leaders who are Members or Associates of Preca Community together with parents. The targeted age bracket is from 10 to 18.
Formation happens primarily by adult role modelling of the gospel values and also formal teaching of faith related topics relevant to young people. The latest pedagogical methods and resources are used. In line with the Preca tradition an emphasis is placed on gentleness and humility (refer to the guidelines and the resolutions).
Youth leaders strive to create contemporary gentle, relaxed and fun spaces that make young people feel welcomed, safe and loved. These spaces usually include large sport faculties like school gyms. Bus pickup and drop offs are available to young people who do not have access to transport facilities.
Preca youth groups run weekly typically on Friday nights. Young people together with youth leaders spend most of the evening playing and socialising. During half-time there is a faith sharing session that includes pray around the cross, where we celebrate Jesus’ love for us. Birthdays and special occasions are often celebrated by holding small parties.
Following the Preca tradition, outings and camps are always the highlight of the season. We try to stay away from commercial entertainment venues and prefer natural parks where young people can come in contact with nature. During summertime pools and sometimes the beach are a favourite. Preparing, cooking and eating together is always a community bonding experience during outings.
Young people and parents tend to appreciate the genuine and sincere self-giving of the youth leaders and their efforts to provide simple, enjoyable and meaningful experiences.
May these spaces and times be opportunities of grace and blessings!
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1.I will do my best to be welcoming and gentle to all.
2.I will do my best to attend regularly to the youth group.
3.I will try to invite and encourage friends to attend.
4.I will be responsible for each other, the premises and myself.
5.I will listen carefully and participate in our formation time.
6.I will strive to be “Christ like” when relating to others.
7.I will strive to pray daily.
1.We resolve that we always remember that we have been created to know, love and serve our God.
2.We resolve that like Jesus we are humble.
3.We resolve that like Jesus we are gentle, and like him we forgive those who hurt us.
4.We resolve that like Jesus we love all, and like him we pray for those who hurt us.
5.We resolve that like Jesus we lead a prayerful life.
6.We resolve to regularly attend to our formation meetings.
7.We resolve to receive the sacraments of Holy Communion and reconciliation regularly.
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