After weeks of planning and preparation, on November 7 Ryde-Gladesville Caholic Parish held its first Inner-Westfest event for Youth. Catholic singer/songwriter Gary Pinto (formerly from ‘boy band’ CDB) was fantastic with his moving mix of music, stories, conversion experience, prayer and reflection. He set the scene for an awesome evening with about 150 young people – which included a handball comp, food, barista coffee, adoration and confession.
Big thanks to our Youth Leadership Team (Br. Dan, Justin, Jessie, Jess, Caitlin, Dante, Marc, Gabi, Lauren, Janice, Seamus, Stefano, Joseph and Jemille) who carried out to perfection the
running of the event, along with our team of adult volunteers, eight local priests who assisted along with more than a little help from our friends at Holy Cross Ryde who hosted the event: Principal Phil Stewart, AP Michael Reid (our Masterchef on the night), and their cohort of Year 11 volunteers. Thanks to our parishioners for your prayers, sandwiches and support. A moving experience was had by all and it augurs well for any future youth events at the Parish.