Autumn 2018 Vol. 38 - No. 190 Reflections on Contemporary Youth Ministry in China
I shall get up and go through the city; in the streets and in the squares, I shall seek my sweetheart, I sought but could not find him!.........
“Come and Follow Me”: The Journey of a Youth Minister
Dominic, translated by Jin Yan
I am a priest working on youth ministry. Fifteen years flash by since I started serving the young people. Looking back, through my ministry, I have helped hundreds of young people to find their way and to be empowered. Whenever I see them grow, .........
Challenges among Young Families
John Sun, translated by Wong Yik Ching
Judging from big data, the number of people on the Mainland getting married in the last five years has been steadily declining, while divorces are rising. Moreover, 80-90 percent of divorces take place during the first five years of marriage. The
Accompanying College Students
Lucas, translated by Wong Yik Ching
Since around 2008, our diocese has been hosting summer camp and winter camp twice a year for university students. In 2010, when I was still a seminarian, I participated for the first time in the diocesan summer camp for university youth. Ten years .......
Some Internal and External Factors to Consider in Youth Ministry in China
Yifan, translated by Catherine Cheung
Ten years ago I started to get involved in youth pastoral care. I first began this ministry because I had a chance to help. After that, I just could not help but stay involved. For me youth pastoral ministry is dreams, motivation and growth. Accompanying .......
Reflections of Two Youth Ministers
Rosa Ren and Gardener, translated respectively by Catherine Cheung and Jin Yan
Do we notice the needs of the young people around us? Do we have time to sit down and listen to them? Do we feel the unique energy of young people? Do we cry and laugh with them? Do we really know the young people? As a youth minister, these .......
Responses of Youngsters in China to the Synod on Youth
Some young Catholics in China have expressed their views as a response to the preparations for the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, convoked by Pope Francis to be held in the Vatican on October 3-28, 2018, with the theme .......
A Season for Relationships: Youth in China and the Mission of the Church
Kin Sheung Chiaretto Yan
The world is rapidly changing. Evidently, there is a global shift of influence from the West to Asia. Asia is the cradle of ancient religions and cultures with the two most populous countries in the world. India is soon to overtake China as the most .......
Recent Developments of Youth Ministry in China
One priest from Hebei who is involved in youth ministry used the story of Jesus raising the son of the widow of Nain (Lk 7:11-16) to explain the role of parochial priests. As Jesus called the young man who was dead to new life and gave him back to .......
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