Working with the YouCat Development project

by | Nov 23, 2015 | A Question of Faith, Youth

Sharon Murphy, a youth minister in Clogher Diocese, shares her experience of working with the YOUCAT Development Project.

This interview featured in Episode 7 of A Question of Faith which was broadcast on CatholicTV in the US the week beginning Monday 16th November 2015.

International YOUCAT Center

The international YOUCAT Center in Augsburg/Germany has the following responsibilities:

  • To coordinate and inspire the global spread of the YOUCAT
  • To advertise the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, e.g. at the World Youth Days (WYD) and at youth events of the Catholic Church all over the world
  • To operate the YOUCAT website, to work on Facebook and to promote the international exchange process among young Catholics
  • To point out to Multipliers (catechists, teachers, youth pastors etc.) to refer to the YOUCAT and to inspire them to work with the YOUCAT
  • To encourage and to guide YOUCAT Study-Groups and discussion circles
  • To have an open door for young people and to organize events where young people are inspired to believe
  • To contact congregations and clergy communities and to invite them to work with the YOUCAT as a tool
  • To develop new material (books, media, downloads) in order to support the YOUCAT
    To forward and to mediate material and suggestions from all over the world

To make use of the four key-words:

KNOW! (Get to know the faith, earn profound knowledge of faith!)
SHARE! (Share your faith with others over the Internet! Go to discussion groups! Make Postings!)
MEET! (Meet with other young Christians in real life!)
EXPRESS! (Give your faith expression by doing something!)