It has been a busy few weeks for the Cork Diocesan Youth Council – CDYC.
The Youth Advent Service was held in St. Fachtna’s Cathedral in Rosscarbery on the 1st December. After Dean Peters welcomed everyone, he courageously stepped aside and left the young people and Hilda Connolly lead the service.
The readings were carried out by the teenagers and the prayers were organized by three of last years Leaders in Training group. They put together four prayer stations which represented the first four Advent candles – Love, Hope, Peace and Joy. The evening was closed with Dean Peters saying a few words and a cup of tea to finish it all off.
A week later, the Church of Ireland Youth Department – CIYD – held their annual Youth Service with a slight change of venue from Clontarf Parish Centre to the Curragh in Kildare. CDYC made the most of it and added a Christmas Shopping trip to Newbridge Shopping Centre on the way to the Curragh for the service, pizza and games.
The weekend ended with a sleep over in the rectory where the Rev. Fran Grasham and her husband, Steve (CIYD Southern Rep), welcomed the Cork group into their home for the night.
The group were spoiled with a lovely breakfast in the morning with plenty of bacon butties, porridge, cereal and toast laid out before heading back to Cork again.