Hundreds of young people from across Scotland, and beyond, came together at Stirling University campus for our own national gathering organised by Catholic Youth Service Scotland. Four days of faith, fun, good food, friendship, and a festival atmosphere made Scotland's Rio a true World Youth Day experience. Thank you to everyone who participated!
The challenge of the New Evangelisation takes different forms around the world. In Scotland we have a great Christian tradition to rediscover and share with others in our community, despite the difficulties we face. The first step is building up our confidence - faith - in the Risen Lord, and remaining close to Him through thick and thin. The Year of Faith is not yet over, and full of opportunities to do this!
Now we have been sent out, not only as disciples but as missionaries to our peers. As youth ministry in the Archdiocese of Glasgow goes from strength to strength, involving more and more young people, let's keep sharing ideas and enthusiasm to build momentum ahead of the next World Youth Day - 2016 in Krakow!