Re “Young people tell Church: give us a chance!” (B.C. Catholic, April 1):
Young people, you are right to want to be involved with the parish and have a part in it. The Church needs you.
As a 30-something with a busy family, I can tell you that you are blessed with some things you may not even realize you have: Time. Flexibility. Leadership.
There are many things single people/young people who do not yet have children are able to do that many of us yearn to do but aren’t able to right now. A sample of things you would excel at:
Leading a Bible
· Parish RCIA
· Agape Street ministry
· Prison ministry
· Sitting with a family/parent who brings small children to Mass (this is HUGE)
· Children’s liturgy
· Young Adults group
· Women’s/Men’s group
· Liturgical music
· Meal ministry
· Teaching PREP
There are so many ways you can be involved in the parish. Instead of waiting for the Church to provide you with a community, jump in and make it yours. If it’s not there, start it. You have so much to offer.