From 20 to 23 October 2022, the European symposium on the proclamation of faith will be held in Krakow at the Sanctuary of St. John Paul II, organised by the Youth Commission and the Catechesis Section of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and by the Archdiocese of Krakow. It will be the evangelical image of the story of the blind Bartimaeus, narrated in … Continue reading On 18 November 2021, the online preparatory meeting
The annual conference organised by the European Vocation Service was held on 14 and 15 May. The online mode enabled some fifty delegates from twenty-two European Bishops’ Conferences to attend. The introduction to the work by H. Em. Card. Angelo Bagnasco, CCEE President, renewed the awareness of the uniqueness of each vocation and its singularity in the service of the Church. Father Valdemar Linke, a … Continue reading The challenges of vocation ministry in Europe in the time of the pandemic
The current health situation, the persistent difficulty of moving from one country to another as well as social distancing is preventing the smooth development of the Youth Symposium. Initially programmed for 2020 after the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit and in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Saint John Paul II; then postponed until October 2021 due to the … Continue reading Postponed further, Krakow meeting to be held in 2022
The travel difficulties and the distance between people, due to the coronavirus pandemic, prevents the meeting taking place this year. The Symposium, entitled “Get up, Christ is calling you!“, which will be attended by delegations from all of the European Bishops’ Conferences and numerous young people, will be moved by one year: it will be celebrated from 20 to 23 October 2021, again around the … Continue reading Moved to 2021 the meeting in Krakow
From 20 to 23 October 2020, the European Symposium on the proclamation of the faith, organised by the Youth Commission and the Catechesis Section of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), will be held in Krakow, at the Shrine of St John Paul II. In view of the Symposium, a preparatory conference was held in recent days at the Archbishopric of Krakow, attended by … Continue reading Get up, Christ is calling you!
50 delegates from 22 European countries met in Rome, from 4 to 7 June, to attend the annual meeting for the heads of the vocations ministry of the Bishops´ Conferences of Europe which was entitled: “They spoke to each other of all the things that had happened ”(Lk 24,14). Questions and perspectives after the Synod. Three days of prayer, testimonies and reflections on the vocation … Continue reading Vocations: Listen to God who asks something more!
From Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th March the joint meeting of the national delegates for Youth Ministry and Universities of the European Bishops´ Council was held at the headquarters of the Italian Bishops´ Conference. Organised by the Secretariat and by the Youth Commission of the CCEE, this meeting saw the participation of over 50 delegates and appointed representatives of two of the sections of this … Continue reading In continuity with the Synod, a new European symposium on the youth
God has a life project for everyone! Yesterday as today, Christ calls men and women to respond to their personal “call from God”. In Tirana, about fifty delegates representing their Catholic Bishops’ Conferences, coming from 17 European countries, gathered at the invitation of H. Ex. Msgr. Ottavio Vitale, Bishop of Lehzë and delegate for the vocational ministry of the Albanian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, to talk … Continue reading God calls everyone. Let us respond to Hope!
Opening the Congress, H.E. Mgr Oscar Cantoni, Bishop in charge of the Vocations section of the CCEE Commission Youth, recalled the aims of the meeting in Tirana “everything is aimed at helping the educators of God’s people, and therefore all pastoral workers, in suggesting the most opportune ways so that all the ordinary pastoral care of the Church underlines the vocational dimension and offers useful … Continue reading In vocational pastoral care we do not start from scratch!
“Men do not need the human qualities of the pastors, but rather the warm friendship of God who must dwell in us”, says Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa and President of CCEE, in a message sent to the participants of the European Congress of national delegates for the pastoral care of vocations in Tirana until next March 3rd. Recalling the situation of vocations in … Continue reading Rediscovering the irreplaceable preciousness of the Priesthood