At the beginning of February, record numbers of young people enjoyed the Lux weekend hosted by the NYMO team. This years theme of ‘VOX’ encouraged us to make space to listen to the voice of God in our lives through scripture.Great fun was had through the weekend whilst friendships were formed and in this environment, and formation taking place. Joining us for the weekend were Mairi-Claire McGeady, youth ministry coordinator for the Archdiocese of Glasgow who shared the beauty of scripture and the power of God’s voice in our lives. Alongside Mairi-Claire, Matthew Van Duyvenbode, former NYMO team member inspired us on Sunday as he offered his top ten tips for moving forward with scripture when we leave LUX.
On Saturday afternoon great fun was had with human table football, parachute games and a a giant dartboard! Highlights from the weekend also included; Adoration, a special time of reading, praying and sharing scripture and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Director of Youth Ministry, Neil Roseman commented:
“It is amazing to see the desire in our young people to be as close as possible to God. To witness them queuing to recognise His forgiveness through the Sacrament is always a very special moment for my own faith journey”.
NYMO rely heavily on a strong volunteer team of young adults who are always so bold in proclaiming their faith within the reality of life. This witness is a profound influence on the young people and it is this, and their ability to accoumpany our young people have which makes the Lux weekend so special. As one parent put it:
“My children always love NYMO events and they count down the days until the next one”.