The singing. The mass was certainly a special one since it opened the 2012 Diocesan Youth & Catechists Synod.
This year’s synod theme tags as "Faith Is A Gift From God." There are 207 young people and catechists from different provinces under the tutelage of the Apostolic Prefecture of Battambang such as Kompong Chanang, Pursat, Siem Reap, Pailin, Kompong Thom, Banteay Mencheay and Battambang province.
Mgrs. Kike welcomed the delegates after the gospel reflection. He also blessed the water used to bless the participants. Each parish was called and representatives got up on the stage for the blessing. Most of the priests in the entire prefecture were present in the opening program. Several sisters coming from different parishes are also participants of the synod.
1. Give the youth and catechists good communication to each other.
2. Give the youth and catechists good communication with Lord through prayer, listen, and practicing the Gospel.
3. Give them through the theme “Jesus met Summary women…….” John 4, 1-38.
In the first day of the synod they discussed about them “Where is the faith from” and the second day they discussed about “What does the faith push us to do?” And the last day they also discussed about “ how do we catechize?” in this three they learn and share about their faith to each other well.
Fr. Pedro shared: I am very happy in this year because the youth and catechists had meeting to each other that we have never before. In this synod there are many icons as the well that we already performed, the water of the life, and especially the bible that is the food to feed our spiritual. Love and Mercy will be change the mine of the people who far away from God will beck and live near him.
Living as a catholic life we should show your faith to other people around you. Life of prayer, Take care of our Liturgy, know how to serve other, and create a good habit in your society