Goals of Plug In To Christ and Redemptorist Youth and Vocation Ministry
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by George Merlocco
- To help youth and young adults to discover their God given gifts and potential as signs of Christ's presence in the world. Through the giftedness of their lives, young people participate in the proclamation of the Good News of Plentiful Redemption to a world in need.
- Redemptorists and Lay Collaborators look to find different ways to minister to youth and young adults, to empower them through leadership opportunities, and to continue to evangelize and be evangelized in these ministries. Young people are invited to share in the mission opportunities, and not just be on the receiving end of the mission.
- Following in the footsteps of St. Alphonsus Liguori, the founder of the Redemptorists, our ministries must be performed through simple language, easily understand, attentive to people and their situations, capable of using the power of love and centrality of conscience.
- Any Ministry "done well" is vocation ministry: "vocation" understood in terms of discovering the call of Baptism as the starting point of living out your life in Christ. Of course, there is a Vocational Component to R.Y.V.M., and seeks to foster the discernment of Young Men who are called to live their life as a Redemptorist Priest or Brother.