In these days the architecture of evangelisation is being revealed by the Holy Spirit in our celebration of the Paschal Mystery and in its expression in the Church.
The themes for the three days of catechesis during World Youth Day have been announced; they are to be led by bishops from around the world in over 300 locations in Sydney.
On Wednesday, July 16, the theme will be the call to live in the Holy Spirit, drawing from Galatians 5:25.
On Thursday, July 17, the catechesis will consider the Holy Spirit as the soul of the Church, as expressed in 1 Corinthians 12:13.
And on Friday, July 18, the teaching will focus on the Holy Spirit as the principal agent of mission, seen in Acts 1:8.
"Catechesis represents the spiritual heart of World Youth Day, when young people from various backgrounds and circumstances unite to listen, reflect, discuss and pray in harmony," said Auxillary Bishop Fisher, the Co-ordinator of Sydney World Youth Day '08. "I encourage all pilgrims who are attending WYD08 to begin reflecting on the catechesis themes now," he said, "so that come July, they are spiritually prepared to witness the Spirit and gain as much as they can from their WYD08 experience."
Here, the Source of life, holiness and culture is being revealed in our midst and He will bring great joy.