Four members of our youth group made the trip to the World Youth Day gathering in Spain. The trip spanned August 8 – 22, with August 21st celebrated as World Youth Day. Gabrielle Rankine, leader of the youth group explained that they were among two million Catholics, which was enlightening and inspiring.
The trip was a sort of culture shock as Catholics in Jamaica make up only approximately 2.5% of the population. It was also an eyeopener to encounter young people who take their religion quite seriously.
On their return, the group talked to congregation about what the trip meant to them.