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Empowering Young People - Fr Christian Fini OMI



 “Empowering Young People; Implementing a vision for Catholic Youth ministry” is a resource designed to assist a parish implement a vision for Catholic Oblate Youth Ministry.

Empowering Young People is a reflection on 12 years of youth ministry through the development of the Oblate Youth Australia community.  The experience of OYA built on rich tradition of meeting the needs of young people through contact with them in our Parishes, College, Rosies and other youth ministries that exist in the Australian Province since 1894

From the very birth of the Congregation, ministry to young people has been a priority. The Founder himself, as a newly ordained priest, recognised the need to pay particular attention to young people in his own home town of Aix. 

Garratt Publishing contacted Fr Christian Fini OMI, the director of Oblate Youth Australian, to write a book on Youth Ministry as there are few such resources currently available. 


(Fr Christian Fini omi &  Fr Chris Ryan mgl)


The book was officially launched at the De Mazenod Family dinner in Victoria on the 8 September by Fr Chris Ryan MGL.  Speaking at the launch, Fr Ryan said, “Empowering Young People offers a theological foundation, a framework and many practical ideas for Catholic youth ministry. There simply aren’t other books that do this for the Australian context,” he said.

“Every idea and suggestion for building and enhancing youth ministry has been tried and tested and they have been simply and clearly presented.  Every leader in Catholic youth ministry in this country should have a copy of Empowering Young People in their library,” he concluded. 

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