Immaculate Conception Hawthorn parish priest Fr Des Dwyer SJ is leading a research project which hopes to engage more young people in the Church.
The study, which aims to solve the decline of youth involvement, is being conducted in conjunction with the Boroondara Deanery, Australian Catholic University and Monash University.
Fr Dwyer said he hopes to find ways to increase involvement in ministry among young people, Province Express reported.
A university study? Dear Lord, Father Des, is it that hard, really? Is academic research behind the success of St Benedict’s Parish at Burwood? Not even BROWN TROUSERS (how uncool is that) can keep them away from the MGL’s parish!
Guys, it ain’t rocket science. (Have I said that before? Stop me if I am repeating myself). Its about Evangelisation (Preach Christ!), Catechisation (Teach Christ!), and Vocation (Follow Christ!). If you still don’t get it, see my reply to “That Petition”: An Open Letter to the Catholic Laity of Australia.