Highlights from Masterclass: Running a Successful Catholic Youth Mass

Parish 2020 has just hosted its inaugural Masterclass and we’re pleased to say it was a resounding success.  More than 30 people braved the rainy weather to take part in Running a Successful Catholic Youth Mass with Michael Paton, Youth and Music Minister for Our Lady of the Way, North Sydney.


Michael Paton, Youth Minister from Our Lady of the Way, North Sydney parish, leads a session.


Michael explained the various musical concepts he’s used to grow weekly attendance at Youth Mass in his parish from 150 to 500 people. 


After taking part in some great interactive sessions, participants got to see these ideas in action at Mass, which was also attended by special guest, Bishop Richard Umbers.


It was a great opportunity to experience how music can be immersed into Mass to bring people closer to Christ.


Stay tuned for more updates from the Parish 2020 initiative!



Michael and his youth music and choir teams warming up

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