On the evening of Friday the 1st of March, Bethany students from Year 11 and 12 attended Eastfest at OLSH College in Kensington. It was a fantastic experiences shared with hundreds of like minded young adults from across Sydney. Those of us who did not attend World Youth Day were able to experience its spirit and those who did, got the chance to re-live the memories and share their experiences with fellow pilgrims and friends. One young pilgrim even told the story of when she meet the Pope! The night involved getting the chance to meet new people, share in great music and food and live out our beliefs. Father Rob Galea’s performance was certainly one of the highlights of the night because everybody got up to dance, sing and celebrate their faith. Making time for Christ during the Eucharistic Adoration, where the whole crowd knelt in meaningful and silent prayer, was a truly a memorable and emotional experience for many of us. Taking part in reconciliation was also a very spiritually rewarding part of the night. We loved having the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company and it was great knowing that there are many other young people on a similar faith journey. Thank you so much Mr Donlan, Mr Laguzza and Mrs Ndaira for taking us.

Georgia Marks – Year 11