Catholic community committed to summer camps for children

Catholic dioceses in China have been organising summer camps aimed at formation of faith, communion and the sharing of faith and life.

China
Jul 17 2014, 2:25 PM
Catholic community committed to summer camps for children
Catholic altar children preparing for Service in the parish of Wuxi in Jiangsu province.

Summer camps for children and young people promoted by Catholic communities in China have started in many parishes this year also.

Thanks to the efforts of priests, seminarians, nuns and volunteers, Catholic dioceses in China have been organising summer camps aimed at formation of faith, communion and the sharing of faith and life.

A hundred elementary school and secondary school children of the parish of Wuxi in Jiangsu province are taking part in the summer camp inaugurated on July 8. During the 10 days of community life, the children have the opportunity to study catechism, sacred music, biblical history, and also do schoolwork. As stated by the priest in charge, "we want to help children to improve their knowledge of faith, their ability to self-management, mutual love and the spirit of collaboration".

The summer camp of the parish of Yi Xing Fuin in the Diocese of Tianjin, which opened on July 13, is characterized by a peculiarity: it accommodates not only children but also adults, so that "everyone can take advantage of the opportunity to be followers of Jesus".

Three seminarians and nuns of the Diocese of Taizhou led about fifty children to live a week of faith and sharing, from July 6 to 13.

Source: Agenzia Fides 

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