By Viktoriia Marko, Youth and Young Adult Minister, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon
The Youth and Young Adult Office of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon is launching a new leadership program for all young people of Saskatchewan ages 14-18 years, called CYLA: Catholic Youth Leadership Academy.
This program is based on the Salesian program called “Animating, We Learn; Educational Tools for Young Animators” (Salesian program of St. John Bosco).
CYLA’s goals include:
- To form young leaders who will serve our parishes, camps, and places of need.
- To evangelize and form missionary disciples who will inspire and courageously profess their faith.
- To equip young leaders with the knowledge of our Byzantine Ukrainian Catholic tradition (based on the UGCC Catechism “Christ – Our Pascha”).
- To build a unique inspiring community of young people who love Christ and want to follow the footsteps of the missionary spirit of Holy Mary.