Youth rais­ing funds in sup­port of de­vel­op­ment and peace

Cape Breton Post - - NORTHSIDE/VICTORIA -

BRAS D’OR — Youth from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bras d’Or will soon be out in the com­mu­nity col­lect­ing do­na­tions for THINK­fast, a 25-hour ed­u­ca­tion and fundrais­ing fast where youth can learn more about global is­sues and help those in the third world coun­tries to build a bet­ter life.

The funds sup­port the work of De­vel­op­ment and Peace’s part­ners in Africa, Asia, Latin Amer­ica and the Mid­dle East.

The THINK­fast

pro­gram, March 12 and 13, in­cludes in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties and games on jus­tice and faith, pray­ers and litur­gies and mul­ti­me­dia pre­sen­ta­tions.

“THINK­fast is more than just a fast,” said Sharon Voutier, faith for­ma­tion per­son with St. Joseph’s. “Along with teach­ing youth how to fast, the pro­gram will also touch on var­i­ous top­ics such as sus­tain­able agri­cul­ture and how food is pro­duced. It is a set pro­gram that fo­cuses on ed­u­ca­tion.”

To reg­is­ter call 736-9633.

Julie Collins - Cape Bre­ton Post

St. Joseph’s Church of­fice man­ager He­len Krilow and Sharon Voutier, faith for­ma­tion, work on plans for THINK­fast, a 25-hour ed­u­ca­tion and fundrais­ing fast for youth in the com­mu­nity to be held at Bras d’Or Hall in March. The pro­gram will end with a cel­e­bra­tion meal.

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