Embrace – the Catholic youth conference – is back for its second staging, returning to Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King on Saturday 21 November.
The 2015 edition, subtitled 'Build My Kingdom!', promises a day-long celebration of faith complete with keynote talks and workshops, as well as periods of prayer and adoration, praise and worship, and time for Confession. The day's activities will culminate in Mass at 4pm celebrated by Archbishop Malcolm and a number of Bishops and priests from across the Archdiocese. A variety of communities, charities and religious orders will also be present, exhibiting the many networks and riches of the Church.
This year's conference takes place on National Youth Weekend and the Feast of Christ the King. 'Build My Kingdom!' is targeted at 16 to 30-year-olds though people of all ages are welcome. The speakers will include David Wells, Father Frankie Mulgrew and Frank Cottrell-Boyce, plus representatives from the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, Living Joyfully Vocations and the Knights of St Columba, to name but a few. The wide range of religious orders in attendance will give an insight into their work and religious life throughout the dioceses. The full conference programme and details of the workshops can be found on the website embrace-liverpool.org.uk.
Embrace 2014 – held on 1 November last year – was a resounding success, with the Cathedral filled with more than a thousand young people from around Liverpool and the north-west. The youngsters were positive in their feedback, explaining how they had received a lot from the day and had left with their faith strengthened and renewed. Organisers hope the 2015 event will reach even more hearts for the Lord by providing an inspiring day where students can learn more about their faith and deepen their relationship with Jesus, who brings all meaning to our lives. With free admission, all are welcome – and are invited to register now on the website.