Faith journeys inspire young people on YouTube

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Faith journeys inspire young people on YouTube

The Ignite Team have posted a series of First Fridays chat shows which share the inspirational stories of Catholics from around the Diocese and beyond.

Each episode features the faith journey of a different guest as well as a musical segment and a time of prayer. Interviewees have included Sr Theresa Weight from the Dereham-based Community of Our Lady of Walsingham, Fr Simon Davies from St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, lay missionary Shelina Guedes from Peterborough and many others all sharing their diverse and unique experiences.

“We’ve had quite a variety of people on the show,” remarked show presenter and Ignite Team Leader Ciaran Losasso. “The stories they’ve shared have ranged from fighting poverty to trying seminary to teaching others about sex and relationships and everything in-between.”

“It’s been a real privilege to hear each of their stories and quite enriching for me personally. I found that each guest gave me something to think about afterwards and there is always something powerful about hearing how God has worked in someone’s life.”

The musical segments of the shows are also varied and have included contributions from local teenagers as well as from accomplished artists. The latest episode even includes a song from Great Yarmouth priest Fr Alvan Ibeh.

The full series, which is now completed, is now available on Ignite’s YouTube channel along with a selection of other content for young people, and including highlights from the recent Ignite Festival Online. A podcast of selected First Fridays interviews is also available on Spotify and other major podcast platforms under the name First Fridays with Ignite.

Pictured above is Ciaran Losasso talking with Fr Luke Goymour