the CONNECT event in Cork for young adultsthe CONNECT event in Cork for young adults

Over one hundred and twenty young people gathered at the Presentation Brothers' Mardyke House in Cork City on Thursday evening for a summer BBQ and celebration of their faith

This is the sixth CONNECT youth gathering organised by the Diocese of Cork and Ross. Young adults came from the four corners of the diocese, from many of the different youth groups, parishes and international communities to connect with one another. 

The young people organised a surprise presentation which was made to Bishop Fintan Gavin to mark the occasion of his thirty-three years of priesthood. 

Speaking the event, Bishop Gavin said: "it is not easy to be a young person today, and also to be a young person of faith, but by gathering together we support and encourage one another."

He added that he "hopes all grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and get to experience the peace, love and joy that it brings." 

A bigger CONNECT event with guest speakers is being planned for the autumn at University College Cork.