What’s often touted as the Catholic Church’s biggest turnoff, the Good News about sex and marriage, has once again caught the interest and enthusiasm of young people at the Created and Redeemed seminar that concluded recently at St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Claremont.
Over 60 young adults, most of them in their twenties, turned out for the eight week seminar that began on August 29 and concluded on Friday October 24 with a pledge ceremony.
Participants met every Friday night to view Christopher West’s Created and Redeemed DVD series exploring the Church’s often misunderstood teaching on the meaning and purpose of sex and sexuality.
Small group discussion followed each presentation with groups developing into micro communities as men and women shared their thoughts, experiences and struggles with each other.
The series concluded with an opportunity for participants to pledge to remain chaste until joining their eventual partner in marriage in a ceremony presided over by Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton.
Both the seminar series and pledge ceremony were the work of True Love Waits – a global movement that has been active in Perth since 2000, holding monthly open sessions into sex, gender and relationship issues. The True Love Waits team, headed by President Stephen Gorddard, is keen to provide participants with opportunities to continue growing and sharing with each other and are investigating a similar seminar on scripture to commence shortly.
For more information about True Love Waits and their future events, see www.truelovewaitswa.com or contact Stephen on 0431 228 630.