FEEDBACK – Young Catholic Leader programme

We wish to thank the Catholic Foundation for the $5000 given to us for our Young Catholic Leader programme held in December 2011. The 5 day live-in camp was a huge success for all involved.

Grounded in stewardship and giftedness, YCL challenges young people to step out of their comfort zone and as Eleanor Roosevelt put it “do the thing which you think you cannot”. The days were long and full of high expectations but that just allowed more time and opportunity to cement friendships. The programme is top notch but these relationships are the best resource these leaders could take from YCL. Relationship is at the heart of leadership and even more important when its servant leadership you are living out. It’s not about being able to do it all yourself but about fully offering the gifts you have to the team and community you’re part of.


Patricia Butterfield, Assistant Adviser, Archdiocesan Youth and Young Adult Ministry