An Oblate youth group should aim to bring together young people with a common faith to explore and develop their faith as a Christian community. The primary focus should always be faith. An Oblate youth group is not a social group or an activities group as it is simply impossible for the church to compete with the entertainment available in our world today. Oblate youth groups do not exclude having fun, participating in activities or the development of a social network, however leaders, adult supports, and the Chaplain must keep the vision clear and simple. Each time the leaders gather to prepare an activity or an event, this simple question should be asked:

How will this activity or event help young people to encounter Christ, explore the Gospel values and their faith as individuals and as a Christian community in the context of serving the wider church and world communities. 

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