This past weekend the National Team of YCW gathered at Hyning Hall in Lancashire to discuss plans for the upcoming year. It was also an opportunity to review our collective achievements and acknowledge the hard work of so many members.
Phil, the National President of YCW, gave an update on how the first year at Trafford Park had gone and what activities had been organised since moving there. There are now 10 more groups formed across England and Wales, as well as new staff and new National Executive members. There have also been several training days held up at St Antony's Centre, for both adults and children, including the National Council.
Afterwards, our National Chaplain - Mgr. John Marsland - explored the mission of the YCW through the writings of Joseph Cardijn. This included a discussion around the notion of a "vocation to working life" and how the idea of work can be seen as part of our "Divine destiny".
We finished the weekend with a session by Amélie, the outgoing International President of the ICYCW, who did some training around the role of a leader in the YCW. This touched upon the expectations and challenges of leadership.