Last Saturday, up to 8000 young people headed to Wembley Arena for one of the largest events for young Catholics they UK has ever seen; it promised "an event to ignite young hearts and souls afresh with the joy of the Gospel message."
On the evidence I saw, it certainly delivered.
Personal highlights for me included seeing Brentwood's very own Pascal Uche MCing the event, lots of familiar faces in the Glee mash-up, the testimonies of Stef Reid (see here- http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=20108) and Debbie Flood, seeing lots of old friends, spending time (and charging my phone!) with the CAFOD team, The Mizen family as well as Adoration and Benediction to end the day. A great job of putting it all together by (again) Brentwood's Fr Dominic Howath.
Those who didn't take up the invite to come really missed out! As CYMFed put up some videos, I'll put up a new blog to share some more of the event with you all.
Another star of Brentwood Diocese, Edwin Fawcett wrote this for the Conference. Check out his site: www.EdwinFawcett.com
Read about it here:
The Herald - http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2012/03/26/thousands-kneel-in-adoration-at-wembley/
The Tablet - http://www.thetablet.co.uk/latest-news/3969
Catholic News - http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/News-Releases/Archbishop-tells-Youth-Listen-to-the-call-of-the-Lord
ICN - http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=20100
ICN #2 - http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=20107
ICN #3 - http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=20102
CAFOD Brentwood - http://cafodbrentwood.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/flame-congress-2012/
Salesian News - http://salesiannews.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/fanning-the-spirit-into-a-flame/
CYW - http://www.catholicyouthwork.com/index.php?page=833
CAFOD Blog - http://blog.cafod.org.uk/2012/03/26/great-generation-editor-of-the-month-the-flame-congress/
Links complied by Jack Regan at his excellent site CatholicYouthWork.com - see original article here: http://www.catholicyouthwork.com/index.php?topic=711.0