ACYC 2009

Event Date(s): 
Thu, 2009-11-26 - Sat, 2009-11-28

The first of its kind in the Middle East, the Arabian Catholic Youth Conference was jointly organised by the Vicariate of Arabia and Kuwait. It was held at St. Mary’s Church, Dubai from 26th-28th November and was based on the theme ‘Put out into the deep’ (Luke 5:4).

Nearly 850 people from the different Middle East countries participated. The conference inaugurated by Mons. Francis Jamieson (Abu Dhabi) had as its main speakers Bishop Christopher Prowse (Bishop of Sale, Australia), Fr. Tom Forrest (USA), Bishop Paul Hinder (Vicar Apostolic of Arabia) and other JY resources.

On the last day was a special music concert performed by the Rexband at Al Nasr Leisure Land, attended by more than 3200 people. The vitality at the Conference truly resembled a mini World Youth Day, energetic youth of different nationalities praising God with one heart and mind.