National Council For Catholic Youth in Zambia AGM participants posing for a photo with Bishop Mulenga,SDB,(middle in black clerical shirt)
Bishop Clement Mulenga, SDB has challenged Catholic youths to be productive, creative and generate resources for the youth ministry.
Making reference to how the Youth Ministry in the Church is generally not financially supported, Bishop Mulenga said that young people are very gifted and some are working for themselves but questioned how generous they are to the youth ministry. “How do we run our business, youths are not catered for and Dioceses cannot distribute the money. But you youths are gifted and some of you are working for yourselves, but how generous are you to the youth ministry?,” he asked. Bishop Mulenga, SDB, who is Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) Director for Pastoral further challenged the youths to be creative in generating resources. And Bishop Mulenga,SDB, has urged the youths to evangelise to their fellow youths as there is no time to relax. “We do not have time to relax, go out and spend your energies on your fellow young people. Do not be satisfied with what we have ,” he advised. Meanwhile Bishop Mulenga,SDB, has asked youths to marry officially in Church and create families according to Catholic teaching and values “Do not fear separation. How did your parents marry? They faced challenges yet they overcame them. So marry with white weddings,” Bishop Mulenga said. Bishop Mulenga was speaking when he opened the National Council for Catholic Youth in Zambia annual general meeting in Lusaka. And giving a vote of thanks, National Council for Catholic Youth in Zambia Chairperson Clifford Chipungu said that the future of the church in Zambia depends on the youths.