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Pentecost Vigil - a campaign by Renovabis and go4peace

For peace to grow. YOU make the difference.


Invitation to the Europe-wide Pentecost Vigil 2024 for young people

The Europe-wide network go4peace is offering elements for a vigil on Saturday, 18 May 2024, the eve of Pentecost, for the Renovabis Pentecost campaign "For peace to grow: YOU make the difference". We invite you to discover the Holy Spirit in your own life. We have prepared different elements that you can adapt together with your friends according to your needs and wishes. Get together and join in!  Here are the colourful modules:

Element A

A look towards Europe

"Ruach" - the Old Testament Hebrew word for "spirit" - is feminine.

In a short video seven young women talk about what it means to them to live for peace in their challenging (national) situations.
Watch one or more videos and discuss them.

Edita from Kosovo

Lorena from Albania

Halyna from Ukraine

Marie from Czech Republic

Pavlina from Serbia

Martina from Bosnia and Herzegowina

Marta from Poland

Element B

Networking with the European partners

Take a photo of your group and write a greeting via email to one of the young people from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe whose video you have just watched. The young Europeans are informed about the campaign and are waiting for your greetings this Pentecost night. You can find their email addresses at the end of the video. This is how you build a bridge of peace this night, this is how YOU make the difference!

Element C

Silence for peace

If you like, keep silent and pray for peace in yourselves and in the world. Here is a brief schedule:

Song

„Ubi caritas“ or „Laudate omnes gentes“

Action

Write down names for whom you want to pray and place them around a peace candle.

Exchange

What "dawned" on you anew that night?
What moved you?
How does God speak to you in this?
Is there anything you want to do for the next time?

Prayer

Our Father

Blessing

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace

Song

"Bless the Lord, my soul" from Taizé

Element D

Pentecostal zooming

You can network live that night (18/19 May 2024) from 8-9 p.m. CEST with young people from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany, Kosovo, Poland, the Czech Republic and Ukraine, among others.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@go4peace.eu

Here is the Zoom link: https://www.go4peace.eu/zoom (You will be automatically redirected to the Zoom page!)

We would like to experience an hour of vigil, sharing and prayer together with you as part of the Pentecost Vigil. Be there, YOU make the difference!

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