The Ghana National Catholic Youth Council (GHANCYC) will from September 7th to 10th 2023 hold its 47th Annual General Council Meeting (AGCM) at the Francisan Valley of Prayer and Silence at Afrangua Saltpond in the Cape Coast Archdiocese.
The Annual General Council Meeting will be attended by youth leaders from the all the Catholic Arch/Dioceses and National Movements in Ghana under the theme ” For a Synodal Church: Participation, Communion and Mission in the light of New Evangelisation in Ghana.”
The Ghana National Catholic Youth Council (GHANCYC) is a unit under the Department of Pastoral Ministry and Evangelisation of the National Catholic Secretariat.
GHANCYC was established by the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference in 1974 with the mandate to train, coordinate, evaluate, report and serve as the official mouthpiece of the Ghanaian Catholic youth at the National level.
The Council’s mandate includes to train, coordinate, evaluate, report and serve as the mouthpiece of Catholic youth at the National level.
This year’s Annual General Council Meeting will afford the Council to elect New leaders for the Ghana National Youth Council.
The core aims of GHANCYC are to ensure the total formation of the youth through the creation of a medium for the spiritual, moral, intellectual and social development of the youth.
It is to foster in the youth an awareness of their responsibility, rights and duties.
It is also to ensure effective means of interaction between the youth of the church and the church’s hierarchy, between the youth of the Catholic church and the youth of other religious organisations as well as youth organisations.
The annual General Council Meeting is organized to take stock of youth activities within the Catholic Church in the past year and also plan for the ensuing year.