Vocations expo a success in Sydney

Sydney, Australia, Jul 17, 2008 / 02:34 pm (CNA) .- The “Vocations Expo,” which has given religious congregations a chance to showcase their charisms and apostolates to the young people attending World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney has been “a true success,” organizers have revealed.

Diverse congregations, institutes and movements are reaching out to the thousands of young people that have flooded the vocations fair located at the Sydney Exhibition Center at Darling Harbor.  The vocations expo was opened on July 15 and will end on Sunday, July 20, at the close of WYD.

According to Father Donai Pellonar, coordinator of the Vocations Expo, “This initiative aims to show the young people of WYD all possible vocations, including the priesthood, the family and the vocation to religious and consecrated life.”

Seventy five institutes, congregations, religious families, movements and associations have set up booths at the vocations expo.