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Egypt: Brave young Catholics travel to Cairo to see Pope

Coptic young Legion of Mary meeting

About 3,000 young Catholics from across Egypt will put aside security fears and travel to the centre of Cairo to welcome Pope Francis.

Aid to the Church in Need, the Catholic charity for persecuted and other suffering Christians, is sponsoring the scheme for 250 young people from each diocese to go to the Egyptian capital when the Pontiff visits on 28 – 29 April. Organisers o...

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Scotland: Easter at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer

Around 60 young people gathered at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer to celebrate the Easter Triduum.

Fr Martin Delaney, from Motherwell Diocese, led the retreat along with Craig Lodge Community. As always, the focus was on the liturgies but the weekend included making the Stations of the Cross up the hill behind the retreat centre and a reconciliation service.

Some of those on ret...

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Booking now: Signposts Weekend

Signposts is a weekend course on making good life choices. Based at Savio House in Cheshire in the foothills of the Peak District - this is skills based training in discernment that makes no assumptions about the participants with regard to faith.

What happens on a Signposts Weekend?

You arrive in a peaceful location and have some space to relax before being guided through the signp...

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Taizé in Birmingham: Welcoming the Stranger

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend (28th April - 1st May), young Christians from across the UK and Europe will gather in Birmingham to explore their faith at a meeting organised by the Taize Community.

Welcome and hospitality will be strong themes during the weekend: in the welcome into local families of those who attend the meeting, in the experience of meeting with those from different c...

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Columban Videos from Flame

The Columban JPIC team, mission office and lay missionaries were represented at the gathering of 10,000 young people and their youth leaders at Flame 2017 in Wembley Arena, on 11 March. We listened to witness stories, joined in the joyful singing along to the music of Matt Redman and participated in a vibrant Mexican wave encircling the Wembley Arena. The Redmond song, '10,000 Reasons' wa...

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Taizé in Birmingham: Finding God in the discarded March 19, 2017

In less than six weeks Christians from all across Europe will gather in Birmingham for "Hidden Treasure". A weekend being organised by the Taizé community, Friday 28th April - Monday 1st May.

The title 'Hidden Treasure' is taken from the Gospel Parable (Matthew 13:44). The gathering will be a chance to explore and celebrate some of the hidden treasures of our faith, those found in script...

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3FF recruiting students for ParliaMentors training

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Three Faiths Forum (3FF) - the UK's leading interfaith organisation, is looking for the next generation of leaders to join the UN award-winning ParliaMentors leadership programme. At a time when populism and anti-immigrant rhetoric is adding to tensions around the world, ParliaMentors trains emerging leaders to bring people from different backgrounds together.

Now in its 10th anniversary ...

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Flame 2017 - 10,000 Reasons to Hope

The spirituality and exuberance of 10,000 young people who attended Flame 2017 on Saturday could be seen in the quiet listening to witness stories, reverential prayer and the joyful singing along to the music of Matt Redmond and a vibrant Mexican wave encircling the Wembley Arena. The Redmond song, '10,000 Reasons' was a theme of the day, referring to God's blessings and reasons to be hopeful f...

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Biggest Catholic youth event set to light a 'flame' in Wembley

Leah and Ryan in the Lebanon

This Saturday, 11 March, up to 10,000 Catholics will attend Flame 2017, a youth event at Wembley arena, and share stories of faith and hope from across the world.

Young Catholics from across the country will come together for the biggest event of its kind in the UK. The theme of the day is '10,000 reasons to hope' based on the song by Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Matt Redman, wh...

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Scotland: Young hearts enter into Lent at Craig Lodge

Tug of war in the woods

Young people from across Scotland gathered recently for Faith & Fun retreats at Craig Lodge. Fr Kieran Fletcher from Hallam Diocese, led the young teens' weekend and Fr Martin Delaney from Motherwell Diocese, led the mid teens. There were plenty of opportunities for both prayer and fun with a mix of: talks, discussion groups, Way of the Cross hill climb, Mass and healing service.

The ...

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Youth Festival at Medjugorje

The 26th International Youth Festival is currently taking place at Medjugorje. While the Church continues to ponder on the status of the Medjugorje phenomenon, over 50 thousand young people are expected to gather from around the world for a week of: prayer, catechesis, testimonies, adoration and fellowship. This year's theme is 'Peace Be With You'.

The first testimonies of this year's Fes...

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Go siLENT with Million Minutes

There's only a week until the start of Lent. If you're looking for a way to mark Lent, either yourself or with young people you work with, it's not too late to get involved with siLENT. You can take part at any time before Easter Sunday. 'There is so much noise in the world! May we learn to be silent in our hearts and before God.' Pope Francis siLENT is a simple i...

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Signpost weekend for young adults

Are you undecided about what subjects to study or what career path to choose? How you want to live? Then a Signpost weekend might be a useful step. Signposts is running a weekend course in making good life choices on April 22nd - 23rd 2017, at Savio House in Cheshire in the foothills of the Peak District. This is skills based training in discernment that makes no assumptions about t...

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FLAME Congress to ask: What do young people want of the Church?

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Pope Francis put young people centre-stage when he began 2017 with a letter asking them what they wanted of the Church. It is a question which will undoubtedly spark a lot of discussion, and what better place to start than the CYMFed Flame Congress, being held on March 11th 2017 at the SSE Arena, Wembley. Flame is a vibrant occasion during which a young Church gathers to engage with the ...

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