Youth & Young Adults

Brightlights at Alton Castle

The Brightlights Youth Festival opens this evening Friday 23rd June at Alton Castle in Staffordshire - just a stones throw across the Churnet Valley from Alton Towers Theme Park.

Archbishop Bernard Longley and Fr Frankie Mulgrew will be coming this evening to launch the festival. There will be live music with Guvna B, the One Hope Project, Rise Theatre and much more.

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Who will you nominate for 2017 Celebrating Young People Awards?

We all know young people making our families, communities and world a better place. We'd like to hear all about them, so that we can share their stores, celebrate their commitment and inspire others. The Awards celebrate those young people living out Catholic social teaching in their lives and communities. This year the Award Ceremony is timed to take place just a few days before Nat...

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Welcoming Students to your Church

Students come from every walk of life, representing a rich tapestry of experiences, cultures, traditions and languages. Many will have questions about student life and culture, or be exploring their identity and role in the world. Many will face significant challenges, from isolation and anxiety, to financial pressures and managing relationships. We also know that the transitio...

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Pope sends greetings to Lake Lednica Polish youth gathering

Pope Francis has greeted young people in Poland gathered for an annual festival at Lake Lednica, where Poland was 'baptized' and became a Christian country in the person of its pagan leader Mieszko in 966.

During his General Audience, Pope Francis asked Mary to guide the Lednica Youth Meeting, which this year carries the motto 'Go forth and love'.

He said when Mary heard this call i...

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Nominations now open for 2017 'Celebrating Young People Awards'

Who are those remarkable young people you know who make our communities and our world a better place? Million Minutes has announced that nominations are now open for the third year of their initiative to celebrate young people.

The 2017 Awards will be presented in central London on 23 November. Archbishop Malcolm McMahon of Liverpool will be the guest of honour and present one lucky reci...

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London: Spirit in the City recruiting young volunteers now

Spirit in the City Festival is made up of hundreds of friendly, enthusiastic, hard-working people who are ready to serve and have an amazing time, and we are so thankful for each and every one of them! Why not join this fantastic bunch and be on Team in 2017?

Our Team members have a fun time volunteering with us. They get to experience both sides of the event; the side that the public see...

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London: Gospel choir workshop and Mass with Edwin Fawcett

Edwin Fawcett with St Antony's Youth Choir

The world famous St Antony's Youth Choir with Edwn Fawcett are giving a one-off FREE gospel choir workshop in Balham, south London next Sunday, 28 May, as a fun way to share their faith and their music with others.

Come along at 3.30pm even if you don't consider yourself the best singer in the world, and invite family and friends. The music learnt in the workshop will be used at the 6pm e...

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Taizé in Birmingham

"Remember that God will always be with you and that will never change"

These were the very simple words of one young pilgrim as she departed from the Taizé Birmingham weekend. On Monday 1st May Christians from diverse nationalities, cultures, denominations and languages left Birmingham filled with a sense of Gospel possibility. Another pilgrim left with the words: "I am heading home as t...

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Taizé in Birmingham: Final preparations

More than 500 young Christians from across the UK and Europe will gather in Birmingham next weekend (28th April – 1st May) to discover and deepen the treasures of their faith at a meeting organised by the ecumenical Taize community.

Local churches of all denominations are busy preparing to welcome them and have spoken of the joy of engaging in an encounter with young Christians from suc...

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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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