Youth & Young Adults


Brentwood: Young Catholics stand up for 200 Brazilian families threatened with eviction + petition

Young Catholics in Brentwood have taken part in a global campaign which aims to stop the eviction of more than 200 families living in an abandoned hotel in the centre of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The group from Brentwood Catholic Youth Services have been standing in solidarity with those at risk of eviction in Brazil by simulating the act of building a house, only for it to be destroyed - a close para...

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National Celebration of YCW in England & Wales

The Young Christian Workers (YCW) will be celebrating their 80th year in England and Wales on Saturday, 18th November 2017 from 4pm, with a Mass celebrated by the Rt Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford at the Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist in Salford.

Following the Mass, there will be a celebration in the Cathedral Assembly Room where light refreshments will be being served. Du...

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London: Come and See - Women's vocation discernment retreat

Join other single, Catholic women wanting to understand how God is calling you to use your gifts and talents to make a difference in the world, through a community whose members share a common vision and life.

Sponsored by Sisters of Bon Secours, this retreat day on Saturday, November 18, held at Newman House, the Cath...

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Countdown to Embrace Liverpool

Jo Boyce from CJM Music

Embrace Liverpool is making a bigger and better comeback in 2017, after a year's break. This year's conference will be the third event held in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool. Embrace is a one-day, Catholic youth conference aimed at young people aged 14 - 25 (Year 9+). It is a vibrant and exciting day of talks, workshops, praise & worship (this year to be ...

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London: Night Church

There is going to be another Night Church on Friday, 27 October, from 7-10pm at Notre Dame de France in Leicester Place just by Leicester Square. The evening begins at 7pm with a light supper in the parish centre, followed by a time of praise and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. At 8pm we will hit the streets, engage in conversations with people, invite and welcome them to the church.

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Booking now: Embrace Liverpool youth conference

Embrace is a one-day, Catholic youth conference aimed at young people aged 14 - 25, taking place in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool. This vibrant and exciting day of talks, workshops, praise & worship - (this year to be lead by CJM Music), times of prayer, Adoration, opportunity for Reconciliation, culminates with the celebration of Mass with Archbishop Malcolm, other...

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Ireland: New report sheds light on faith of young adults

A groundbreaking new report, commissioned by the US evangelical Christ in Youth and conducted by the ecumenical US-based Barna Group, sheds light on the faith of young people and young adults in the Republic of Ireland and the nation's transforming religious identity. 'Finding Faith in Ireland' – based on studies of nearly 1,000 teenagers, young adults and youth leaders – examines how young...

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National Celebration of YCW in England & Wales

The Young Christian Workers (YCW) will be celebrating their 80th year in England and Wales on 18th November 2017 from 4pm, with a Mass celebrated by the Rt Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford at the Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist in Salford, followed by a celebration in the Cathedral Assembly Room.

In England and Wales, the first YCW group was founded in Wigan in 1937, with Fat...

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Last chance to nominate someone for Celebrating Young People Awards

Cardinal Vincent with award winners from St Gregory's

Have you nominated someone for the Celebrating Young People Awards 2017? The closing date is this Friday, 13 October. Do you know a young person promoting peace, or bringing people together across cultures or faiths? Recognise them by nominating them for the Jimmy Mizen Award. Or that young person, perhaps a home carer, upholding the dignity of others. Nominate them for t...

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Have you nominated someone for 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 there is still time to nominate for the third year of their initiative to celebrate young people. The deadline for nominations is 13 October. The 2017 Awards will be presented in central London on 23 November, just a few days before National Youth S...

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Pope invites young people to pre-synodal meeting

Pope Francis announced today that from 19 to 24 March 2018, the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops will convene a pre-synodal meeting, inviting young people from different parts of the world, both young Catholics and young people from different Christian denominations and other religions, as well as non-believers.

Speaking towards the end of the General Audience with pilgrims in...

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Student Christian Movement launches Green Challenges

Image: ICN/JS

The SCM Green Challenge is a campaign to get students and SCM supporters to explore their personal impact on the planet. There will be points for completing different challenges and a leaderboard of the top three competitors each month. Everyone who enters will be given their total score each month by email, so they can know how far off the leaderboard they are. Every month will have a 'Stage W...

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Young Londoner addresses Vatican seminar

Sarah Burrows

A young woman from Herne Hill, south London has presented her ideas at a Vatican seminar on young people. Sarah Burrows, aged 26, was invited to attend the international seminar in preparation for a 2018 Synod - on ‘Youth, faith and vocational discernment’. The Synod, established as an annual event by Pope Paul VI in 1965, is an assembly of bishops from around the world who ass...

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Columbans launch Young Journalist competition

The Missionary Society of St Columban is inviting young people to enter a journalism competition, an initiative to mark their centenary. Students aged 15-18, who are budding journalists, are asked to write an article or make a video report that informs, challenges and raises important issues on the topic: ‘MIGRANTS ARE OUR NEIGHBOURS’. Teachers and parents are asked to alert youn...

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