Youth & Young Adults

News from around the world by national and local youth groups such as CYMFED & YCW. It also contains reports on events, activities and resources for young people, often written by young people.


Booking now: Compass Summer Discernment School

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Monday 22nd - Friday 26th July 2019

A Catholic Summer School for discerning Young Adults searching for…

~ a way to live faith fully ~ a way to live life courageously ~ their true path among the many ~ a way to live joyfully ~ God in their lives

The COMPASS Group invites anyone 18 - 35 years of age to join in this Discernment School that will try and explo...

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HCPT: 'a beautiful and happy year with a special Welsh tone'

Group 144 with 'Cariad' dragon.

As more than 1,000 children with disabilities and their groups left the annual HCPT Trust Mass in Lourdes last Thursday, the President of HCPT described this year's celebration as "a beautiful and happy year with a special Welsh tone." Archbishop Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, had concelebrated with eight other bishops from Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland and the USA. Th...

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Pilgrimage: Walking and Praying in the Catholic North West

Walking in Cumbria

The Thinking Faith weeks at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria have been running for 15 years. The Augustinian Sisters are joined by a Dominican friar or two to welcome younger Catholics (20s-40s), who want to explore their faith freely and intelligently in a friendly, prayerful atmosphere.

This year's week (20-27 July) will be a bit different. We are planning a pilgrimage walk on most days, taking...

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Philippines: Some 12,000 expected for Philippine National Youth Day in Cebu

The Archdiocese of Cebu will be holding the National Youth Day (NYD) from 23-28 April as part of the celebration of the current Year of Youth by the Catholic Church of the Philippines.

Since the start of the NYD in 1986, this is the first time that Cebu will be hosting the event from April 23 to 28, in which some 12,000 young pilgrims are expected to participate.

The upcoming even...

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HCPT: Welsh region sets the theme of 'love'

The HCPT Easter Pilgrimage began in Lourdes yesterday. Groups around the country have prepared liturgies on the pilgrimage theme ' Cariad - God's love is the best love'. The leading region this year is Wales.

Cariad is an important word in Wales, it means love. HCPT Wales says: "During your week in Lourdes, may you receive God's love and share this with your HCPT family. At the end of t...

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200,000 minutes of silence to speak up for voiceless young people

Parishes, schools, organisations and individuals across the UK, have joined together throughout Lent 2019 to support young people, and help raise money to change their lives. Thousands of people have taken part in Million Minutes' 'siLENT', creating 195,495 minutes of silence. Their silence has given voice for those young people who are overlooked and silenced in today's world.

Participan...

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Competition: "Walking on the moon, still warring on Earth."

The Movement for the Abolition of War (MAW) is inviting school students in years 10-13 to take part in an essay competition, submitting from 500 to 1000 words on: "Walking on the moon, still warring on Earth."

Bruce Kent - Vice President of MAW and a Catholic peace campaigner says:

"This essay competition is a great opportunity for young people to make known...

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HCPT plans joyful start to busy Lourdes pilgrimage season

Lucy

Throughout the UK and in 11 other countries, groups are making their final preparations for HCPT's Easter Pilgrimage - which starts on Easter Sunday and kicks off the charity's season of pilgrimages to Lourdes in Southern France. HCPT's pilgrimage, the largest from the UK, will provide a joyful, loud and colourful start to the Shrine's 2019 season - which will see it welcome over four million v...

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Beirut: Young people from 43 countries attend Taize weekend

Youth participants gather with Taizé brothers for evening prayer. Photo: Katja Dorothea Buck/WCC

Around 1,600 young people from 43 countries came together in Beirut, Lebanon with the brothers of the ecumenical, monastic community of Taizé (France) from 23-25 March. Middle Eastern and Western Christians discovered how fruitful and stimulating an ecumenical exchange can be.

In many ways the gathering in Beirut was different from other international youth meetings. It was initiated and...

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Bishops welcome Christus Vivit + full text

Pope Francis today released his Post-Synodal Exhortation Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive) to Young People and to the entire People of God, following the Synod of Bishops in October 2018. The theme of the Synod was 'Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.'

The Bishops' Conference of England & Wales has welcomed document. Three delegates from the Confernce attended the Synod of...

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Key Quotes from Christus Vivit - Christ Is Alive!

Young people with Pope Francis during the Youth Synod

The Holy See has this morning released Pope Francis's Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive!)

Pope Francis's new Exhortation is the fruit of six months of prayer and reflection on the conclusions of the Synod on Young People last autumn. The Holy Father has produced a direct and heartfelt appeal, addressing himself both to young people and to the entire churc...

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Rome: Launch of Christus Vivit!

The Catholic Truth Society has announced the UK publication of Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive!), Pope Francis's Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation to Young People. The Exhortation will be presented on Tuesday morning at the Holy See Press Office in Rome. The official English translation is already available to pre-order through the CTS website.

In this heartfelt document, Pope Francis ma...

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Celebrating Young People Awards 2019 - Nominations invited

On 3 July 2019 young people from across the country will gather in London's West End for the Celebrating Young People Awards (CYPA). Cardinal Vincent Nichols will be presenting this year's Pope Francis Award. The awards - now in their fourth year - are organised by Million Minutes and see hundreds of young people nominated in six categories, each celebrating a different aspect of Catholic Socia...

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Columban Competition: 'Climate Monsters'

Jessy Oreoluwa Sodimu (15), of Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, Warrington was runner up in the Columban Young Journalists Competition 2019 (print) for his article on Cllmate Change.

We have all been gifted with some things in life - some more than others. But one undeniable gift we all received is "Our Sister, Mother Earth"(Pope Francis in Laudato Si'). As ...

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