Youth & Young Adults

Chile: Pope shares 'golden rule' with young people - Ask 'what would Jesus do?'

Pope Francis encouraged young people to use a simple test before acting: "What would Jesus do?" Speaking to a youth gathering yesterday at the Shrine of Maipú in Santiago, Pope Francis said the question, 'What would Christ do in my place?' was the 'golden rule' used by Saint Alberto Hurtado.

One of the young people, Ariel Rojas, welcomed the Holy Father when he arrived, saying: "You have...

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YCW launches consultation on young people and mental health

Young people across England and Wales are being asked their thoughts about the current state of mental health in our country.

The Young Christian Workers - a Catholic charity based in England and Wales - have said that an overwhelming amount of their membership have expressed their deep concerns about the current help available to young people with mental health problems, as well as the s...

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New community for young Catholics in Wimbledon

Three community members

The Jesuits are supporting a group of young Catholics to create a new community in the former international Jesuit students' residence in Wimbledon, southwest London, Jesuits in Britain report.

With the closure of Heythrop College in October 2018, the community houses in London which supported Jesuit scholastics from round the world are being re-purposed as the province consider...

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Columban Young Journalists 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 young people ...

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YCW 80th anniversary celebrations

Nearly 200 YCW Members, past and present, celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the YCW in England and Wales last month at Salford Cathedral. The day began with Mass, presided over by Rt Rev John Arnold Bishop of Salford and over a dozen priests, including the YCW National and Assistant Chaplains, Fr John Marsland and Fr Mark Connolly. The Mass saw many of the current YCW and IMPACT you...

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Australian Church launches national Year of Youth

The national Year of Youth was officially launched in Australia on Thursday with a three day festival. The year, which concludes in November 2018, coincides with the ten year anniversary of World Youth Day in Sydney.

Malcolm Hart Director of the Office for Youth with the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said the bishops decided to devote this year to youth, because has been 10 years...

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St Gregory's pupils scoop prizes at National Youth Awards

Eco Committee and Sixth Form Pupils with their awards.

Pupils from St Gregory's Catholic Science College in Kenton, west London, were invited to a glittering awards ceremony in Leicester Square on 23 November, for the national Celebrating Young People Awards.

The award ceremony was hosted by national youth charity, Million Minutes, in partnership with St Mary's University, Twickenham.

St Gregory's pupils were nominated for awards in two...

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Applications open for 2018 Catholic Parliamentary and Public Affairs Internships


Another year group of interns began work at the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, having recently graduated from universities across the country. After visits to a number of charities, educational institutes and St Beuno's Jesuit Spirituality Centre, the group began full time employment with their respective offices during the first week of October 2017.

Interns on the Fa...

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Celebrating Young People Awards 2017

Archbishop McMahon with Aaron Omotosho

This year's Celebrating Young People Awards recipients were presented at a glittering ceremony in Central London last night. The awards - now in their third year - were organised by Million Minutes, partnered by St Mary's University, Twickenham. Hundreds of young people were nominated in six categories, each celebrating a different aspect of Catholic Social Teaching lived out in action. At the ...

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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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