The year ahead for our

Youth Group

On this page you will find information about our Youth Group, the dates for the year ahead and other interesting things. 

Interested in becoming a Catholic or being Confirmed yourself? It can be an excellent time to explore the Catholic faith for yourself alongside your teen.

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Youth Group Permission

Please click the button to below to email permission for your child to:

a) To take part in Youth Group activities that that place outside of the Church building premises

b) To travel as a group to and from activities taking place outside of the Church building premises (inc. walking/commuting on the underground as a group)

Welcome!!!

If you’re here because you registered for Confirmation, it is great to have you with us for this great journey of faith.

The way we prepare teens for the Sacrament of Confirmation is changing. Every year we have a number of young people who really enjoy their Confirmation preparation and want to continue. This is amazing and we want to have something for them. So, we are creating a youth group!

The youth group for all 11-16 year olds. It will offer the opportunity to grow in friendship and faith, develop a prayer life, learn with confidence to ask questions and seek answers, and have fun. As the young people grow and take ownership of their own Christian life, they will discern with their youth leaders their readiness to go forward for our intentional preparation for Confirmation.

If your young person is thinking about Confirmation then the Youth Group is for them to grow as a person, as a follower of Jesus, to nurture true friendships, and to be mentored by our amazing youth leaders.

Support Us

We have some really interesting and exciting things planned for the youth in the year ahead, but we need your support. Support us by :

1. Your prayers: pray that all our young people will encounter Jesus and the joy of being His friend. 

2. Your time: if you like what you hear about the Youth Group, perhaps you can help us with your time, as a helper or even as a youth leader. (Speak to Daniel if this interests you, email below).

 3. Your financial support: a lot of the things we have planned for this year cost money, like the speakers, the workshops, the equipment, the youth sessions & summits, the activities we have planned. Please consider supporting the youth group financially if you’re able. You can do so online through PayPal, (click below). 

Let’s make this year of the Youth Group life changing for as many of our young people as possible.

Youth Group Pillars

We know that our young people are coming from lots of different places of faith. Some go to Mass each week, some haven’t been inside a Church since they were baptised. Some pray daily, some have never prayed. And that’s alright, everyone is welcome to our Youth Group, but there are some things which are non-negotiable which make our Youth Group the best for everyone.

These pillars are challenging, for both our leaders and our young people, but they make for an incredible experience for everyone. Have a read of them below.

Serve in a Ministry

Everyone who comes along to the youth group also gets involved with a ministry. Check out the ones below and then let us know your top 3. Remember, throw yourself into these opportunities and give your gifts to others and back to God. Our youth leaders accompany the young people with each of the ministries.

– Altar Serving Ministry – Altar serving at the 12pm Mass

– Music Ministry – always popular, be a part of the music team at 12pm Mass and for other youth events

– Ministry of Readers – Reading at the 12pm Mass

– Welcome Ministry – requires arriving early to welcome people joyfully to the Mass

– Set up/clear away – very important, arriving late to set up tables/chairs etc, or staying after to help the leaders clear things away

– Offertory/collectors – Bringing the gifts to the altar during the 12pm Mass or helping out with the collection

Others things of interest for families

If you have younger children (below 11) then Family of Faith might interest you. It helps families to grow in the joys of following Jesus in their every day home life. 

Families meet together once a month for community, prayer and activities. We provide home resources so you can lead your family in faith.

Join at any point in the year, just let us know you’re coming by signing up (click on the ad to the right).

The Jesus Event

Thursday 29th February 7-9pm

Benet Bar of the Parish Centre

Jesus is the most intriguing figure of all time and he is hard to box in. Hear the stories of the Gospels that illuminate and shed light on the person of Jesus. 

Come and join us for food, conversation and prayer.

Free, any donation welcome. Open to everyone.

Dates for the journey ahead

Sun 4th Feb

Youth group – 12pm Mass followed by our Youth Group. Expect activities, formation, prayer and more.

Sun 25th Feb

Youth group – 12pm Mass followed by our Youth Group. Expect activities, formation, prayer and more.

Sun 10th Mar

Youth group – We know it’s Mother’s Day but this is going to be like no other. We are asking all parents to come along as we have a family celebration, AND the youth will be surprising the parents.We begin with 12pm Mass, come along for that.

Tues 12th Mar Parish Hall

Our Youth Session – Focussing on the Beauty, Truth and Goodness of our Catholic faith. (for all 11-16 year olds). We have a workshops and inspirational speaker to hear about how God invites us to relationship with him through the gifts and talents that he has given us.

Sun 24th Mar 

Youth group – 12pm Mass followed by our Youth Group. Expect activities, formation, prayer and more.

Sun 21st Apr

Youth group – 12pm Mass followed by our Youth Group. Expect activities, formation, prayer and more.

Upcoming dates: Apr - Jun

Tue 23rd Apr

Parents gathering 7:30pm in the Parish Centre Hall. Check in, how did the year go? How can we improve?

Sun 5th May

Youth group – 12pm Mass followed by our Youth Group. Expect activities, formation, prayer and more.

Tue 7th May Parish Hall

Our Youth Session – Focussing on the Beauty, Truth and Goodness of our Catholic faith. (for all 11-16 year olds). We have a workshops and inspirational speaker to hear about how God invites us to relationship with him through the gifts and talents that he has given us.
TUE 14TH MAY Youth Summit
An exciting evening of gathering for all the young people of the local area. It is an evening of focus on encountering Jesus and responding to his invitation to follow him. We are meeting in the Hall at 7pm and will be making use of the Church later in the evening.

Sun 19th May

Youth group – 12pm Mass followed by our Youth Group. Expect activities, formation, prayer and more.

Sun 2nd Jun

Youth group – 12pm Mass followed by our Youth Group. Expect activities, formation, prayer and more.

The month of June

Confirmation Masses – For those who are ready to go forward to receive Confirmation, these take place on Saturday 8th June and Sunday 9th June. The specific Mass times will be allocated in the new year. 

Sun 16th Jun

Youth group – We know it’s Father’s Day but this is going to be like no other. We are asking all parents to come along as we have a family celebration, AND the youth will be surprising the parents. We being with 12pm Mass, come along for that, and we have a celebration after for the end of the Youth Group year, and a huge thank you to all the youth leaders.

Get in touch

Have a question, get in touch with us

Parish Confession Times

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available in the Church at the following times:

Thursday

Saturday

Saturday

7:45 – 8:15PM

10 – 11AM

4 – 5PM