Children & Youth
Families are welcome to all our activities and Masses, however we have additional programmes and activities to encourage participation for children and youth.
“Be who God wants you to be and you will set the world on fire!” St Catherine of Siena
Youth ministry seeks: ‘to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today’, (Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry, paragraph 9) ‘to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community’, (RTV 11) and ‘to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person’. (RTV 15) As the Patron Saint for Youth in our Diocese, we therefore echo the words of St Catherine of Siena to all young people: “be who God wants you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
Youth Masses, organised by the HEARTBEAT group operate periodically throughout the year. Look out for more information on the weekly bulletin…
CHILDREN & YOUTH
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Sometimes, moreover, if the place itself and the nature of the individuals permit, it possibly will be appropriate to celebrate the liturgy of the word, including a homily, with the children in a separate, but not too distant, location.