" The Infant Jesus, far from being sorrowful at this proposal, is pleased at it, accepts it with love, and exults in it! "
St. Alphonsus Liguori
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Youth Ministry

CSsR Youth among the Homeless in Birmingham...

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Paul Murphy, our Youth Officer reports...

An incredible, overwhelming and humbling evening at our Redemptorist Homeless Mission evening here in Birmingham!

A fantastic response from of about 25 of us from all over Birmingham met around 80-90 people who were homeless tonight!

CSsR Youth Homeless Mission...

God bless this great work!

If you want to accompany us - see the details below.

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CSsR Youth Retreat in Kinnoull...

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We prayed for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit - and incredible things happened here this weekend! The Holy Spirit was most definitely at work

- some miraculous events occurred!
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I just want to say a very special thank you to all who came to St Mary's Monastery, Kinnoull for our Redemptorist Advent Retreat!

CSsR Youth Ministry in Action...

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Paul Murphy reports on the Redemptorist Homeless Mission which has been taking place in London, Birmingham and Liverpool...

"Quite an incredible and humbling night at our Redemptorist Homeless Mission in Liverpool. A wonderful group of over 20 us from all over Liverpool and beyond came to help us minister to people who we encountered on the streets who were homeless.

We met and distributed sandwiches, hot drinks, water, homeless packs (hats, scarves, socks, toothbrushes and toothpaste) to over 90-100 people who are homeless in the city centre.

Yet again I'm overwhelmed by the generosity of people's time, love and commitment to the mission - and the thanksgiving and friendliness of our brothers and sisters in need. They were all so thankful and their smiles were wonderful. 

Shocking increase however in the numbers of homeless we are seeing this year! God bless all those we met, all those who came and helped in any way tonight. We are already arranging another Mission for January here given the response of the group!"



The Coordinator of Redemporist Youth Ministry Paul Murphy is writing daily reflections during the season of Lent.


If you would like to read them click here



CSsR RYM Advent Retreat...

'Living in Hope' : Waiting Watching & Wondering
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Well well well.... we have just had the most blessed and special weekend for our RYM Advent Retreat at Hawkstone Hall in rural Shropshire.

Entitled 'Living in Hope: Waiting, Watching & Wondering' - the weekend retreat held on 4-6 December attracted 18 young adults from all over the country and all 3 RYM Young Adult Groups were represented.

It was a special gathering of those from Liverpool, London & Birmingham, many of whom attend our regular young adult groups.

We welcomed many new people for their first experience of an RYM Retreat and it was lovely to welcome faces old and new and see them mix together in such a wonderful spirit of unity, hope and prayer.

The weekend was a real chance for us all to come together and enter more fully into the season of Advent and also to prepare in a meaningful way for the coming of Christ at Christmas.

It was also an opportunity for us to gather to pray together, to take time out individually from the hustle and bustle of life before Christmas, to have fun and to reflect on the true meaning of this special time of year.www cssr12

RYM Advent Retreat

If you are aged 18-35 and fancy a retreat before Christmas why not consider the Redemptorist Youth Ministry Advent Retreat.



God of Surprises - A thought for the day...

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'The God of Surprises' 

Most of us tend to live lives which are packed full of routine and which follow set daily patterns. We often rise in the morning at the same time; we may have the same cereal for breakfast; or we may visit the same coffee shop before work each morning. With our faith and prayer lives - many of us also follow certain routines when it comes to the prayers we recite or the way in which we worship.

We all have our little daily rituals and habits which indeed help us cope with the demands of our busy lives. They make us feel ordered, in control, safe and secure! We need this important element of order in our lives to function effectively and to prevent us from becoming 'overwhelmed' by the hectic and challenging nature of life!


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