" Jesus, thank you for everything, for my very beginning and my very end. "
Blessed Maria Celeste Crostarosa OSsR
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Youth Ministry

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We currently have a young adult group (18-40ish) running in Liverpool. We hope at some stage to restart groups in Erdington, Birmingham and London.

If you would like to attend the Liverpool group please contact our Youth Coordinators Natasha and Anita at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it... You can also make friends with them on Facebook "Natasha Anita RYM"

 

EMBRACE Youth Congress...

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I write to you still completely alive and full of joy from the wonderful experience of being part of EMBRACE last Saturday 1st November!

 

Embrace was a an all-day event for young people from all over the country - particularly the North of England - held in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral!

 

Around 1000 young people attended the event and RYM were present - with many of the Liverpool Young Adult Group and even some from the Birmingham Young Adult Group enjoying and participating in what was a simply memorable day! We also had an RYM and Redemptorist Stall - outlining all things that are happening within Redemptorist Youth Ministry and also Redemptorist Vocations Ministry!

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RYM HITS LONDON!...

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Last weekend saw Paul Murphy (Coordinator of Redemptorist Youth Ministry) visit St Mary's Clapham along with Sam Ruggiero (RYM Birmingham) and Dave Delaney (RYM Liverpool)!

 

Paul spoke at all weekend Masses - giving a testimony on his "faith journey and giving parishioners an update on what's happening in the world of RYM!

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A young person's view of the Redemptorist Youth Group...

 

Thank you Damian Wilde for being so kind and sharing this.

 

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A friend who attended the group in Liverpool recommended I attended the group in Birmingham as I lived close-by, so I thought I would see what it was like.  Having only lived in the area for a few years, I did not know many people in Catholic circles.  I attended mass, but I only knew a few people in my parish.  All the people I knew through church and going to Lourdes were from the Archdiocese where I grew up in Liverpool.  It was due to this I wanted to extend my network and spend some reflective prayer time with fellow Catholics in the area.

 

 

 

 

RYM Young Adult Group at Bishop Eton...

 

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When I first heard about the RYM Young Adult Group at Bishop Eton I was a little apprehensive. Unfortunately friends of mine had been to Young Catholic Adult groups and had been disappointed. They usually fell into one of two categories: too spiritless and nothing ‘Catholic’ about them, or rigid and unaccommodating to anyone who doesn’t share the same views as the leader of the group!

 

I didn’t know what to expect, whether everyone would have the same outlook and approach to religion that I had, and whether the style of worship and activities would be what I’d have chosen. I decided to leave my prejudices at the door and a year and a half later, I’m so glad I did. The group was not what I expected, and not how I would have done things – it was so much better! When I opened my mind to the possibility that this might just be a group of normal people doing something a bit different to what young people might normally do, I found a new spiritual home among a new group of fellow Catholics whom I am now proud to call my friends.

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Hawkstone Hall 21st June 2014

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on the 21st June 2014 Hawkstone Hall, the Redemptorist International Pastoral Centre in Shropshire, hosted Wholly Holy an event advertised as providing 

 

"Keynote speakers, Reflection, Discussion, Food, Mass,

Adoration and Time out in beautiful surroundings."

 

 

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Please tell people about this fun day on June 21st!

 

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Reflection on a Youth Retreat...

 

 

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Picture an ancient monastery perched on a verdant hill. Picture a chapel, with diamond-patterned sunlight slanting onto its whitewashed walls. Picture evergreen-shaded gardens, with quiet wandering paths and a stream bubbling through a grotto. Now picture a group of young adults, screaming at a flipchart pad in a game of Catholic Pictionary. Yes, you guessed it – the annual retreat to St Mary’s, Kinnoull. Some of us didn’t survive as far as the evening socials but we have it from reliable sources that matters got a little competitive.

 

 

 

Redemptorist Youth Ministry...

 

The Redemptorist Youth Ministry has been on the move again, this time to the Redemptorist Monastery in Perth, commonly refered to as Kinnoull. A group of young adults (27 from every corner of the country) gathered together to pray, reflect and have fun. Read on to find out somebody's personal experience...

 

 

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"Having just returned from the Young Adult Retreat in Kinnoull, it is safe to say that it was a retreat that will not be forgotten in a long time, its impact will have a lasting effect on me and my relationship with God. It was a weekend in which I could relax, unwind, reflect, meet new people and take that real time and space for God which is so hard to find in everyday life. It began with a group of us setting off from Liverpool on Thursday morning to begin the trip up North, we had an overnight rest in Glasgow before we headed on up to Kinnoull on Friday morning via some truly beautiful parts of Scotland. Once at the Monastery we were greeted with such warm hospitality, I felt at home straight away. From our first evenings session it was wonderful and humbling to see so many people from all over the country and from different backgrounds coming together united in their faith. Throughout the evening people were enjoying each other’s company and learning more about one another, the evening drew to a close with a time of prayer to help us focus ourselves for the weekend ahead and give thanks for what we had shared so far.

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(by Paul Murphy, Coordinator of Redemptorist Youth Ministry)

 

Just before Christmas a number of the RYM Young Adult Group from Liverpool made our first weekend retreat together to the fantastic Hawkstone Hall Pastoral and Renewal Centre in beautiful rural Shropshire!

The weekend was attended by around 12 committed young adults who regularly attend the group in Bishop Eton every fortnight!

 

The relaxing setting of Hawkstone provided the ideal opportunity for us all to 'retreat' and take time out of the busy-ness of our lives and in the run up towards Christmas! It was a time for us to relax together, reflect on our faith and pray together! A time for God and a time for one another!