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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"

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!

CSsR Youth Ministry on Twitter...

 

The Youth Ministry of the Province now has its own Twitter account! You can follow it at

 

@RYM_GB

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Be sure to also follow us on

 

@RedemptoristsGB

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San Sperate 2013...

The highlight this year for Youth Ministry was definitely San Sperate, the wonderful town on Sardinia. Young people from as far as Belarus to Belfast and Perth to Calabria and some from even as far as the United States gathered for the 10th International Redemptorist Youth Congress.

 

The first one took place 25 years ago in

Pagani (Italy)

followed by

El Espino (Spain)

Eggenburg (Austria)

Durham (England)

Essen (Belgium)

Torun (Poland)

Bonn (Germany)

Limerick (Ireland)

Lviv (Ukraine)

and

San Sperate (Italy).

 

Have a look at some of the photos to get a flavour of this special event.

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The Ukrainians led us in morning prayer...

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A profession was celebrated - he made his noviciate in South Africa!

Scotland's Rio Experience...

At the end of July when Pope Francis went to Rio de Janeiro to be with millions of young people, Scotland decided to join in the action and have a Rio experience all of their own! The following pictures give a small impression of the fantastic time had by all... 

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The young people were there...

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the nuns were there...                                                        the clergy were there...

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a young Passionist was there...                                           even more young people were there...

Catholic Youth - Scotland's Rio...

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There are many events going on all over and up and down the UK, but this year the Reds have decided to stick with

the Scottish group to celebrate the World Youth Day 2013.

A group from our monastery in Liverpool will travel to Stirling University to join the country's Youth.

More to follow...!

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World Youth Day - Aparecida...

The Holy Father, Pope Francis I celebrated Mass in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida.

The Sanctuary is run by our confreres, the Redemptorists of Brasil!

Our Lady of Aparecida has been named Patroness of the World Youth Day!

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Here is the Holy Father's homily...

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

What joy I feel as I come to the house of the Mother of every Brazilian, the Shrine of our Lady of Aparecida! The day after my election as Bishop of Rome, I visited the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome, in order to entrust my ministry as the Successor of Peter to Our Lady. Today I have come here to ask Mary our Mother for the success of World Youth Day and to place at her feet the life of the people of Latin America.

A new section and page - YOUTH...

 

You may not as yet have noticed our new page on the website - Youth Ministry.

IClick on the words Youth Ministry and a whole world will open up before you!

 

 

The Story so far...

YOUTH MINISTRY: THE STORY SO FAR

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Well only a few months have passed since I was first appointed as Co-ordinator for Youth Ministry for the Redemptorists, but so much has happened already that I felt that this great season of Eastertide would be a good chance to update everyone on what’s happening in the world of youth. These are exciting times!!!

In February 2013, I had the privilege of speaking at all the Sunday Masses at Bishop Eton and St.Mary’s here in Liverpool. I spoke about my own ‘faith journey’ and invited young people to consider whether they would like to play a more active role in their parishes and in learning about and sharing their faith.

The response I received from parishioners and young people to my talks was fantastic and I felt inspired by their commitment and support for youth ministry.

Please read the Youth Ministry pages for updates and reports on events.