Youth Ministry

Day 28: Fired Up!

Niall Leahy is a member of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and is training for the priesthood. He is currently studying philosophy at Heythrop College, London, where he is also involved with the running of the weekly Pure in Heart meeting.  Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI must have had a strong sense of God’s love […]

Day 26: Lessons from a Gentle Teacher

Joe Hopkins is currently the Lay Catholic Chaplain at the University of Nottingham, soon to be the School Chaplain at Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy, Nottingham. Joe is very passionate about the importance of Chaplaincy in Education and working with young people. He is also proud Irishman… from Derby!  www.catholic-community.org.uk As I begin to write […]

Day 23: Study this Catechism!

Maria Byrne, 21, is from Surbiton Surrey and works as a Lay Chaplain in a primary school. She is involved with Youth 2000 and the youth initiative, Take A Stand. “A meek man of mighty action” – When I first read these words in a newspaper, describing Pope Benedict, at the time of World Youth […]

Day 15: A Child in God’s Arms

 Naomi Ceairns, 25, is the assistant director at Soli House, a retreat centre for 14-18 year olds in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.  She is orginally from the parish of Christ the King, Coventry but currently lives in community at Soli House with other 12 young people where she helps 1000s of young people each year […]

Day 5: Accepting Benedict’s Challenge

Michaela Blackwell is a 1st year medical student at the University of Cardiff. Michaela was part of the 2011-12 volunteer team at Soli House, a retreat centre for 14-18 year olds in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. I was very unfortunate back in the summer of 2011 not to go to WYD in Madrid, and the decision […]