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Youth Ministry in the Pastoral Area



Pastoral Area Forthcoming Youth Activities—Dates for your diary...

The East Hendred Youth Group will be meeting in the parish rooms at St Mary’s in East Hendred on Friday 16th Sept. from 7-8:30pm for a wonderful discussion on the topic of prayer ‘Why do we pray?’ followed by a fun filled Scavenger Hunt! Please contact hendred@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk for more details.

The Didcot and Wallingford Youth Group will be meeting on Friday 23rd Sept. at the St John’s Church hall in Wallingford for an evening of quizzes, games and fun from 7-9pm. For more details please contact the Didcot and Wallingford parish office at didcot@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk.

Fun Day at St Edmund’s - Oct. 8th, 2-6:30pm - All young people are invited to join us for a day of celebration and thanksgiving! The summer may be coming to an end but we can still have fun to-gether! Come and bounce with your friends on our giant bouncy castle or challenge then to a sumo wrestling match! Why not see how long you can stand on your pedestal before your friends knock you off in a gladiator joust match? If you prefer a gentler approach do not fear, we'll find fun ways to entertain you too! Come along and bring a friend. Suggested donation £5 per child or £20 for a family.

18th November 7-9pm - English Martyrs Didcot - Light Fever - an evening of live music, reflection, prayer, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Reconciliation for young people, in celebration of National Youth Sunday. Come and bring a friend and we light the church with our candles and pray for our own intentions and those of young people everywhere in the world!

And for Adults...
Wednesday 12th October 7:30pm-9pm - St Edmund’s - Would you like to help with youth activities in the parish or pastoral area? Do you already offer your skills and talents to help young people in the parish through First Holy Communion preparation, Junior Liturgy, Confirmation preparation or Youth Group? Whether you're an experienced catechist or a parent who likes to be actively involved, you are warmly invited to join us on Wednesday 12th October 7:30pm-9pm, so we can meet and get to know each other better. Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday 5th October to Melanie at leadertipa@gmail.com.

19th November 7:30pm-9pm - ‘Come Follow Me’ Taster evening at St Edmund’s parish centre.
Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau a Dominican Sister of the Order of St Joseph will be coming to our pastoral area to introduce this fantastic programme which can be used very easily to help children and young people listen to the Word of God for themselves. Sr Hyacinthe will return to our pastoral area on 19th November to run a complete one day training course for us. Please RSVP by Thursday 13th October to Melanie at leadertipa@gmail.






Click here for Birmingham Catholic Youth Service - Oxfordshire area.


Useful links aimed at young adults:

SPEC 18 to 25 year olds, based at London Colney
Sion Community  A catholic community
YMT  - Youth Ministry Team
World Youth Day  A From Toronto 2002 & onwards