June 2018

Working document for Synod2018 presented

The “Instrumentum Laboris”, the working document for October’s Synod on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment, was presented this week at a press conference in Rome, by Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops. Read more

Pastoral Congress at St Mary’s for parish, home, school and workplace

St Mary’s University, Twickenham is presenting a two-day festival of theology and faith at the service of the Gospel in the parish, school, home and workplace.

A weekend ticket is £70, and a Day Pass is £40. Student prices are £25 a day. Places  can be booked online. Limited on-campus accommodation is available – enquire about this please contact conferences@stmarys.ac.uk.

For more information about this event please contact kathryn.penny@stmarys.ac.uk   Download a poster:  Pastoral Review Congress 2018

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‘Complex Catholicism’ report can inform your youth work

The latest research into the lives and faith of young Catholic adults is essential reading for youth workers, and the report is accompanied by a valuable tool for applying the findings to your work with those you already reach, and in giving insights to reaching beyond this group.

The documents can be downloaded from Camino House and CYMFed, and hard copies can be ordered.

See our news article for more on the research and the launch event. 

 

‘Complex Catholicism’ report offers valuable insights for youth workers

Bishop Hudson with Camino House team, Stephen Davies, Danny Curtin
and Matthew van Duyvenbode

Over 70 representatives from Catholic youth organisations and religious orders attended the launch this week of ‘Complex Catholicism’, an new study from the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation (CYMFed) and strategy consultancy Camino House, into the shifting dynamics in the faith and life of Catholic young adults in England and Wales. Bishop Nicholas Hudson was present at the event at Romero House, Southwark, representing Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

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Caritas Volunteer Service makes volunteer matching easy

Looking for the right volunteer opportunities (for yourself or for the young people you work with), or finding suitable volunteers for your project, can be a time-consuming process. If you’re in London or Hertfordshire, Caritas Westminster’s Volunteer Service can match volunteers to projects, with a wide range of opportunities to suit different skills and interests, and the time people have available. AND – here’s the best bit – they want to extend this free service to cover the rest of the UK, which sounds like an excellent idea! (And if you’re in London on Tuesday 5th June 2018, visit their Volunteer Fair)

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