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Foundation Degree in Youth Ministry and School Chaplaincy moves to Maryvale

St Mary’s University has announced that its Foundation Degree in Youth Ministry and School Chaplaincy  will be moving to Maryvale Institute to start October 22nd/23rd 2018.
The course is aimed at those working or volunteering with young people in parishes, schools, retreat centres, diocesan youth ministry projects etc,  and combines youth ministry/school chaplaincy and theology. As it is mostly delivered through distance learning, it is accessible for people in all locations.

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Youth Workers- meet the Synod Fathers on 18th July

In preparation for the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment, the Home Mission office is inviting all who work with young people in a Catholic context to meet with the Synod Fathers, explore the working document and share your experiences so that we can better accompany young people, particularly in their vocational discernment. Read more

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

For more information about this event please contact   Download a poster:  Pastoral Review Congress 2018

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‘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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Register your groups by 11th June for Adoremus Youth

As part of Adoremus, the National Eucharistic Congress being held in Liverpool in September 2018, a youth event is taking place on Saturday 8th June, at the Echo Arena near the famous Liverpool waterfront. This will be a superb day,  with over 1000 young people from all over the UK gathered to explore the theme ‘I am the Bread of Life’, and enjoy music, activities and each other’s company. Read more

Teachers’ Retreat with David Wells: July 2018

A retreat is a wonderful way to end a term, and it’s great to see one specially for teachers. The Briars in Matlock, Derbyshire, is offering a retreat from 6th – 8th July 2018,  led by the superb David Wells, who many of you will know from Flame congresses.

It’s going to be a hugely popular event, so contact them ASAP if you’d like to go. Email or phone 01773 852 044