Summer is just round the corner – honest! What better to get you thinking of those long, balmy evenings than planning your trip to Brightlights?
The Alton Castle event is on from 29th June – 1st July, with a line-up The 2018 line-up including One Hope Project, Guvna B and Written in Kings. There are a range of accommodation options, and day passes, with or without meals. Early bird passes are on offer until 6th April, and start at just £49 for a camping or castle dorm pass.
Have you seen the God Calls app from the National Office for Vocations? The app, aimed at 16-29 year olds, brings together daily scripture readings with reflection points, prayers, inspiring biographies of the saints and news and events from the Catholic world.
From 19 – 24 March, around 300 young people representing the youth of the world are attending a Vatican meeting to set out the views of young people for #Synod 2018. Their input will be presented to the Pope on Palm Sunday, the 33rd World Youth Day.
The Holy Father wants as many young people as possible to be heard, so a team of young people working with the Vatican is encouraging everyone aged 16-29 to participate in these pre-synodal discussions by social media. Read more
The Report on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment has been written by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales in response to a worldwide consultation that is taking place in preparation for the Synod of the same name that is to take place in October 2018. Read more
Online registration for pilgrims attending the has opened! Pope Francis has already registered, and groups around the UK are making plans for this mega event, from January 22-27, 2019.
Are you still looking for a Lenten commitment that will make a difference to young people’s lives? Right up to Easter Sunday, you can join the hundreds of people who’ve signed up for Million Minutes’ siLENT challenge, and raise funds to support young people .Danny Curtin from Million Minutes tells us more:
Britain’s best selling cookery writer Delia Smith, author and screen writer Frank Cottrell Boyce, and peace campaigner Margaret Mizen are all taking part. We also have teachers, priests, whole schools, youth clubs, and Religious Orders. One Religious Order has pledged a million seconds to help us create a deafening silence to speak up for young people!
Would your Catholic primary school be interested in piloting a new RE scheme of work from the creators of an award-winning digital game? Read more
Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate the amazing young people you know for a Million Minutes Celebrating Young People Award this year. The deadline for the 2017 Awards is 13th October. Read more
During the General Audience on 3rd October, Pope Francis announced that the Synod of Bishops will host an international meeting of young people, in advance of the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment, which will take place in October 2018.