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Derry Diocesan Youth Ministry goes online, with success

The online programme has kept an open dialogue between the Derry Youth ministry team and the young people of Derry Diocese.


Bishop Noel Treanor highlights wish for peace to continue in Northern Ireland

Peace cannot and should not be taken for granted and is a precious value that requires cultivation and tending in every generation.


Hundreds of youth expected at Youth2000 Christmas retreat

The Christmas Retreat will be packed full of talks with top Catholic lay and religious speakers, workshops, time to hang out, music, prayer, sacraments and more.


Catholic leaders’ summit in US attracts Irish youth annually

The premise of SLS20 is to teach teachers to teach and live out the Great Commission.


Bishop Leahy to Legion of Mary pilgrims: Teach young people to say “no”.

“Our priorities are too easily blind towards the crisis that exists in far too many places in our society.”


Crosscare publishes guide for those getting Leaving Cert results tomorrow

The guide was published by the social services arm of the Dublin Archdiocese and looks at a range of options for those awaiting their exam results.


Great hopes for new bishop of Cork and Ross

“The challenge is just starting again, to a new family, a new home, a new faith community.”


National Evangelisation Teams marks 15 years in Ireland

“It is my prayer that all the lay faithful will realise that we are all called by Baptism and Confirmation to be a part of a new springtime for the faith.”


“Un gran éxito” at last night’s Panama in Dublin WYD event

“There are many, many young people who want to say ‘yes’ to Our Lord. It’s very, very encouraging.”


Young people tell Synod they want a more candid dialogue with Church

"A substantial number of young people do not ask the Church for anything because they do not see it as significant for their lives."


2018 – a good year for Alpha!

We’re just sitting in amazement watching the green shoots coming from people’s hearts because we all know that we are a mission field in Ireland – Dominic Perrem, Alpha Ireland.


YOUth Summit brings together Generation2030 Activists to work for sustainable goals

The summit is part of One World Week, a week of youth-led awareness-raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year.


Archbishop says young people need greater roles in the Church

“How can I bring more of these talented, articulate, faith-filled young people into the daily life and decision-making roles of the Church?”


Youth on the agenda of bishops’ meetings in Ireland and in Rome

Many young people have positive experiences of chaplaincy services, pilgrimages and other dedicated national and international youth encounter events.


Big Blue Bus in Ballina

United social outreach in Mayo is a sign of our common Christian commitment, says Bishop of Killala, John Fleming.


Mater Dei providing emergency housing for homeless families

The crisis of homelessness and poverty persists right across our diocese and our country


Don’t be afraid to engage with young people

“Young people appreciate authenticity and if what we say is real, then it resonates for them,” Bishop of Limerick advises in run-up to Synod on youth.


Tenth anniversary celebrations for Pope John Paul II Awards

Don’t leave it to others to be the protagonists of change. You young people are the ones who hold the future – Pope Francis.


Last Christian Brother primary school principal retires

After 46 years teaching, Bro Dormer retired as principal of Doon CBS Primary School on Wednesday last.


Diocese of Kilmore appoints new youth director

“The Diocesan Assembly and the Listening Process identified ministry to young people as one of the four areas of pastoral action to be addressed.”


‘What has God got to do with it?’

Pure in Heart hosts presentation to adolescents on healthy attitudes to love and relationships.


Young people enrich their faith at Magis 2014

Ignatian influenced ventures challenge young people from 18 nationalities to put their faith into action.


Parents of beatified teen to attend UK youth event

Chiara Luce Badano died in 1990 and was beatified by Pope Benedict in 2010.


Archbishop challenges religious to ‘wake up’

"Religious have to learn to share their prayer life with others."


Pope calls for end to ‘culture of rejection’ towards young unemployed

Work and earning a living brings personal dignity Pontiff highlights.


Are we losing the young church? Youth ministry …

Gerard Gallagher writes this history of youth ministry in Ireland out of concern that the mistakes of the past will not be repeated in the future.


Prayers for Grandparents

128 pp. Veritas Publications. To purchase this book online go to www.veritas.ie

This small book has about 250 short prayers from grandchildren for their grandparents. The prayers are beautifully laid out each one separately on a coloured page; they have [...]


Young evangelists

Mary Maume looks at the Kairos Retreat experience and how this form of youth ministry can be a means for growth in personal faith.


An illustrated catechism (2007)

This illustrated teaching resource presents the basic elements of the Catholic faith in four sections: The Creed, The Sacraments, The Commandments and Prayer.


It isn’t all it seems at 17

Paddy O’Meara notes that the self-confidence and brash exteriors of teenagers often hide deep feelings of uncertainty, confusion and fear.

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