Catalyst Youth Ministry

Catalyst Youth Ministry is the banner under which we reach out to young people in various different ways. From regular groups to our Young Leaders Programme to work in Schools – we love being with young people and encountering Christ together with them!

 

  • Treasure: A Retreat for all young people of High School age and Above.. (9/18/2018) - This weekend is a great opportunity for our young people to escape from the day-to-day routine of life. Time away gives us a chance to re-evaluate where our lives are going, to reflect and learn about ourselves, each other and about our relationship with God. As well as lots of exciting ways of exploring our theme through games, workshops, group work and prayer we will also enjoy some time outdoors. There will also be plenty of time to relax and socialise.
  • Summer Ball (7/22/2018) - Our wonderful Young Leaders decided that we needed a summer ball so they set about planning and organising an extravaganza with music, food, an impossible quiz (thanks Anto), games, decorations and even
  • End of term celebrations (7/22/2018) - We've had a wonderful year with our Seekers, Anointed and Sent youth groups who continue to astound us with their dedication, eagerness to seek God, love for one another and openness to all Jesus wants to do with them. We've had trips, residential experiences, group work, games and more games, dramas, 
  • New Seekers Youth Group starts (7/22/2018) - In May we started a second Seekers group based in a different Parish - St Andrew's in Cottam. It is early days and it has had a bit of a slow start but we are hopeful that when we return in September it will go from strength to strength. We've loved getting to know the new children who attend and look forward to walking with them in the years ahead.  
  • Back to School… (7/22/2018) - We had a fantastic time in June with 8 Primary School afternoon visits and a whole day with around 60 Year 3s from the Small Schools Cluster. We explored themes from trusting in God to following Jesus to the Eucharist!
  • Welcome to Nora! (7/22/2018) - There has been so much going on over the past few months that there has been no time to write about any of it!! A huge bit of brilliant news though is that Nora Lord joined our team here in April as Children and Families Coordinator. We are very blessed to have her with us and to receive the benefit of her enthusiasm, joy and hard work. There are already a few new plans in the pipeline and we can't wait to see the impact Nora has on our ministry. Please keep her (and all of us) in your prayers.
  • Seekers Trip (3/15/2018) -  Last night the Seekers Youth Group spent the evening using up huge amounts of energy at Rascals play centre. Having the place to ourselves meant that there was more than enough room on the climbing frames, slides, trampolines, scramble nets etc to keep the young people entertained for a couple of hours only stopping half way through for pizza and chips followed by jelly and ice cream. 
  • YOKE Young Leaders Retreat (2/25/2018) - In February Half-Term we took our young leaders away for a retreat full of teaching, prayer, creativity and training. They responded so well with their openness to the Spirit, their love for one another and all their hard work. We stayed with Fr Philip Conner (and of course Bosco the dog) at St Joseph's in Lancaster where we were made to feel really welcome and at home. The church in Preston is blessed to have such a dedicated, talented and holy bunch of young people who are leading the way for others. Here are what a few of them said:
  • Rucksack Delivery (2/25/2018) - Having spent a frantic few weeks fundraising, the staff and pupils at Corpus Christi High School presented us with 20 Rucksacks all full of underwear, socks, sleeping bags, chocolate, t-shirts, shower gel and a New Testament. They also had a few items spare! We were blown away by their efforts and generosity especially in such a short space of time. The people who attend our Wednesday Drop-In were delighted to receive such a useful gift for Christmas and were so touched by the love and care that was demonstrated to them. If you would like to be involved in a similar project in the future then please get in touch.
  • Seekers’ Trip to Energi (12/15/2017) - On Wednesday 29th November 32 young people from the Seekers youth group came with us to Energi Trampoline Park. This group have huge amounts of energy to burn off so this was the ideal place for them! I was very impressed by the skills that many of them had - including even a backward somersault landed perfectly by one of them! I have lots of very blurred photos from trying to capture their fun as they moved way too quickly for my skills...However here are a few that came out okay. It was a great evening with lots of very hot and tired young people at the end!
  • Feast of Christ the King (12/13/2017) - Sunday 26th November was the Feast of Christ the Universal King and each year the

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  • Advent Rucksack Appeal Assemblies (12/13/2017) - Corpus Christi High School are generously helping us to provide a rucksack full of useful

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  • Small Schools Cluster (12/13/2017) - On Wednesday 29th November we worked with around 60 Year 6s from several of the

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  • Year 10 at Corpus Christi High School (12/3/2017) - On Wednesday 22nd November we spent the day with Year 10 at Corpus Christi High

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  • Young Peoples’ Trip to Watch Romero: Heartbeat of El Salvador (12/3/2017) - When Rise Theatre came to town, we made sure that all our young people had

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  • All Saints Retreat (11/5/2017) - During Half-Term we took a fantastic group of our local young people on a retreat

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  • Young Leaders (9/26/2017) -
  • We had a busy week first back at the Youth Groups! (9/26/2017) - The week started on Sunday evening 10th September with the return of ‘Anointed’. It is

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  • End of Term Party (7/18/2017) - The Seekers Group all had a wonderful evening of fun and games and lots of

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