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:
Joe, James, Jonathan and Tushar completed their half-marathon Metanoia Madness challenge without breaking a sweat (well not much of one anyway…) We are so proud of their energy and enthusiasm and are so grateful for the money raised which will help in our evangelising efforts and with our plans for growth in the Project.
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.
Our Advent Series exploring the Canticles at the beginning of Luke’s Gospel was a great success. We had four very different speakers who each inspired us with their teaching, testimony and deep faith. (More info here) Each of the canticles sung by Zechariah, John the Baptist, Mary and Simeon respectively teach us so much about the nature of God and how He is constantly working for the good of each one of us. The talks were all well attended and we were all well-prepared for a deeper encounter with Christ at Christmas.
We are about to head off for a Christmas Break so we would like to wish you all a blessed and holy Christmas. If you have a few minutes over the Christmas period why not have a read of our latest newsletter.
See you in in 2018!
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!
Sunday 26th November was the Feast of Christ the Universal King and each year the
Corpus Christi High School are generously helping us to provide a rucksack full of useful
On Wednesday 29th November we worked with around 60 Year 6s from several of the
On Wednesday 22nd November we spent the day with Year 10 at Corpus Christi High