For parishes to be able to dialogue with young people about the timeless truths of our faith requires a cultural change and a fresh approach. Scriptural truths, our relationship with Jesus Christ, the value of prayer and sacramental devotion, as well as the moral compass offered by the Church, are elements which transform the lives of young people.

It is a strategic aim of the Vicariate for Pastoral Formation to support and encourage each Parish Partnership that wishes to employ a parish Youth Co-ordinator. It is our belief that a full time, paid, trained and well-supported person in this role is the best way to provide the resources and relationships required to sustain youth ministry in the rapidly changing landscape faced by our young people.

In a day devoted to this topic people from across our diocese came together to learn more about this.

Here is the video of part of the day.