The Mitchelstown Youth 2000 Prayer Group has been meeting since May 13th 2007 and
is part of a wider national and international network of youth prayer groups.
Youth 2000 run weekend retreats, social events and weekly prayer meetings for young
Catholics from 16 - 35 years of age, as well as two incredible national events -
a national Christmas retreat and a huge Summer Youth Festival.
Youth 2000 is a fantastic way to get to know other young Catholics and is always
open to newcomers from 16 - 35 years of age! Go to www.youth2000.ie for more info
on Munster and National Retreats and other events.
Next National Retreat is in Roscrea, August 2017!
Welcome to the Mitchelstown Parish Youth Page!
Below are some activities and groups in the parish and elsewhere which may be of
interest to you, as a young person in our parish...
A group of young people who aim to bring the Gospel to people through music and song
Upbeat and inspirational... playing the best contemporary Christian music and positive
Looking for answers
about your Catholic faith?
Pope John Paul II Award
Becoming actively involved in the life of your parish (16-18)
Answers to Catholic Questions:
Have you ever wondered if you can confess via telephone or internet? What actually
happened during the crusades? Does the Catholic Church believe in the devil? Do children
who die in the womb have souls? Why do we call priests Father when Jesus told us
If you want to find out the answers to these and many other interesting questions,
if you want to understand your faith more deeply, go to www.catholic.com. Let us
continue to discover the treasures of our faith which will explain the reasons behind
what we believe. From the homepage go to library and ‘browse quick questions’.
Check out the link to www.chastity.com for questions on morality.
For great blogs answering common questions posed by young people, check out www.lifeteen.com
Children’s Eucharistic Adoration:
Introductory sessions of “Children’s Eucharistic Adoration” were held recently in
each of the four primary schools in the parish, facilitated by Antoinette Moynihan
of “Children of the Eucharist” and is of particular benefit to those preparing for
First Holy Communion or Confirmation. This initiative, in operation since October
2012, arising out of the International Eucharistic Congress, is currently growing
from strength to strength around the country and is proving very popular with children,
providing them with a lovely way to relax in front of the Lord, through prayer, story
and song. “Children of the Eucharist” is under the Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration.
It is hoped that this will continue in the local schools on a regular basis. For
more on Children of the Eucharist, click here
“St Thérése – The Little Flower” Summer Faith Camp.
For Boys & Girls aged 6-12 years*. The aim of the camp is to give children the opportunity
to form a personal relationship with Jesus, through activities such as Arts & Crafts,
Drama, Dance and Action Songs, Music, Team Games, prayer and plenty of fun! The leaders
for the week are local volunteers supported by local clergy and members of the Family
of Mary Community, and also members of Youth 2000, young people who are deeply committed
Catholics and all give voluntarily of their time. In accordance with Cloyne Diocesan
Policy, all volunteers will be Garda Vetted.
The Faith Camp runs from 10am – 3pm daily from Monday 17th– Thursday 20th July 2016.
COST OF CAMP: § €40 for first child & €25 per additional child from the same family.
If paying by cheque/postal order, please make payable to “Mitchelstown Faith Camp”.
Should cost be a concern, please talk to Canon Fitzgerald. Please ensure that full
payment is made before the first day of the camp. The number of places available
is limited. This is a non-profit venture – money will be used for materials, equipment
and subsistence of visiting youth leaders.
*Open to children from age 6 upwards
(or 5 year olds who have completed Junior Infants)
Application forms available at the back of the three Churches, from the Parish Office
or from any of the Primary Schools or by clicking here. For more details please contact
Catherine Hanley (087) 7727496.
Closing date 30th June 2017.hools or Closing d015.
Every Wednesday night - 7.00pm - 9.00pm in Forrest Hall . A place for youth to grow
in faith, fellowship and fun! Questions? Want to get involved? Contact us: email@example.com
/ 087 3378084 / www.facebook.com/mitchelstownyouth
Kevin Cabrera: Youth Volunteer / Niall McCall: Youth Volunteer Intern
Youth Mass: Starting Sunday, November 13th the 7.30pm Mass will be a Special Mass
for the Youth of the Parish. Young people between the ages of 13 to 18 are especially
encouraged to participate in the Liturgy, by doing Readings, Altar Serving or sharing
their musical gifts in the Youth Choir. The Parish would like to invite the Youth
to participate in the Mass in a very special way. Please stay tuned to the Newsletter
for more details in the following weeks. Thank you.