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 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...



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Youth 2000 Ireland

For young Catholics aged 16 - 35


NET Ministries Ireland

Missionaries who challenge young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the church

Teen SpiriT

A Celebration of Teen Talent and Christian Faith

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prayers and other prayers

for young people

Elation Ministries

A group of young people who aim to bring the Gospel to people through music and song

Spirit Radio

Upbeat and inspirational... playing the best contemporary Christian music and positive hits

Life Teen

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 not to?


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 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 for questions on morality.


For great blogs answering common questions posed by young people, check out



Youth 2000

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.


Click here to download Application Form for Summer Faith Camp.



Mitchelstown Youth 2000 meet in the Town Hall on Tuesday at 8.00 - 10.00pm for prayer, music, reflection, fun.... and a cup of tea and a chat afterwards if you’re free to stay on!      

Jason Evert - Chastity

Blunt, honest, uplifting reasons why you’re worth waiting for...

iTunes podcasts: UMD Catholic Campus Ministry

Fr Mike Schmitz:

Ascension Presents

Bulldog Catholic (podcasts)

Answering Catholic Questions

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Youth Nights (Secondary School students)

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: / 087 3378084 /

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.