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Hope you have all had a good Easter season and are enjoying the summer so far!
Mass for Young People
Exam De-stress Party – Thursday 6th July – 7pm – St Francis Hall
Pizza, Pudding and Games to destress after or during exams. Ages 12+
Activity Day – Saturday 8th July – 10-430pm – St Joseph’s Primary School, Portishead
Raising awareness of CAFOD’s Care for our Common Home through activities, song and prayer. Open to young people 0-18. Walk to church at 430pm for Youth Mass at 6pm @St Joseph PORTISHEAD.
Mass for Young People
Sponsored Walk – Sunday 23rd July – 9am-7pm – Nailsea/Portishead/Clevedon
Get sponsored for your chosen charity on a three parish walk. Ages 12+
For more information about any young people’s events, please speak to Tom O, Fr Tom or Fr Reg or email Tom on firstname.lastname@example.org
View some pics of previous LYF Summer Camps > click here and click on the photos at the bottom of the page.
The weeks are intended to encourage children and young people to engage in their faith through fun, games and spiritual input The events take place in the beautiful surroundings of the Marist convent in Nympsfield.
For more details, contact the coordinators by clicking on this email address – email@example.com
Click on this link – www.livingyourfaith.co.uk – for full details of the weeks and how to register.
Abortion Info following 15 Oct Talk: Click here > Life Charity FILM
Children’s Choir Light up Carol Service – Sunday 20th December
A near full church sang and listened to carols on Sunday afternoon at the Candlelight Carol Service. Young parishioners read and enacted the Christmas story and young angels and shepherds added energy to the singing.
Many thanks are due to the young singers and readers, to Bernadette and her team or organisers, to Catherine and the choir and to the congregation for a joyful and holy experience.
Here is a clip of the young choristers in action ….
P.S.I know that this is out of date, but it is joyous, so …………….
Camp Out at St Francis Church 21st September
Four of the young people who attended the Camp Out sent the following report – thanks for your time and effort!
“Our weekend was a holy and enjoyable one. It started with games such as table tennis and pool which helped us get to know each other. We continued with learning how to start a fire and a very yummy barbecue was cooked by some parents. This gave us energy for singing camp fire songs and toasting marshmallows in the dark.
Meanwhile, Father Tom (our priest) was setting up for Adoration so that we could have some peaceful time in silence to reflect on our lives and pray.
To prepare ourselves, and to calm us down, we gathered outside the church and discussed our best and worst moments of the day. After Adoration, we all got ready for bed. And, after a lot of ‘shushing’ we eventually got to sleep!
In the morning, we all enjoyed ‘prayerobics’ and a game of dodge ball, in teams. Next was Mass, where some were acting, some reading, some playing instruments, and others singing. It was a beautiful time where everyone shared their talents with others and connected with God.
A great end to a weekend of Faith, Friends and Fun!”
By Emily, Flo, Lauren & Rebecca
“Living Your Faith” Camps
Several of our young parishioners attended the recent “The Living Your Faith” camp held at The Marist Centre in Nympsfield, Gloucestershire. There were two weeks during August and are in-part funded by the Catenians: the first week for 7-11 year olds (Years 3 to 6) and the second week for 12-16 year olds (Years 7 to 11).
The weeks were aimed at Catholic young people within the Clifton Diocese but people of no faith or any faith also attended. The weeks comprised of quiz nights, craft activities, woodland walks and messy games night etc. Each week, a day out to Stroud or Swindon was enjoyed by all, mainly due to the swimming, the bowling and the coach trip.
The weeks were underpinned by a sharing and living of our Christian Faith. We were treated to input by our cheerful chaplain everyday, followed by small group sharing and Mass. The young people were encouraged to contribute and actively participate
in different areas of the Mass (Penitential Rite, Bidding Prayers, Offertory, Thanksgiving, Music) – they responded well to this invitation to think a little deeper about their faith and why we do what we do during Mass.
The children and young people left after our final Mass full of confidence for who they are and what their faith means to them.
Having arrived crying at leaving their Mums, some left crying at leaving their newly found friends. Such is life!!
If you are interested in coming, look at details at the top of this website.
If you have any news or questions about events for our young people in Clevedon, Nailsea and/or Portishead – email Tom by clicking here