Welcome to the Youth Ministry page at Holy Rood. Click here for the calendar of events. This page is regularly updated so come back soon!
We want everyone involved in Youth Ministry activities and sessions, groups and events to feel welcome, at home and safe. Holy Rood Youth Ministry Team members and helpers will be following diocesan safeguarding guidelines and we expect young people, supported by their parents/ carers to look at and follow our code of conduct. Parents / carers will also need to have completed a YM consent form which can be downloaded here.
HRYM Newsletter launch
The HRYM newsletter has arrived! This will be a regular publication giving all our up-to-date news – for our first edition click this link or look out for copies in the church porch.
Confirmation Programme 2018
The 2018 Confirmation Programme is now underway – please check the calendar for important dates. Please pray for this year’s candidates as they seek to draw closer to Jesus on their journey of faith.
We are always looking to recruit and train suitable new helpers. Could you be a helper? We are looking for more people for Children’s Liturgy of the Word, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. As a volunteer you will receive support from your team and via regular, monthly team building and training days. Do get in touch with us via the parish office or by email if you’d like to know more: firstname.lastname@example.org and / or download an application form here: Holy Rood Youth Ministry helper application form
The Holy Rood Youth Ministry Team is keen to provide a varied programme of events, some regular and others one-off. If you have a suggestion for an event, please speak to a member of the team or contact us by email at email@example.com and we will be happy to discuss it.
Regular events include:
- film nights
- adoration / Holy hour
- Synergy Sports
All events are advertised on the church calendar and the Confirmation Programme calendar – see link above – and you can find out more information about the events there.
One of our most recent events, Romero – about the life of Blessed Oscar Romero, by Rise Theatre was well attended and a great evening! If you missed it check out their website by following this link! Rise Theatre will be returning to Swindon in June to run our Confirmation Programme retreat days.
Don’t miss our next film night!
Look out for details of the next film night – they will be scheduled approximately once a half-term from September ’18. Do let us know if there any good films you know about that would be suitable for us to show at these events.
The next Synergy Sports session is on Friday 29th June at 7pm. Please note, especially those of you who have been to this event before, that there is a change of venue. These events are now held at Playfootball which is on Techno Trading Estate, Kembrey Park, near to where Next Gen Gym used to be before it closed. The address is 29 Bramble Road SN2 8HB. There is a small charge of £2 for the session – have a fun evening playing sports, joining in lively worship, and listening to a great speaker – take a friend along too!
Are you aged 16-23 years?
As well as local events we are often sent details of events put on in other parishes all over the country. One such event is a Young Peoples’ Seminar in Leeds this July, entitled “Being a Young Catholic Today”. There are a limited number of all-expenses paid places available to our parish – if you think you may be interested, find out more by following this link here, then contact the Youth Ministry Team as soon as possible to secure your place.
Do you like Camping?
Fanning the Flame Summer Camp is 20-24 August 2018. Check out the website www.fanningtheflame.co.uk for all the information – workshops, fun, fellowship, football, horseriding, adoration, music and much more for ages 10-25 years!
Holy Rood Youth Ministry is part of the wider Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry – click here for the Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry website pages to keep informed of what is going on throughout our area. You will find here other opportunities for attending summer camps too!
If you are interested in finding out about Youth Ministry across the country, try checking out the following websites:
Advance notice that Flame 2019 is coming! Mark the date in your diary now – March 2nd 2019 – this is a great event held in Wembley Arena with excellent music and speakers. Those of us who attended the last event in March 2017 had a great time! Visit the website here!
Worship Leader Matt Redman