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Youth Group and Youth Weeks

Our parish is blessed to have an active youth group!  It meets once a month and offers a threefold mix of:
  • formation (usually 40 minutes of interactive catechesis led by our parish priest);
  • social events (sports, games etc);
  • and prayer.

Youth work was a major focus of our parish priest's apostolate in the previous parishes where he has served
 and the Bishop's appointment of him to West Moors explicitly called for him to do this here and in the broader Bournemouth-Poole conurbation

You can read an article by Fr Dylan explaining the vision of youth work he follows in the Faith Movemenhere and more on this website here

Faith Summer Youth Weeks

When Fr Dylan served in both Shaftesbury and Poole parishes he took many of the youth on the Faith Youth weeks, which he strongly recommends!  These are two residential weeks for young Catholics, organised by the Faith Movementthe Faith Summer Break for those aged 11-15, and the Faith Summer Session for those 16 and older.  The weeks combine lots of fun activity, social entertainment, prayer, and solid doctrinal input.  They are competently and successfully run and offer a valuable formative experience.  An adult parishioner and Fr Dylan have accompanied those going to the younger age week and Fr Dylan likewise accompanied those going to the older age week.  Dates of the next weeks can be seen here