The John Paul II awards were held in the church of St. Thérèse, Seapatrick Parish, Banbridge on Saturday 21st March with the guest of honour being His Excellency, The Most Reverend Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland. Archbishop Brown was a very popular guest, as you can see from the selfie below.
Thank you to Mr. Jake Magill (featured on the right), one of our Diocesan Youth Leaders, for the selfie.
Dromore Diocesean Youth will be going on Pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland in July 2016. This will be open to anyone who will be between the ages of 18 to 22 on 1st July 2016.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Mt 5:8). Dear young men and women, this beatitude speaks directly to your lives and is a guarantee of your happiness. So once more I urge you: Have the courage to be happy! This year’s World Youth Day begins the final stage of preparations for the great gathering of young people from around the world in Krakow in 2016. Thirty years ago Saint John Paul II instituted World Youth Days in the Church. This pilgrimage of young people from every continent under the guidance of the Successor of Peter has truly been a providential and prophetic initiative. Together let us thank the Lord for the precious fruits which these World Youth Days have produced in the lives of countless young people in every part of the globe! How many amazing discoveries have been made, especially the discovery that Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life! How many people have realized that the Church is a big and welcoming family! How many conversions, how many vocations have these gatherings produced! May the saintly Pope, the Patron of World Youth Day, intercede on behalf of our pilgrimage toward his beloved Krakow. And may the maternal gaze of the Blessed Virgin Mary, full of grace, all-beautiful and all-pure, accompany us at every step along the way.
From the Vatican, 31 January 2015
Memorial of Saint John Bosco
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Youth Ministry Contacts:
Director: Mrs. Frances Fox
Pastoral Centre, The Mall, Newry, Co. Down BT34 1AT
Tel: 028 3083 3898