What does our faith mean to us?

In 1985 the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales called for an annual celebration of the vibrant contribution young people make to the Church. The Solemnity of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical year, was chosen to be National Youth Sunday (NYS). The aims of NYS are to help our parishes celebrate the life, mission and ministry of our young people in their faith communities. National Youth Sunday falls this year on 24 November. Here you can read more and download a series of PDFs and other useful resources.


Parish Resources

On Sunday 24 November, the universal Church invites us to join in celebrating the contribution young people make to our communities on the Feast of Christ th...Read more



You can print and download a high-resolution A4 poster for National Youth Sunday from this article. Read more

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Pope Francis

"When we are generous in welcoming people and sharing something with them – some food, a place in our homes, our time – not only do we no longer remain poor:...Read more

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What is Faith?

The aim of this resource is to help young people reflect on the meaning of faith and to deepen their understanding. It's based on a catechetical session given by Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference at a pre-World Youth Day event in London in July 2013 for children and young adults aged 11+. 

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Youth group Resource


As he celebrated the Way of the Cross on the waterfront of Copacabana beach on the Friday of World Youth Day, Pope Francis invited the young people to reflec...Read more

Youth group Resource

Culture of Solidarity

In an address during his visit to the community of Varginha, a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis spoke of the necessity of building a culture of solidar...Read more


Learning from Saints

Blessed Frassati was a young man who lived in the 20th century, who the Church holds up to young people as an example of how to live out Catholic faith today.Read more

Youth group Resource

Powerpoint Presentation and Activity

A reflective activity based upon the address of Pope Francis at the welcoming ceremony of WYD 2013 in Rio and the example of St Josephine Bakhita.

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