The Ignite Team
Who we are
The Ignite Team is the Youth Mission Team for the Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia and was established in 2014.
Ignite is made up of volunteers aged between 18 and 35 who give a year of their lives to serve Jesus in the Church by evangelising young people who live within the boundaries of our diocese. The team is available to work with parishes and schools in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, seeking to give them an authentic encounter with Christ and the teachings of his Catholic Church.
The team live together as a community for the year, ministering to young people and others they meet throughout the Diocese.
This year the Ignite Team is made up of two people, joined in their work from time to time by the Director of Youth Services, Hamish MacQueen; their Chaplain, Fr. Luke Goymour and by members of the part-time Ignite Lite group.
What we do
The Ignite Team travels around the Diocese supporting parishes in their ministry to young people by running retreats,
catechetical sessions, youth Masses and other events for children and young people to encourage them in their faith. This includes visits to youth groups, Confirmation groups and First Holy Communion classes.
We also visit schools, both primary and secondary, whether they have a faith-based ethos or not, and run retreats, assemblies, RE Classes and school missions. All of these are designed to explore areas of the Catholic faith in a vibrant and informed way, using interactive presentations, music and personal testimony. All members of the team are practising Catholics with a passion for discussing their faith with others.
In addition, the Ignite Team run local events for young people as well as supporting the Director of Youth Services in the running of Diocesan youth events, such as the Ignite Festival and the Epiphany Mass.
Join the Team
Applications are open for those who wish to join the Ignite Team for the academic year 2020-2021. Gain valuable experience working with children and young people as well as in music, drama, giving talks and presentations and more! Spend a year serving God and the young people of East Anglia, nourishing your faith and the faith of others! These are full-time positions with food and accommodation provided as well as a £200 monthly allowance. Team members live with each other as a community in a shared house. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.
Ignite Lite is a group for those aged 16 – 35 who would like to assist the Ignite Team in their youth ministry. They help out at events and in schools and parishes. The group also meets up multiple times a year for training weekends with the Ignite Team, receiving teaching and training in youth ministry as well as growing together as a team. To find out more click here.
This prayer was composed by the Ignite Team to be said around the Diocese to ask God’s blessing on our children & young people, as well as the Ignite Team in their work of evangelisation.
If you would like us to send you some of these prayer cards free of charge please email: email@example.com.
For more information about ways you can pray for young people and the work of the Ignite Team, including the Ignite Prayer Network, click here.
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If you would like to book the Ignite Team, or find out more about us, email Team Leader Ciaran Losasso at firstname.lastname@example.org