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 seeks to serve Jesus in the Church by sharing the Gospel with children and young people who live in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. The team is available to work with parishes and schools and seeks to give them an authentic encounter with Christ and the teachings of his Catholic Church.
Full-time members of the team join for a year at a time and they are assisted by members of the Ignite Lite volunteer group who help out as and when they are available.
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 work in 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
A year with the Ignite Team can be a life-changing experience – sharing the Gospel, developing new and transferable skills as well as working with children and young people. We hope to open applications to join the full-time 2021-2022 Ignite Team in due course. Check back here for updates.
In the meantime, you may wish to consider joining Ignite Lite (see below).
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 (face-to-face and online) as well as in schools and parishes. The group also gather 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.
Prayer Network and Mailing List
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.
To subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates about our latest events and initiatives please click here.
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