Upcoming Youth Events 2019-2020
Below are a list of events from around the Diocese of East Anglia, the majority are run by the Diocesan Youth Service but some may be run by other organisations operating in the Diocese.
Friday 5th – Thursday 11th July 2019: ECHO Theology of the Body Retreat, Walsingham
Exploring the riches of Catholic teaching on love, masculinity & femininity and our awe-inspiring vocation to live that teaching out. This event is being run for young adults by the American group ‘Dumb Ox Ministries’, at Walsingham in July.
For more information or to register your place go to: www.dumboxministries.com/echo.html
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July 2019: ‘I’d say yes if I knew what You wanted’ – Vocations Retreat for 18-35 year olds
For all those open to a vocation to the priesthood or religious life. Join other young adults open to a vocation of total giving to the Lord as they discover their heart’s deepest desire and God’s dream for them. The weekend will be led by Mgr John Armitage, rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady and Sr Camilla COLW from the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham.
To be held at Dowry House Retreat, Walsingham. Subsidised places available. Visit the Dowry House website for more info.
(This the same event which was originally due to be held from 7th to 9th June)
Thursday 22nd – Monday 26th August 2019 – Youth 2000 Walsingham Summer Festival
One of England’s biggest Catholic events takes place each year at Walsingham in Norfolk. Run by Youth 2000 and aimed at 16-35 year olds with high-quality talks, praise & worship music, workshops and 24 hour Adoration. It’s a summer festival, but Catholic! Visit www.youth2000.org for more information.
Saturday 23rd November 2019 – Glow: Norwich
Retreat day run by the Ignite Team for those aged 13+ including dynamic talks, activities and workshops. To be held at St. John’s Cathedral, Norwich. More information to be confirmed closer to the time.
Saturday 18th January 2020 – Glow: Ipswich
Retreat day run by the Ignite Team for those aged 13+ including dynamic talks, activities and workshops. To be held at St. Mary’s Church, Ipswich. More information to be released closer to the time.
Saturday 15th February 2020 – Glow: Peterborough
Retreat day run by the Ignite Team for those aged 13+ including dynamic talks, activities and workshops. To be held at St. Peter and All Souls Church, Peterborough. More information to be released closer to the time.
Saturday 14th March 2020 – Glow: Cambridge
Retreat day run by the Ignite Team for those aged 13+ including dynamic talks, activities and workshops. To be held at St. St. Laurence’s Church, Cambridge. More information to be released closer to the time.
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd May 2020 (TBC): Ignite Festival
Come and experience faith in Jesus Christ in a new and dynamic way at the Ignite Festival. Including dynamic speakers, quality music, engaging workshops and entertainment. More information will be made available closer to the time.
Please check back for updates about each event or for more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ignite Team also runs various events within parishes and schools including retreats, school missions and youth Masses. For more information on what the Ignite Team can offer to parishes and schools click here.
Glow Days: these are retreat days the Ignite Team can come and run in your parish and/or deanery for young people in your parish who are interested in growing in their faith. The day is composed of dynamic talks, interactive workshops, activities, music and opportunities for prayer and reflection. If you would like to have your parish host one of these days, or would like to find out more, please contact the Ignite Team Leader (Catherine Williams) for more information: email@example.com.
Discipleship Days: these are similar to our Glow Retreat Days but are aimed at people aged 16 – 35, exploring areas of our faith in greater depth and also enabling us to grow together in fellowship. The day is composed of times of prayer, both communal and personal, talks, discussion and workshops. If you would like the team to come and run a Discipleship Day in your parish/deanery please contact Catherine Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org.