• Mon: 9.00 am St Nicholas'
  • Tue: 9.00 am Our Lady of Good Counsel
  • Wed: 9.00 am St Nicholas'
  • Thu: 9.00 am St Nicholas' and 7 pm Our Lady of Good Counsel
  • Fri: 9.00 am St Nicholas'
  • Sat: Vigil Mass 6.00pm St. Nicholas'
  • Sun: 9.30am St. Nicholas' and 11am Our Lady of Good Counsel

    Please check this week's bulletin as Mass times may differ

YOUTH 

“We are made for You, oh God, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You” – St. Augustine. 

The sun’s rays for your bodySun's rays







The Son’s rays for your soul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As young Catholics, we are glad to affirm joyfully our faith in Jesus Christ, True God and True Man.  We believe that Christ provides the answers to the longings of the human heart for love, and the searchings of the human mind for truth.  

We also acknowledge that the fullness of the Faith revealed by Christ subsists in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church which He founded to continue His work through time, and which speaks with His own authority.

In the Sacraments, we enter into a relationship with the living Lord and receive His grace, the “sunshine of our souls”. 

 


 Preparing for the Sacraments : Confirmation

 

Confirmation is a precious gift of grace won for us by Jesus Christ through His death on the Cross. If you want to be confirmed, you need to receive this gift in the right way: you need to be practising your Catholic Faith. This means at the very least that you should be coming to Mass every Sunday. 

 Sacrament of Confirmation - Sacrament of Champions

The meaning and power of the Sacrament of Confirmation by Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio.

Angels and Saints online

Help with choosing a patron Saint.

Confirmation worksheets

Free downloads for young people, parents and catechists, from a Parish in the Diocese of Southwark.  Ensure that you have the knowledge and formation to receive the Sacrament. 

 


Preparing for the Sacraments: Confession

 

Confession is a Sacrament of healing. Through Baptism Original Sin has been wiped away but in our fallen human nature we still sin. These sins also need to be forgiven that we may live pure and holy lives in Christ. Through the Sacrament of Confession we are absolved of these sins, breaking the division between man and God which is why it is good to try to go to Confession regularly.

When you go to Confession you receive absolution from the Priest who is acting “in the Person of Christ”. That means it’s Jesus Himself who absolves your sins. We also receive graces through Confession, and going frequently helps us to overcome the things we do wrong and live a holy life. How often is frequent? Pope John Paul II recommended at least once a month for Catholics who take their Faith seriously.

 

Download free leaflets for the basic "how to" from a Parish in the Diocese of Southwark.   

Find an examination of conscience online to prepare, so that during the Sacrament you can tell Jesus what sins you have committed and how many times.

Here are some good prayers to help you prepare for Confession.   

Video resources: Fr. John Corapi explains the Sacrament and why the Lord wants everyone to go.  Click here for the first episode. 

Watch a retreat on the Sacrament which was preached by Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen.  


 More information

 


 

Links
 
 

Our Lady of GuadeloupeCatholic devotions – popular Catholic devotions from the website of the Catholic Chaplaincy to Bradford University and College

 

 

 

EWTN

Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) - featuring Catholic Q and A, a Catholic Document Library, an Audio Library, Catholic News

 

EvangelumEvangelium – conferences and faith-building resources for 18-35 year olds

 

 

 

Faith logoFaith Movement - The Faith movement is a group of priests, religious and lay Catholics drawn together by a shared vision of Christ as "Lord of the cosmos and of history" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 668) and Lord of the individual mind and heart.

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal – religious community of Brothers living the rule and spirit of St. Francis in the world of today.  The Friars can be found in Bradford, at St. Pio’s Friary, next to St. Patrick’s Mission.  The Friars have many events for young people and families, with Mass, Adoration and Confession at the heart of their apostolate.  Laypeople can also volunteer in their soup kitchen. 

 

Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal – religious community of Sisters living the rule and spirit of St. Francis in the world of today.  The Sisters have recently moved to the church of Corpus Christi in Leeds.  They are involved in corporal and spiritual works of Mercy in these first few months.  Young women can contact them for details of their prayer group.  

 

 

RosaryHow to pray the Rosary – article from EWTN

 

 

John PridmoreJohn Pridmore – an ex-London gangster, turned Catholic

 

 

 

 

Praying HandsLearning how to pray – Catholic prayer – a simple article backed up with extracts from Scripture and the Catechism to help you get started in prayer

 

Life TeenLifeTeen – a real hub for young Catholics.  Helps you learn about your Faith, build a relationship with God and live your Catholic life. 

LOL Saints logoLOL Saints – Saints with a smile.  Fun page based on LOL Cats, encouraging serious devotion to the Saints.

 

 

 

National Office of VocationsNational Vocations Office - The National Office for Vocation, opened in September 2002, is an Office of the Bishop's conference of Engalnd and Wales that seeks to work collaboratively with other agencies within the Church in order to build a culture of vocation in the Church in England and Wales

Pope2UPope2u – the Holy Father on iphone, Facebook and YouTube


 

Word on FireSaintant.com – The finest Catholic DVDs, CDs, Books available to the UK.

 

Word on Fire – a Catholic evangelical project supporting preaching on popular culture – news and movie reviews through a Catholic lens.

 

xt3.com Xt3 - Since its launch in 2004 Xt3.com has built an online global youth community promoting Gospel values. With 15,000 visitors per month and the youth community is growing strong.

 

 

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