Children and Youth

“Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

[Matthew 19: 14]

Welcome to the children and youth pages of St Jude’s and Sacred Heart. Here you will find information about events happening in the parish, including Catechesis for First Holy Communion and Confirmation, and in the wider Diocese as well as further afield.

Children are a very important part of life in any parish, and at St Jude’s and Sacred Heart it is no different. We are few in number, but our Catechists make sure we have opportunities to do activities together once a month during Term Time, and that we get involved in other events, like the Nativity play during Advent, which everyone can join in with.

Young people are the future of the Church. Pope John Paul II, and more recently Pope Francis, have encouraged us to not be afraid to dream, to use our talents and God-given gifts that will be powerful agents for change in society, and with patience and humility.

In the past, young people from the parish have been to World Youth Days (in Toronto and Poland), Flame conferences, Ignite Festivals, and the 2010 Papal Visit.

Please keep checking back for news as the website is updated in the coming weeks.