The Pope John Paul II Award is a faith achievement award for young people between the ages of 16 and 18. It is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary.
The Award enables participants to take an active part in the life of the Church, their community and society. It also enables young people to become more aware of the teaching and role of the Catholic Church in the world and to engage at a deeper level with Christ.
GIFT – Growing in Faith Together – is a fun, faith-based, programme, extending over a number of weeks, for young people between 12 and 16 years (Years 8 to 11) following-on from Confirmation.
On leaving primary school many of our young people move to different schools and GIFT helps to keep them connected to one another, their parish and ultimately to God. It aims to give the young people opportunities to explore what it means to be a young Christian in today’s society and to support them as they continue their journey in faith together.
SPRED – Special Religious Educational Development – aims to assist people with learning disabilities to achieve their right to belong and grow within the parish and wider community. SPRED seeks to celebrate the special gifts and talents of each individual and to care and protect the vulnerable.
Meetings take place in a warm and caring atmosphere with much shared love and laughter.
Social Committee – Christmas Fair
The Social Committee organises the Christmas Ballot and Parish Fair and is a means by which funds are raised for Holy Family Parish.
Planning takes place throughout the year.
Lectio Divina – Divine Reading – is a traditional monastic practice of scriptural reading, meditation, prayer and contemplation on the Word of God. The group meets every Tuesday morning for an hour and new members are always welcome.
For more information on any of our groups please contact the Parish Office