****    The Catholic Youth of Peckham Group is open to parishioners aged from 12 years old to 30 years old - Want to join - Speak to one of the priests, the deacon or contact the Parish Office for information.    **    The next Catholic Youth of Peckham Youth Masses will be on Sunday 27th October 2019 at 10.00 a.m. ****

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Catholic Youth of Peckham

The Our Lady of Sorrows Youth Group, also known as the Catholic Youth of Peckham Group (C.Y.P. Group) was formed to encourage the youth of our community to become involved in the diverse and fruitful life of our parish community.

The youth are the future of The Catholic Church and the future of Our Parish, with this in mind, we should endeavour at all times to encourage them through our guidance, support, prayer and example with an outlook which will enable them to achieve their full potential in their ongoing formation within the Catholic Faith Community of Our Lady of Sorrows and beyond.

The C.Y.P. Group is open to all those from the age of 12 years old up to 30 years old. They meet on a regular basis, usually weekly on a Wednesday Evening. They will also come together at other times when planning for a special event or at certain times of the year (e.g. Lent).

At Our Lady of Sorrows, we celebrate a regular Youth Masses which usually takes place about 5-6 times a year, and either at the 10 a.m. Mass or the 12.15 p.m. Mass., sometimes both of the Masses will be the Youth Mass. The C.Y.P. Group will take a prominent and active role within the Mass, as Lectors, etc. They will plan and arrange for this at their weekly meetings.

At times, they will arrange a special event, such as a gathering of the youth, in which the youth of the parish will be invited to attend a certain Mass, usually the 10.00 a.m. Mass on a Sunday. Afterwards, there will a get together in the Marquee for light refreshments which will hopefully foster a sense of community in which to encourage new members to join the C.Y.P. Group.

Certain times of the year, the C.Y.P. Group will be encouraged to take a prominant role in a parish celebration or event. An example of this is the 'Street Reenactment of the Passion of Christ'. They will help with the arrangements for the event or celebration and take on duties and responsibilities, e.g. the lead acting roles within the Passion Reenactment.

The youth of our parish are strongly invited to join the Catholic Youth of Peckham Group, and we hope that the parents of the young members of our parish community will talk, discuss and encourage their children and young adults to join. This sense of the youth coming together will help them to learn more about their faith and offer them a greater sense of community spirit within our parish.

If you are interested in joining the C.Y.P. Group, why not speak to our Parish Spiritual Director, Rev. Fr. Vincent George, CM or the Youth Coordinator, Steven Soluade. Alternatively, you can speak to the Parish Priest, the Parish Deacon or contact the parish office.

You are also warmly invited to come along to one of the C.Y.P. Group meetings which will be advertised on this page or in the weekly newsletter.

A Thought for the Youth:

It's Your Church, Your Parish, Your Community, Your Faith.
You are its future so why not get involved and add to the greater good!


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A parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark.
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