The Pastoral Group members are Frances Sibert (Lead), Deborah Poole, Joanne Preston, Mark Bainbridge.
Our Lady's Bishop Eton is our parish primary school (Reception to year 6) promoting, within a Catholic atmosphere, all the knowledge, skills and qualities which will enable our children to develop fully as individuals and become caring members of society and the Church. It is a feeder school for St. Julie's High School for girls (428 6421) and St Francis Xavier College for boys (228 1000).
The Parish has close ties with Carleton House - a co-ed Catholic Preparatory School for children aged 3 to 11. The school aims to nurture the development of the whole child, academically, spiritually and in the sporting and cultural aspects of their lives
The group was formed after the October 2015 Parish Awakening Event with the first meeting taking place in January 2016.
We meet together on the first Friday of the month at the Fisher More Hall, Bishop Eton and the third Friday of the month in St Mary's Parish Hall.
The group enables young people between the ages of ten and eighteen to learn about the world and feel as though they can make a difference.
As one member said
"I like J&P because it’s lots of fun and we make new friends all the time. We do fun games, we do God topics, like refugee bags, when we put things in a bag and gave them to refugee children. I love J&P because we get to help people!"
We welcome anyone, from any parish, or none.
We are happy to welcome young leaders from 16 onwards (good for Duke of Edinburgh, UCAS form etc!) who want to support our group.
We work with many different charities and organisations and participate in a variety of activities.
So far the group has heard talks on
- Parish Groups (eg SVP, One World Group)
- The Red Cross
- Dementia awareness
- First Aid
- Asylum Link.
We have collected items to
- Hold table sales for Project Zimbabwe
- Make Refugee welcome packs
- Make up Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child
Our social events have included
- trips to the theatre
- trampoline parks.
There have also been spiritual events such as a one day retreat.
If you are interested in joining the group
The Young Adult Group was formed in February 2013.
The Young Adult Group is for 18-35 year olds – and aims to encourage young adults to grow spiritually and personally. It also aims to enable young adults to come together to learn about and share their faith.
The group meets fortnightly on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall at Bishop Eton. Details of dates are published in the parish bulletins, BE Alive magazine and on the parish website.
Many sessions comprises a period of spiritual reflection, prayer and discussion. Refreshments may be provided mid way through the evening or the meeting may be followed by a social event (e.g. meal, drink, bowling, coffee etc).
Spiritual time can include: Group Mass, Lectio Divina (scripture reading), recitation of rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, praise and worship music, watching DVDs on Catholicism and issues of faith, group discussion.
Day/ weekend retreats and pilgrimages are also organised.
Since December 2016, members of the Young Adult Group along with members of Hope Cath Soc,the University Cath Soc have been taking part in missions to help the homeless.
Youth ministry calls young adults to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today, rooted in the living tradition of our Church.
The group also hopes to enable young adults to participate more fully in the life of the Parish Community whilst recognising the intrinsic value of youth and all that is has to offer to the Church.
New members are most welcome!
For more information please contact
on Twitter Follow @RYMGB
or visit our web-pages - Youth Ministry (London Province of the Redemptorists).
RYMFC were formed in the spring of 2015 as a sporting branch of the Redemptorist Youth Ministry young adult prayer group. The club have gone from playing parks football to participating in the FA Merseyside Christian League on Saturday mornings. The squad of about 25 players, with an age range from mid-teens to mid-forties, also train once a week. In a spirit of friendship and collegiality, RYMFC have visited Oscott College, Leicestershire and the Lake District for tour matches, with the promise of more to come.