CAST is a dynamic and energetic ministry offering school retreat programmes and parish youth days that address relevant faith and social issues, and demonstrate the relevance of the Gospel for today’s youth.
CAST also serves parishes, youth groups, prayer groups, youth leaders and others through teaching and training seminars. God’s character, relationships, sexuality, identity, values and beliefs, prayer, youth culture, evangelism in post-modern society, developing gifts, leadership skills, and tools for ministry are some of the topics offered for seminars with CAST.
As part of their commitment to training and equipping leaders for the Church, CAST offers emulate, a yearlong foundational course, which aims to produce effective Christians who are prepared for ministry.
Contact: Niall McNally, CAST Ministries, Unit 67, C.I.D.O. Business Complex, Carn Drive, Portadown, Craigavon, BT63 5WH.
Tel: 028 3839 2253. Mobile: 0797 3253 058. Fax: 028 3839 3760. E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.castministries.com
CATHOLIC GUIDES OF IRELAND – NORTHERN REGION
Headquarters: St. Frances De Sales, Beechmount Drive, Belfast BT12 7LU.
Tel/Fax: 028 9031 3639.
Commissioner: Miss Philomena McKeever
Deputy Commissioner: Miss Mandy Bradley
Secretary: Miss Emer Johnston
Treasurer: Miss Philomena Dawson
SCOUTING IRELAND – DOWN & CONNOR SCOUT COUNTY
228 Antrim Road, Belfast, BT15 2AN.
Chairperson: Joe Kavanagh.
Commissioner: Paul Browne.
Secretary: Jerome Dawson. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Sarah Taggart. Chaplain: Fr Thomas McGlynn.
’Choice’ takes place in Drumalis and is for young single adults (ie those who have not been married) between the ages of 20-45 who want to learn more about God and about living in relationship with family, friends and Church. A ‘Choice’ weekend seeks to give a sense of belonging, meaning and purpose to life. There is an ongoing Programme of Spiritual and Social events for those who have done a “Choice” weekend, organised by the Choice Team. For further information contact Drumalis.
DE LA SALLE PASTORAL CENTRE
This centre provides retreats and personal development programmes for Primary, Post-primary, Third level students and Parish groups on a day or evening basis. For further information contact Margaret McClory, De La Salle Pastoral Centre, ‘Glanaulin’, 141 Glen Road, Belfast, BT11 8BP.
Tel: 028 9050 1932. Email: email@example.com
This is a programme in which young people come together to explore the meaning of their faith and develop friendship with others. It is for those over the age of 17. It begins with a residential weekend and for those who wish, continues with a number of meetings in which participants support one another, pray together and deepen their faith.
Belfast Search Group, St Louis House, 91a Hillhead Crescent, Stewartstown Road, Belfast BT11 9FW.
Tel: 028 9061 8889. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coleraine Search Group, St Malachy’s Parish Centre, Coleraine. Supported by the Triangle Parishes Project (TPP). For further details contact Oonagh McAlister. Tel: 07711707365.
Youth 2000 is an international initiative of young people (16-35 years old) committed to living and spreading their Catholic faith. Our prayer meetings include quiet prayer, music and teaching – tea and craic afterwards.
Meetings in Diocese
Belfast – Venue: Lys Marie Convent, Rossmore Drive, Ormeau Road.
Time: 8.15-9.15pm (Wednesdays). Contact Lana (Tel: 07929095820).
Queen’s University Belfast – Venue: Catholic Chaplaincy, Elmwood Avenue, 5-6pm (Thursdays). Contact Gretta (Tel: 07857351713) Website: www.youth2000.ie
YOUTH MINISTRY TEAM – CLONARD
The Youth Ministry Team at Clonard in Belfast – works in partnership with the Redemptorist community to create a centre of outreach and welcome, of faith and wisdom, where young people can find the freedom to discover the plentiful redemption of Jesus. We create an environment that will attract and reach out to those who feel alienated from belief or from the church. We offer retreats to post-primary schools and parish youth missions. Every so often it’s important to take time out and see how we are doing in life. School retreats and parish missions provide a unique opportunity for young people to do this. We also offer an outreach programme to teenagers.
For further information about our work or to book a School Retreat or Parish Youth missions Contact: Brendan Dineen, Youth Ministry Coordinator, Clonard Monastery, 1 Clonard Gardens, Belfast, BT13 2RL Tel: 004428 90445960
Fax: 004428 90445988 Email: youthministry@cIonard.com