Youth groups in the Parish:
Sunday PM is a young people’s discussion group for people in secondary school that meets on Sunday evening (that explains the name!) The evening centers around a discussion of a bible passage or theme about being a follower of Jesus, and we also have a meal together and usually do a crazy game or challenge.
It doesn’t matter whether you have been a christian for years or are just interested, this is a group to help you take things deeper.
Sunday PM is on Philippians this term and kicks off on September 11th 2016. See you there!
– A youth club event for children from 4th-6th class in national school. With loads of games and challenges, cooking and sports activities. In the middle of the evening we also have a short talk. It doesn’t matter whether you go to our church, another church or none at all, all are welcome to come and join in a great night! All the leaders are garda-vetted and child protection trained to deliver a fantastic night in a safe, positive space.
Meeting from 7-9 pm, The 2016-17 Dates are: Sep 23rd, Oct 14th, Nov 11th, Dec 2nd, Jan 13th, Feb 10th, Mar 10th, Apr 7th, May 12th. Come along and bring friends too!
– a teenage youth cafe and hang out space, featuring a music and chill out room, pool, table tennis and other activities for young people of secondary school age. We have a short talk in the centre of the evening looking at God and Life. Always a good night, hope to see you there.
Meeting from 7.30-9.30, Glow MAX is on Sep 30th, Nov 25th, Dec 9th, Jan 27th, Feb 24th, Mar 24 and May 26th. ALL Welcome.
In Oct 29th-31st, Glow MAX young people are also invited to ‘Anois’- a 3 day youth event in Westmeath, with info here: http://ciyd.org/events/anois-2016-2/
In April 19th-22nd 2017 Sunday PM, 6th class Glow and Glow MAX are all invited to our own Annual youth trip with info to come through the year.
Carrigrohane Union Youth Trip
The Carrigrohane Youth Trip is where we bring the young people (in 6th class national school and those in secondary school) on a weekend trip and participate in fun activities and come together to talk about how God connects with our everyday lives in morning and evening sessions. Whether you call yourself a christian or not or whether you feel like God is an important part of your life or not doesn’t matter – you’re very welcome and will have a great time!!
In 2017 we looked at ‘6 Objects’. Using unusual objects like a sparkler, a rotten banana, a shepherds staff, a nappy, a crown of thorns, and a deodorant can – we tell the big story of God and why it matters for us today. In the past we’ve had a look on the book of Genesis and the beginning of the Bible with the ‘Garden of Eden’ and another series on ‘Noah’. We’ve also looked at the story of ‘Jonah’, and at the ‘Prodigal’s Son’ and how those stories can apply to our everyday lives.
On the activity side of things, we do loads! Including a beach trip, a ‘Fancy Dress Dinner’, loads of sports, Sumo Suits, group activities and loads of time to chill.
Need a place to hang out with your mates in the holidays? This summer the cafe opens for an afternoon on Fri 28th July 2017.