About the event
We believe that once we have established a relationship with Christ, it is important to plant our personal experiences within the rich ground of the Bible, Church and Sacraments. We believe that in coming to know and experience these things with our fellow young Catholics, we can all grow phenomenally in our spiritual maturity.
To support this stage of spiritual development we have crafted the Resonate evening.
What is Resonate?
Resonate is Westminster Youth Ministry’s primary in-house event for young adult Catholics, aged 18-35.
The focus of the evening is community and faith exploration. Hosted at the home of our ministry, the evening begins with a shared meal. This gives a great opportunity to meet those you don’t know and, if you’ve been to ECHO, it is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with those you developed a friendship with there!
When it comes to faith exploration we have two main focuses: exploring the teachings of the Church and continuing to develop our personal relationship with Christ. To work towards the first aim, we have a talk and discussion that focuses upon living out our Catholic faith.
To support one another in the second aim we always make time for various forms of prayer at the end of the evening. Through communal prayer, the friendships developed grow stronger still.
Why ground ourselves in the Bible, Church and Sacraments?
The beauty of these three sources is that they provide objective, Catholic truths that can enrich our faith journey in time-tested ways. The divinely inspired wisdom we find here is a treasure trove of spiritual practices and applications that help us to grow in virtue and knowledge of God. There are no greater examples of this than the saints. Their lives witness the success of this manner of spiritual growth over any other and it is for that reason we replicate it here.
Why do this with others?
The beauty of Catholicism is that it is both a personal and communal faith. We are called into a personal relationship with Jesus, but this drives us to have a responsibility and need to give and receive support from our sisters and brothers in Christ. When Jesus sent out the disciples on mission, he did so in groups of two. He did this so that they might support one another in their joys and challenges. It is our hope that Resonate can be that opportunity for support and care within the wider Catholic community outside your parish.