The Augustinian Youth Ministry takes inspiration from Augustine’s restless search for God as a young man, and the importance of friends on his journey. The Augustinians wish to offer young people opportunities for encounters with Christ through meeting their peers who share their faith; accompanying them on this often restless stage of life in a spirit of friendship and encouraging young people to practise community by serving others.
Catholic groups in London and Hertfordshire
We’ve put together lots of the Catholic groups and organisations that you can get involved with in the Diocese of Westminster – from volunteer work to joining a community. You can use our filter tool below if you’re looking for something in particular. If you’re looking to join a group that meets up regularly, like once a week, then check out What’s On.
What we call “Carmel” is really a way of life in which we try to be aware of the Presence of God in the most ordinary, everyday things. We’re contemplative, but we live out our service in the world. We’re prayerful, but we’re also practical. We were founded 800 years ago on a mountaintop, but we have our feet firmly planted in today’s problems and concerns.
The mission of the Carmelite is to enter, by the total gift of herself, into the saving mission of Christ, who gave himself for us that we might come to a fuller life in God, and who said: Love one another as I have loved you. The Carmelite is one with all people, everywhere, those who believe, those who search and those who do not know that they are searching, and she identifies with all that is great and worthy of humanity’s endeavour.
The primary mission of our community is a wholehearted embracing of Jesus Christ and our Holy Father St. Francis. Through our commitment to prayer and contemplation, the study of Sacred Scripture, and our fidelity to the Church and the Sacraments, our fraternal life, and our generous service to others, especially the poor, we receive nourishment necessary to live out our lives as sons of St. Francis in the Capuchin tradition.
We work to recognise and connect with the aspirations of the young, welcoming them – seeing our youth ministry not as a product, but as an experience of relationship – both within the formal and non-formal educative field. Our vision sees the young as ‘Children of God’ deeply loved by Him, whoever and wherever they are.