We are a resident team of young people ministering to other young people through retreats, missions, pilgrimages, events and formation. Our team is made up of young people aged 18-25 who live in community at Lowe House, St Helens.
The team consists of our Director, Fr. Simon Gore, our paid Leadership team and our gap-year Volunteers.
‘The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.’ Pope Benedict XVI
Day retreats at Lowe House| For up to 50.
Mission days/weeks | In schools & parishes.
Day retreats for Year 6 children |On the choice of themes: new beginnings, community, gifts and talents, social justice and faith in action.
The Faith in Action Award | Resourced and administered by our team.
Lourdes youth pilgrimage | Led and organised by our team.
Called by Name| Offering the archdiocesan confirmation programme.
Called is our official confirmation programme, which is structured into four separate stages. It gives year 8’s an integrated experience of preparing for confirmation in school before connecting with their parish community to receive the sacrament.
The Faith in Action Award rewards young people's active service to others in their local and wider community. Young people accrue credits of service and reflect on that service in the context of the teachings of the Catholic Church throughout their award journey.
This pilgrimage is an amazing opportunity to serve others, to make pilgrimage to a beautiful shrine and to make friends! To join us next summer, apply now.
Each year, around 500 young people make the annual trip to Lourdes with the Archdiocese Youth Pilgrimage. The pilgrimage has been running for over 35 years and coaches from across the Archdiocese take part.
While in Lourdes, the youth take part in an array of things. We pray together, work together, eat together, sing together, laugh together and come away with some of the best friendships and memories that we will treasure for life.
Is this your first time of wanting to go? Here’s some information about the coaches and where they are based.
Are you 18+ and looking for a slightly different experience? The St Bernadette Team role includes:
Want to do a gap-year with us? We would love to hear from you! Just get in touch.