Mallow Parish Youth ministry project is funded by the parish of Mallow, with a particular emphasis on faith development. Faith formation is a constant and concerted pastoral activity of the whole Christian community. The parish youth ministry project supports the development of young people’s faith and how young people express their spirituality.
The Pope John Paul II Awards
The 3rd annual Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony was held in Mallow Community Youth Centre on 21st Oct 2015. 130 young people from the diocese and neighbouring diocese received the award.
It was a great achievement for the young people, their families, their schools and local parishes, St Mary’s Secondary School Mallow, The Patrician Academy Mallow, St Mary’s High School Midleton, St Colman’s Community College Midleton, St Aloysius College Carrigtwohill, Colaiste Mhuire Buttevant, Presentation Secondary School Mitchelstown and Sacred Heart School Clonakilty.
Guest speaker on the night was Elma Walsh, mother of the late Donal Walsh. Donal was a young Kerry teenager who touched the lives of so many people through his writings and subsequent appearance on the Brendan O’Connor’s ‘The Saturday Night Show’. Donal fund raised tirelessly while battling Cancer has now had the Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation set up by his family primarily in order to promote his anti-suicide #Livelife message. Elma touched the hearts of all the people present on the night both young and old.
The Youth Choir worked very hard preparing for an exam Mass and their commitment is to be commended. The young people’s involvement really enhanced the Mass and going forward we would love to continue this work. The choir meet on Tuesday’s from 5.30 – 6.30pm in the Youth cafe in Mallow Community Youth Centre.
St. Aloysius – Summer Faith Camp, for Boys and Girls (6-12 yrs) was a camp with a twist! It was an opportunity for kids to develop confidence and character, and to know and experience the love of God through Sports, Arts & Crafts, Music, Dance, Drama, and Prayer & Catechesis. The Faith camp is taking place again this year from the 5th – 8th July 2016. For further information contact Bernadette, Mallow Parish Youth Ministry on 086 8031126. A great week’s fun guaranteed.