The symbol-rich artwork of the Candle Stand tells the story of God’s infinite love. Designed by a young creative artist, Xavier Javier – Hexham & Newcastle Youth Ministry Team, it has been adopted as the National Symbol for Catholic Youth Ministry in England and Wales, and was blessed by Pope Benedict during his visit to the UK last year. We hope that it will also serve as a beautiful “catechesis in miniature” inspiring reflection and prayer as each dimension of the artwork is considered.
Moving on from Congress 2011, during the rest of this year the Symbol will be visiting every diocese in England and Wales to celebrate our “noble adventure” in Youth Ministry. It will be available to Organisations, Movements and Religious Orders who have a specific purpose to work with young people in each of the dioceses.
Links to Diocesan Youth Services are given in the table below.
NB: The places and dates given here may be subject to change. Please keep checking.
|APRIL||Sunday 3rd – Sunday 10th||NORTHAMPTON|
|Tuesday 12th – Tuesday 19th||BIRMINGHAM|
|TRIDUUM & EASTER WEEK|
|Friday 29th – Friday 6th (May)||PORTSMOUTH / 1 May: Kintbury|
|MAY||Monday 9th – Monday 16th||CLIFTON|
|Wednesday 18th – Wednesday 25th||EAST ANGLIA|
|Friday 27th – Sunday 5th (June)||LIVERPOOL / 27-29: De La Salle Schools|
|JUNE||Sunday 5th – Sunday 12th||HEXHAM & NEWCASTLE|
|Tuesday 14th – Tuesday 21st||LEEDS|
|Thursday 23rd – Thursday 30th||BRENTWOOD / SOUTHWARK|
|JULY||Saturday 2nd – Saturday 9th||BRENTWOOD / SOUTHWARK|
|Monday 11th – Monday 18th||ARUNDEL & BRIGHTON|
|Wednesday 20th – Wednesday 27th||SALFORD|
|AUGUST||Tuesday 30th – Tuesday 6th (Sept)||NOTTINGHAM|
|SEPTEMBER||Thursday 8th – Thursday 15th||LANCASTER|
|Saturday 17th – Saturday 24th||WESTMINSTER|
|Monday 26th – Monday 3rd (Oct)||CARDIFF|
|OCTOBER||Wednesday 5th – Wednesday 12th||MENEVIA|
|Friday 14th – Friday 21st||WREXHAM|
|Sunday 23rd – Sunday 30th||SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO|
|NOVEMBER||Tuesday 1st – Tuesday 8th||HALLAM / MIDDLESBROUGH|
|Thursday 10th – Thursday 17th||HALLAM / MIDDLESBROUGH|
|Friday 18th – Friday 25th||PLYMOUTH|
|Monday 28th – Monday 5th (Dec)||SHREWSBURY|