The Birmingham Catholic Youth Service is the Diocesan agency that supports parishes in creating provision for their young people. The Area Youth Officers are happy to meet with you and discuss areas where they can help you to engage with your young people, to look at recruitment strategies, training for volunteers, support and resources. The BCYS also organises a variety of local and Diocesan events for young people to take part in. For details on how to make contact please see www.bcys.co.uk As part of an ongoing process the structure of youth services is being reviewed under a new Youth Service Board (YSB).
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
Pope Benedict has called young people from the world to join him in Rio in July 2013 for World Youth Day
50 young people from our Archdiocese will be travelling to Rio to join a 3 day mission project and will then join the Pope to celebrate World Youth Day.
As some of you may be have been aware the organising committee are working on a few fundraising initiatives to help reduce the overall cost of our WYD pilgrimage to Rio for all pilgrims.
So a group of 14 people including Priests, Organising Committee members, previous WYD pilgrims and seminarians completed the Birmingham half marathon on October 21st. It wasn’t easy completing the 13.1 mile course but was worth it knowing that with your support we were assisting our young people to be part of this fantastic pilgrimage.
We still need your support, however, in raising as much as we possibly can in sponsorship so we can achieve our target of £20,000.
We have set up a donation page at:
http://mydonate.bt.com/events/runforrio/90588 or alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to BCYS to Don Bosco House, Coventry Road, Coleshill B46 3EA.
Please help us in raising this money which will be evenly split between all pilgrims. Publicise our page wherever you can and please look at diocesan WYD pilgrimage site in the coming days for more information.