About Living Youth

Our Vision

A diocese in which children, young people and young adults love God, live their faith and serve others.

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Our Mission

Living Youth will work collaboratively enabling children, young people and young adults to experience the love of God and inspiring them to engage in the life and mission of the Catholic Church.

History

Youthcom - Down and Connor Youth Commission established by

Bishop Walsh in 1993.

Living Youth - Down and Connor Youth Commission established by

Bishop Treanor in 2012.

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Our Values

Reflecting the teaching of the Gospel and to enable co-responsibility for the development of faith in the youth of the Diocese. Living Youth will provide our services in accordance with these values:​


Hope

Mercy

Commitment

Transparency

Love

Compassion

Integrity

Accountability

Trust

Justice

Respect

Reconciliation

Our Context

Central to Living Youth is the Catholic faith that commits us to:

  • inviting young people to follow Jesus;

  • recognising the unique gifts of each young person;

  • integrating and applying Catholic values and faith to daily life;

  • developing a culture of co-responsibility for youth ministry;

  • supporting the spiritual, personal and social development of young people;

  • providing developmental faith-based programmes for children, young people & young adults;

  • coordinating the participation of young people aged 11-25yrs old in diocesan, regional, national and international events;

  • developing trained committed faith leaders;

  • collaborating with other youth organisations and schools;

  • developing strategic partnerships;

  • ensuring integrity and accountability in all aspects of our work.

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