Young people have always been important for our Mission. In 1987, however, the Redemptorists identified young people a priority ministry as we believe that their experience, hopes, and challenges must be at the very heart of the church. Since then, the Irish Redemptorists and Co-workers have drawn on resources both nationally and internationally to become one of the biggest providers of youth ministry in Ireland. Each year, over 10,000 young people take part in Redemptorist ministries, workshops and events.
The aims of Redemptorist youth ministry is summed up in our mission statement.
Inspired by Jesus Christ, we engage with young people in exploring faith and life issues, and journey with them in discovering their worth, and their potential to live life in service of others.
Taking Jesus as a model, we seek to meet young people where they are, journey with them into young adulthood, help them to discover their giftedness and offer opportunities for them to put their gifts at the service of others. Redemptorist Youth Ministry is not a single programme but a dynamic process that helps young people to articulate and integrate their faith and life commitments.
Redemptorist Youth Ministry takes place in three dedicated centres in Clonard (Belfast), Esker (Galway) and Scala (Cork), through school ministry in St. Clement’s College (Limerick), the Youth Ministry Studies Programme (YMSP), Faceup Magazine and in our parishes. In the sidebar you can find further information on our youth ministry and links to our affiliated ministries and partner organisation SERVE.