Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Cardinal's photos
Mass and Rite of Reception for Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Archbishop Nichols launches 'You Believe'

On Tuesday 6 November, Archbishop Vincent Nichols inaugurated the Year of Faith for youth and young adults as he launched ‘You Believe’, Westminster Youth Ministry’s series of monthly catechesis. Over 150 people from across the Diocese gathered at St Aloysius, Somers Town as Archbishop Nichols asked the question ‘What is Faith’. Courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need, participants were given a copy of YOUCAT, an abridged version of the Cathechism for young people, which Archbishop Vincent encouraged them to use in reflecting on this question.


The evening was animated by the volunteer missionaries from SPEC, Westminster Youth Ministry’s day and residential retreat centre in Hertfordshire. Amanda Grassi, one of the programme leaders at SPEC, and Rebekah Curran, a second year volunteer from Hemel Hempstead, shared something of their own faith story, with other members of the SPEC community leading the gathering in prayer, music, praise and a reflection on the creed.


The next gathering in the ‘You Believe’ series will be on Tuesday 4 December when Bishop John Arnold will lead us in a reflection on the New Evangelisation. Again, it will be held at St Aloysius, just a few hundred yards from Euston Station and a five minute walk from both Euston Square and Kings Cross. Early in the new year, following an eight month refurbishment programme, a new Centre for Youth Ministry and home for Westminster Youth Ministry will be opened at St Aloysius.
 

Pictures from ‘You Believe’ can be found here.



Latest news
  • 'Vote thoughtfully,' enjoins Cardinal'Vote thoughtfully,' enjoins Cardinal

    Ahead of the General Election on 12th December, Cardinal Vincent asked that the Sunday before the election be a 'day of prayer for our nations'. He enjoined the faithful to 'vote thoughtfully, not out of rancour' and asked that discussions should...

    more
  • Letter from the Cardinal: Safeguarding in the Church today

    The following is the text of the Cardinal's letter to the clergy and people of the diocese on safeguarding. Safeguarding in the Church today In the last twenty years or so, the evil of the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church has ...

    more
  • Look for hidden examples of holiness of life, says Cardinal

    In a homily delivered on the third day of the Plenary Assembly of the Council of Bishops' Conferences of Europe (CCEE) in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Cardinal Vincent said that 'in these days as we seek to identify and appreciate all the signs ...

    more