There is a great network of young adults in the Diocese who would love to connect young Catholics aged between 18-35. There are various parish young adults groups and there are also other informal groups of young adults that gather for regular prayer, praise and worship, tramping and social meet ups. There is also a young adults overnight retreat each year organised by either the Catholic Youth Team or one of our Parish Young Adults groups.
No matter your background or where you are on your faith journey, our young adults are really welcoming and would love to have you make contact.
Cathedral Parish Young Adults meet together after the 4.30pm Mass at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral. They meet weekly and have socials on the first and third Sunday of the month, going out to different places around town. On the second and fourth Sunday of the month, they meet to do more faith based activities.
The Christchurch West Young Adults group meet at 7pm fortnightly on a Tuesday evening at Kolbe House, 5 Rountree St, Ilam.
The Tuesday evenings offer a variety of sessions but often like to break open topics and discuss it amongst the group, with the opportunity to draw wisdom from the priest present.
Please email Fr Michael for more information.
Christchurch South Parish Young Adults meet weekly on Monday nights at the 6pm with Mass at Sacred Heart, Addington.
Mass is often followed by a Rosary with a time of Adoration and Confession. After this, the young adults gather together in the parish hall for a session and dinner.
Please email Fr Ben for more information.
Christchurch East Parish Young Adults gather fortnightly on Saturday evenings at 7pm at St. Anne’s Church Hall, 739 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch 8023.
The Young Adults often come together for bible studies, but also for events throughout the year including praise and worship nights. They also bring together other older youth and young adults to play together in sports teams!
The University of Canterbury Catholic Society have regular meet ups including movie nights, bible studies, lunchtime get togethers barbeques and much more. They also like to go on outdoor pursuits. Generally, the meeting location is 5 Rountree St. Ilam.
Click here to visit their Facebook page to get connected and stay updated.