Young Catholic

Please see below for a selection of national, international and local information. If you have any information about traditional Catholic events, which would be suitable for young adults please e-mail giving a brief description of the nature of the activities involved.

National Events

YCA National Weekend at Douai Abbey, Berks on 20-22nd Oct 2017- with Fr. Lawrence Lew OP., and Canon Poucin ICKSP

Douai Abbey, situated on high ground in the Berkshire countryside overlooking the beautiful Kennet valley towards the distant Hampshire downs, is within easy reach of London, Reading, Oxford and many places of interest. It provides an ideal setting for quiet reflection, retreats and for conferences.

Hospitality has been a special concern of monasteries from the earliest times. St Benedict teaches in the Rule "All guests are to be welcomed as Christ". All rooms are fully en-suite offering accommodation for guests in the Bl Hugh Faringdon , St Alban Roe and the St Benet Biscop buildings.

One of the comments frequently made about Douai is that it offers an environment and atmosphere of peace and serenity, where the cares of daily life can be left behind.

During the weekend of the 20-22 October 2017, Young Catholic Adults will be running a retreat at Douai Abbey, it will be led by Fr. Lawrence Lew O.P., and Canon Poucin ICKSP. The weekend will be full-board. YCA will be running the weekend with the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge of Cambridge who will be holding Gregorian Chant workshops. 

There will also be a Marian Procession, Rosaries, Sung Masses, Confession and socials. All Masses will be celebrated in the Extraordinary form.

Please note to guarantee your place this year Douai Abbey have requested that everyone books in 3 weeks before the start of the weekend i.e. 29 th Sept 2017.


For  YCA online booking please see:-

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International Events


Organisation for the 35th Pilgrimage of Notre Dame de Chretiente (the 24th undertaken by British Chapters) is well underway. 

For more details see:-

Local Events

YCA and Other Local Groups

Cheltenham YCA
The meetings take place on the:-

2nd (rosary) Tuesday's of the month on the 1st floor of the Old Priory at St. Gregory's Church Cheltenham. There are also socials every couple of months.

 Please see for more info.

London Groups

18-35 Group run by Brompton Oratory

Meeting for young adults 18-35 years, which meets on the Thursday nearest the 20th of the month at 8pm at St. Wilfrid's Hall at Brompton Oratory, Brompton Road, London SW7 2RP.
For more information contact Fr. Rupert McHardy at:-
Or telephone 0207 808 0900. For information on how to get to the Oratory click here.

London Juventutem 

Is for folk 18-35 Catholics and non-Catholics equally welcome! Questions: For more details see

Bristol Twenties and Thirties group

For young Catholic adults in the Bristol area, the Twenties and Thirties group meets regularly at the Channings pub on Pembroke Road in Clifton, from 7pm on Sundays and for other spiritual and social events e.g. pub nights, meals, the cinema and prayer meetings. If you'd like more info or to join our mailing list please email