Youth Catechism (YOUCAT) for All


Why not come along to our YOUCAT Study Group to learn about this rich and excellent resource which is for everyone. The study group meets once per fortnight on a friday evening in the conference room of the parochial house. Every one is welcome to our second meeting on Friday 1st December at 8:00pm. 

Homework: To read Pope Benedict’s Foreword and up to page 28.! If any one needs a copy of YouCat it can be purchased n Veritas Derry or a PDF version can be requested from Fr SeaO’Donnell by emailing him at
In these 2 paragraphs from the foreword written by  Pope Benedict XVI he says …………………………….

In the World Youth Days since the introduction of the Catechism of the Catholic Church—Rome, Toronto, Cologne, Sydney— young people from all over the world have come together, young people who want to believe, who are seeking God, who love Christ, and who want fellowship on their journey. In this context the question arose: Should we not attempt to translate the Catechism of the Catholic Church into the language of young people? Should we not bring its great riches into the world of today’s youth?  Of course, there are many differences even among the youth of today’s world. And so now, under the capable direction of the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, YOUCAT has been produced for young people. I hope that many young people will let themselves be fascinated by this book.

Many people say to me: The youth of today are not interested in this. I disagree, and I am certain that I am right. The youth of today are not as superficial as some think. They want to know what life is really all about. A detective story is exciting because it draws us into the destiny of other men, a destiny that could be ours. This book is exciting because it speaks of our own destiny and so deeply engages every one of us.

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