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Each autumn Animate Youth Ministries welcome their new Gap Year Team members. Read on as the four new faces for 2017/18 make their introductions:


My name is: Molly

From: St Wilfrid's parish, Widnes

Favourite piece of Scripture: John 15:12-13 – ‘My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.’ This is my favourite piece of scripture as it teaches a good life lesson which I like to remember in my day-to-day life that you should always treat others with love and respect.

An interesting fact about me: I have been performing in theatre shows with my local theatre company since I was 10 years old and have done around 20 shows with them since I joined.

I joined the Animate team because: I saw the team in 2012 when they came into my high school to do a mission week and I thoroughly enjoyed myself and it inspired me to apply for the job once I had finished my studies.


My name is: Jacob

From: St Dunstan’s parish, Woking, Surrey, in the diocese of Arundel and Brighton

Favourite piece of scripture: John 16:33 – ‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’

An interesting fact about me: I know every word of the New Zealand Rugby Haka in Maori.

I joined the Animate team because: I have seen that young people do care about their own faith – not the faith their parents may have instilled in them as youngsters, but developing and thinking about their own spirituality. I want to help young people’s Catholic faith grow and hopefully be a role model in positively promoting the Catholic Church.


My name is: Ciara

From: St Mary and St John's parish, Wigan

Favourite piece of scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:10 – ‘That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.’

An interesting fact about me: I play bass guitar in an indie punk band.

I joined the Animate team because: The Animate team has helped me take an active interest in discovering my own faith and I hope I can encourage other young people to do the same.

My name is: Tom

From: St Albert’s parish, Knowsley

Favourite piece of scripture: Psalm 23

An interesting fact about me: I can quote Star Wars verbatim.

I joined the Animate team because: I like being part of a team.

Please keep the Animate Team in your prayers as they begin their work across the Archdiocese and beyond.


Dates for the diary:

10 October – Romero: The Play

Starts at 7.30pm at St Wilfred’s Pastoral Centre, Mayfield Avenue, Widnes, WA8 8PR.

Tickets available from Animate Youth Ministries: 01744 740 461 or admin@animateyouth.co.uk – price £7.50 or £5 for year 11 and under. For more information, go to www.animateyouth.org.


7 November – Lourdes Application Forms

Lourdes 2018 Application forms will be available at 9am on 7 November from the Downloads page at www.animateyouth.org.

Welcome to Animate 2017/18

Animate Youth Ministries welcome their new Gap Year Team members