“Be strong and courageous! For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9 NLT)
CELEBRATE is a Catholic Charismatic conference for all, young and old, open to individuals and families alike. We hope that the weekend will help you find fresh inspiration and renewal in your faith in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Thanks to all those who attended this year's conference; you can see photos from the weekend below.
We hope to see you again next year.
Watch this space for more details in the future.
Who Were our 2018 Speakers?
David is an extraordinary communicator and a great friend of Celebrate. He is known for his ability to present deep truths of faith in a very human context. A leader of adult catechesis in Plymouth Diocese for 16 years, his current role is to assist schools in their contribution to the New Evangelisation. David is also the author of two books, The Reluctant Disciple and The Grateful Disciple.
Rónán is a writer of soundtrack for Film, TV and Theatre, a multi-platinum selling producer, an author, an international speaker, a TV and radio host and band leader of musical collective, Emmaus. His work has been performed all over the world and translated into many languages. The way in which Ronán shares his personal faith journey brings us all to a new understanding of how the Lord can and does work in our own lives.
Catherine is the Director of the Youth Mission Team within the Diocese of Shrewsbury. This role was newly created in September 2017 and she made the move from her native Archdiocese of Birmingham to work in Birkenhead.
Catherine is recently married (June 9th) to her husband James, from County Fermanagh in Ireland who also works in Youth Ministry. Her career in ministry began as part of the Soli House gap year team in 2005, which led to a deep love for working with young people and for the Church. After university she was guided back to Soli to implement and co-ordinate an Outreach programme for Diocesan Secondary Schools. It was from then that her passion, drive and talent for leading worship flourished. Catherine has a heart for the beautiful, from worship music to all things design, particularly social media and marketing, but singing is her biggest joy.
Children and Youth Streams
For older children and young people we have streams led by enthusiastic young adults experienced in working alongside this age group and are familiar with the issues they live with.
Crèche for children under reception age
Little Fishes- Reception, Year 1 & 2 aged children
Living Waters- Years 3, 4 & 5 aged children
Chosen- Years 6, 7, 8 & 9 aged young adults
Revelation- Years 10, 11, 12 & 13 aged young adults
At the closing Mass the streams will lead the conference in helping us all to reflect on the readings and they will lead us in prayer and worship. Parents can relax, knowing that their children will be enjoying their streams.
Children in the crèche must be accompanied at all times.