The YCW have been working to continue our expansion of YCW and IMPACT! groups across the North West and North East and an essential part of this work is finding adult companions to help with the creation of such groups and support the young people to take on the leadership for themselves.
Following efforts in St Bernadette’s Parish in Whitefield, we can now announce that we have successfully trained several new adult companions who have already began the search for young people to join.
This has all been supported by past members in the area who have been advocating for the YCW and encouraged others to get involved in building the movement.
Fr John Marsland, National Chaplain of the YCW in England and Wales, welcomed the new adult companions at last week’s training, saying: “The mission of the YCW is to put the reality of young people at the centre and ensure that the young people themselves realise their God given dignity and leadership abilities.
However, we can’t do this without the amazing support of our adult companions. They act as a sounding board for the young people, giving advice and guidance when necessary and support their journey of faith through many of life’s challenges.
As Joseph Cardijn said: “Everything by the young people, nothing without the Chaplain!” - we still hold true to this and these new adult companions will do a great job delivering on this.”