Who we are

We are SYMT, the Shrewsbury Youth Mission Team, It is our vision to encourage, empower and equip the young people, and youth leaders of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

We continually plan an exciting calendar of events, from regional evenings of music and games, to larger national events like Lourdes, Flame and World Youth Day. This is as well as providing on the ground support of Confirmation Retreat Days, Youth Leaders Training Courses, workshops and training within Schools and much much more! Know we are always praying for you!



OUR MISSION

It is our mission as the Shrewsbury Youth Mission Team, SYMT, to encourage, empower and equip young people, and youth leaders, to bring them closer to Jesus Christ and His Church.

In his letter to mark the beginning of preparations for the Youth Synod being held in Oct 2018, the Pope said this about young people; “I want you to be the centre of attention, because you are in my heart.” In this spirit, we too here in Shrewsbury want young people to be the centre of attention, to draw them closer to Jesus through loving them just like He does. This is the charge entrusted to us as the new Youth Mission Team. We have been established, as a result of Our Mission Together, to encourage, empower and equip young people, and youth leaders, here in this wonderful Diocese and to work alongside Bishop Mark and his vision for us.


OUR LOGO

At the centre of our logo as SYMT is the “broken cross” that is most commonly associated with Saint Pope John Paul II. He carried a Papal staff, known as the Papal ferula which depicted this image. For us, as SYMT we wanted to include this cross in reference to Saint Pope John Paul II, one of our Patron Saints, who had a great devotion to young people. It was him who initiated the first World Youth Day in 1985. His motto was Totus Tuus which is Latin for Totally Yours, this is true for us as the Youth Mission Team. We strive to keep Jesus at the centre of our Ministry and to bring young people to Christ.


OUR PATRON SAINTS


ST THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX

St Thérèse of Lisiuex was a remarkable young woman who had such faith in God that her writings have helped form the teachings of the Catholic Church. Even though she died at the age of 24, she is known as a Doctor of the Church. Thérèse Martin was born in Alençon, France on 2nd January […]

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BLESSED GIORGIO FRASSSTI

Blessed Pier Giorgio is a great inspiration for Catholics, especially young people. His short life was lived in service for others and can teach us much about living in the world while living for God. Pier Giorgio Frassati was born on April 6th 1901 in Turin, Italy. His parents were well known in the town, […]

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POPE ST JOHN PAUL II

Pope St John Paul II gives us an incredible example of faith in God. Many people remember Pope St John Paul II for his incredible pontificate (his time as Pope), when he met more people than any pope before him, but he lead his whole life as a witness to God’s love in the world. […]

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