We are SYMT, the Shrewsbury Youth Mission Team, It is our vision to encourage, engage 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!
It is our mission as the Shrewsbury Youth Mission Team, SYMT, to encourage, engage and equip young people, and youth leaders, to bring them closer to Jesus Christ and His Church.
Pope Francis 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, engage and equip young people, and youth leaders, here in this wonderful Diocese and to work alongside Bishop Mark and his vision for us.
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.
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 […]Read more
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, […]Read more
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), but his lived his whole life as a witness to God’s love in the world. Karol J Wojtyla (Pope St John Paul II’s baptismal name) […]Read more