Youth 2000
Pilgrim Bureau
Friday Market Place 
Walsingham
Norfolk 
NR22 6EG 

07585 039442

info@youth2000.org
 

 

Charity No. 1000371

Stories

'Youth 2000 has connected me to some of the most amazing people in my life and continually drawn me deeper into my love for Jesus in the Eucharist. Seeing people's faces light up as they start to become aware of this great Hope we have in Christ, and slowly seeing everything start to change for them...that's pretty exciting.'
Martha, Midwifery Student

'Youth 2000 has given me a network of friends who are kind and strive for authentic relationship. This has been a great support during lots of change in my life, meeting young people who have a real thirst for their faith and who are making really radical choices in their lives in order to serve Jesus better.' 
Catherine Horsnall

"Youth 2000 showed me that there was another way to live my life, that I didn't have to settle for mediocrity, and that that I can live in complete fullness every minute of the day. We have a relationship with the LIVING God, the one who put me and this whole world into existence humbles himself to have a chat with me?! That can never not be exciting." 
Daisy Vanderputt

"What excites me about my faith is the knowledge that Jesus die for me, he chose me and invites me to be a part of a truly special family. Youth 2000 has given me the chance to meet people the same age as me who believe the same as I do and that I'm not alone in it."
Emma Thoy

"When I see strangers having the courage to be vulnerable with one another. That through relationship with Christ, I can discover who I am and what I can contribute to the world.
I have received profound guidance from the priests when I've been to confession, who have given me great courage and consolation. The Adoration tent provides a safe place for me to be vulnerable and I still remember Jesus' words to me the first time I came. The witness of so many other men and women has also given me the perseverance to keep reaching for God. The Richmond Youth 2000 prayer group is also really great as a consistent place to go back to each week, where I can exhale and ask Jesus's advice for my next step forward - into the unknown that only He knows."
Mary Desbruslais

"Everything is possible for our God and He actually WANTS to listen and guide us!!! There is always hope in every situation, He has already won the victory. His limitlessness never fails to surprise me.
I’ve met so many people full of Joy and on fire with their faith, this has really inspired me.
Youth 2000 helped me discover that a personal relationship with Jesus, our living God, is possible……absolute game changer!!"
Joe Barron Snowdon - Medical Student 

"I love hearing about other people's journeys, hearing about them coming to know God's seriously awesome love for them. Through Youth 2000 I have been able to meet so many people seeking God and hear the amazing and unique stories of His goodness. It is through these people that the Lord has given me so much grace for my own journey to Him."
Tom Lawes

"When I see friends encounter God in the blessed Sacrament for the first time & they can't explain or put into words what happened, that moves me."
Nicky Lynas

"My Faith gives answers to the most important questions in life in a way nobody/nothing else can; showing there really is beauty, goodness and justice to be found in the world and in all hearts.
Youth 2000 has been like a gust of fresh air into my spiritual life. In the retreats I've learned to approach Christ with a rejuvenated heart and I always find it humbling and edifying encountering so many young people who love God each with their own different charismas and having come from so many different paths in life."
Sinan Khadhouri 

"My faith excites me by making me feel emotions and connections with God that I didn’t even know were possible. When I am pushed to my absolute limit and I don't feel like there is any point carrying on, God works wonders in me and he always leads me back home. It is exciting to put my trust in my faith and my God.

Youth 2000 has enabled me to talk about my faith between my peers. I have met so many people through youth 2000, who will be friends for life. Friends who encourage your faith and a relationship with jesus are the best kind of friends to keep.

More importantly however, Youth 2000 has made me appreciate the absolutely phenomenal sacrament of confession. The healing services at youth 2000 retreats are stunning and they will do wonders to your soul and your relationship with our lord."

Jacinta Peachey

"Through youth 2000 and discovering Gods will for me in my life I found my vocation and met my husband. I couldn't have asked for more."
Hermione Thomas 

"It was through Youth 2000 events that God chose to reveal his personal love for me. I can't really describe the impact this has had, but it runs very very deep and wide. Through experiences at Youth 2000 I also discerned my call to full time music ministry."
Edwin Fawcett - Musician

"What moves me at youth 2000 is the sheer amount of people willing to give there lives to Jesus Christ. Youth 2000 has impacted my life, by bringing me closer to my friends and closer to God at the same time. Through praise and worship it has created a bond in my life which cannot be broken."

Youth 2000 has brought me back home. All I know is that my family expanded and I'm having a great time! It's kind of like living life in technicolour. :) 
Babs

Youth2000 encouraged me to be bold in my faith, to love deeper. This has primarily been through their amazing focus on the Eucharist and adoration (along with confession!). Long summer nights spent in the throne room with Jesus really made me fall in love with him in a new way.

"I am moved by beauty. Beauty in the connection I have with family, friends and strangers. And by the greatest beauty which is the love of God, pure and transparent, not because of anything I posses but because of how he chooses to look at me."
Charlene Ogu

Youth 2000 is amazing for trusting young people to lead, it was my first real place of responsibility and it gave me that in the context of the faith and my friends, which just gave me a real heart and passion for the church. It also surrounded me with people who were seeking and sharing answers and that was indispensable for me as I was growing up, reason and faith together. Without it and the mentors and friend it gave me, I don’t think I would still be Catholic.

I am blessed to know that I am not alone in this. I know that not enough young people realize that there's a whole network, a family, out here, Young and Alive;- ready to run this race together and grow with each other in holiness… But thanks be to God I’ve experienced this. And it moves me, every time, to see it, to be in it. It’s the most exciting thing about my faith as a young person living in this time: The freedom and willingness to get together with my fellow age-mates, people with hearts on fire burning for our Saviour, to get to know Him more, to learn to love Him more, and to ask those difficult or unspoken questions and talk about our faith; sharing our journeys openly in a comfortable and safe space. 
And that’s the special key to Y2K Walsingham; the moment when you step in that big top tent, on your first day, and see the hundreds of other young people gathered around Him, plugged in;- connected, with arms wide open to Him and to each other. That was my first step, First Real Moment, to know that, I am not alone in this, that I am trusting in Him and in my brothers and sisters, that something is gonna happen here, that everything is about to change.
Cynthia Nebo

Youth 2000 helped me to claim the faith as my own, and not my parents. I’ve been able to meet Christ in the people around me, and have formed some beautiful friendships that have really formed me over the last few years. I also encountered worship in a deep way for the first time, and discovered this desire to worship, which has really impacted my life. Most importantly, I was able to have real encounters with Christ in the sacraments, especially in the Eucharist and in confession, which helped me to discover who I am as a daughter of Christ.

"What moves me? Knowing that God is already doing great things! Then, comes the sudden realisation that, that's not even it! We have not fully comprehended and seen the 'Big Picture'. It's exciting to know that God has a purpose for me, that He is going to use this faith I have, to build His kingdom here on Earth, just so that His children may have a taste of what our citizenship in heaven is going to be like. Youth 2000 was a vessel for this great commission! It was the time I finally gave my consent to God, answered His call and gave my Yes! My life has never been the same. It's truly been a roller coaster journey.... where the only way, is up!" - Ariana Albrecht

Youth 2000 has been instrumental to plugging me into a vast network of devout Catholics. A community that continually aspires to place Jesus at the heart of its intentions, with a central focus on the sacraments, particularly in the Eucharist and Reconciliation, and devotion to Our Lady. Youth 2000 beautifully provides a rich and inviting platform for young people of little or no faith to enter themselves into the life of the Church, to help guide them into a deep and lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. - Michael Debruslais

"What moves me? Knowing that God is already doing great things! Then, comes the sudden realisation that, that's not even it! We have not fully comprehended and seen the 'Big Picture'. It's exciting to know that God has a purpose for me, that He is going to use this faith I have, to build His kingdom here on Earth, just so that His children may have a taste of what our citizenship in heaven is going to be like. Youth 2000 was a vessel for this great commission! It was the time I finally gave my consent to God, answered His call and gave my Yes! My life has never been the same. It's truly been a roller coaster journey.... where the only way, is up!" - Ariana Albrecht

"Youth 2000’s Walsingham festival has been a real game changer, reflecting back on my highlight from last year I was captivated by the main talks. They really brought to life God’s purpose and intention for us as young people seeking something greater than us through the richness of the church. Fr Conrad’s (CFR) talk on the Holy Spirit blew me away challenging me where I was at, speaking profoundly to my heart." - Imogen