The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

Featured Resource

The Christmas Octave!


Christmas isn’t just one day! Let’s celebrate the eight days of the Christmastide!

Here’s a little booklet outlining the different days of the octave, some prayers, reflections and even a Christmas craft that can help you to upcycle all your Christmas cards!

The Christmas Octave Booklet


Gap Year Opportunities

Have you ever considered taking a gap year? There are plenty of amazing opportunities for you to learn new skills, develop your gifts, live in community, meet people from all over the world, work with young people from across the country and grow in your faith by volunteering in a Catholic Retreat Centre or Organisation! 

Residential Retreat Centres

Alton Castle

Alton, Staffordshire


St Helens

The Briars

Crich, Derbyshire

Castlerigg Manor

Keswick, Cumbria

Savio House

Bollington, Cheshire

Soli House

Alton, Staffordshire

SPEC Centre

Pinner, London

St Cassian’s

Kintbury, Berkshire

St Vincent’s

Whitstable, Kent


Glasgow, Scotland

Walsingham House

Brentwood, Essex


Consett, Durham

Other Gap Year Opportunities

Bosco Volunteer Action

Catenian Bursary Fund

Jesuit Missions

Cafod Step into the Gap


Featured Resource

During Advent 2020 we invite you to spend time Preparing the Way for the birth of Christ with the Gospel readings and reflections for each day.

We would like to thank our 27 contributors who are from all over the Diocese of Leeds. These include members of the youth leadership team, The Twelve, as well as clergy, young people and adults from parishes and schools.

In these resources you will find the Gospel passage for each day of Advent and a short reflection on it. These resources can be used in personal reflection, collective worship, as part of Lectio Divina and much more!

They will also be shared on all of our social media platforms.




Advent 2020 Booklet