Background & Mission

The Down and Connor Youth Commission (Youthcom) was established in 1993 by Bishop Walsh as a response to the perceived needs of young people in the diocese. The vision was for ” a diocese where young people are crucial to the building of the Kingdom of God.”
Recently the Youth Commission has undergone considerable transition. This has involved a review of our remit with the formation of a newly constituted Executive Committee and the appointment of a new Director.

We are delighted that more than 100 young people were involved in the design of the new brand.  Our new name ‘Living Youth’ conveys the strong partnership with the Living Church project in the Diocese and the Commission looks forward to playing its part in renewing the Catholic Church in Down and Connor by encouraging young people and those who journey with them in faith to build the Kingdom of God.
Whilst change is necessary for progress, the mission remains the same.  It is with a renewed sense of expectation and enthusiasm that we embark on our exciting challenge.  Increasingly we are aware of the excellent work that is already taking place by, with and for young people in Down and Connor and our new website will detail this and outline our plans for the future.