Hi, my name is Clare Williams and in September 2018 I became the Parish Youth Minister for St. Maximilian Kolbe and the Parish of St. Michael and All Angel’s in Birkenhead. My role involves working with the young people, Year 6 and above, in the parish and helping them to find out more about their faith and become active members in the parish. I also work closely with Fr. Peter and Deacon Bill as a member of the Senior Leadership Team working and planning for the good of the whole parish.
I am the Vice Chair of the Parish Pastoral Council and oversee the Youth Small Ministry Group which includes the Faith in Action Group, Children’s Liturgy, Confirmation Preparation, the Uniformed Groups, School – Parish Links and Adult Catholics Together Spiritually (ACTS) which is a group for young adults across the Diocese.
I have attended St. Edward’s Church all my life, becoming more involved as time has gone on. As well as being part of the Parish Pastoral Council I am a reader, an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, a singer and help plan the social events and pilgrimages in the parish too.
Pilgrimage is an important part of my life. I have been to Lourdes 5 times with the Diocese of Shrewsbury and I have completed various walking pilgrimages. One of these was in Northumberland – St. Oswald’s Way and then I have completed 2 Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela, I am currently part way through my third Camino route to Santiago.
If you want to know any more about any of the groups I represent check out the Youth section on the website or ask me after Mass at the weekend.
Find out more about me, my job and what is coming up for the youth by visiting http://parishyouthminister.co.uk/