Joining


Maghull Group waiting to join the coach for Westminster Cathedral

Anyone between the ages of 10 and 17 is welcome to join. Young people interested in joining need to be committed to undertaking the long preparation period which is required to become a full member of the YMA movement.

We need you

… everything if you want it to.  Dreams don’t come true by accident; you have to make them happen.

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North Shields group visit to city of London

Service of promise

  1. Greeting and Welcome
  2. Hymn
  3. Opening prayer
  4. Reading
  5. Reflection
  6. Calling of candidates by name
  7. Questioning

Q: Do you wish to be enrolled as a Youth Mercy Associate?
A: Associate:  I do.

Q Are you aware of your responsibilities as a Youth Mercy Associate?
A:  Associate:  I am.

Q: Are you prepared to work with others to help build up the family of God by your words and actions?
A. Associate:  I am.

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North shields group visit Eyemouth, Scotland

Declaration of promise

We, the Youth Mercy Associates of the Sisters of Mercy … commit ourselves to working together for the needs of people in this country and overseas.

In the spirit of Catherine McAuley, we will service God’s people with Mercy and Compassion.

We promise to support each other through friendship, prayer and regular meetings.  We will try to live up to our Motto and Mission Statement so that we grow together in faith, hope and love.

Image: YMA Group
Colouring a Mandala

YMA Renewal of Promise
(Within a mass or prayer service)

Dear Lord, I come before you today to listen and respond to your call.  With an open heart I renew my commitment as a Youth Mercy Associate:

To grow in personal prayer, to serve you and your people, and to live out the Mission Statement of the Youth Mercy Associates.

In a spirit of faith, I seek with the Sisters to share the gifts you have given me and to discover how your loving compassion touches other lives.  I dedicate myself to furthering the mission of Mercy in today’s world.

Glory to God whose power working in me can do more than I ask or imagine.

Amen.

Image: YMA Group on Excersion

Hymn

Signing of Certicates
Signature of Youth Mercy Associate
Signature of Sister or Youth Leader
Date

We rely on God and the support of One Another.

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