University Students & Young Professionals
University students and young professionals participate in activities which aim to develop leadership and work ethics, deepen their faith, and enlarge and strengthen their friendships in a warm and open setting. Activities include cultural and social gatherings, local outings, study weekends, local and international service projects, community outreach, volunteering and the annual UNIV Congress.
Activities for professionals are aimed at helping individuals see their work as a context for personal growth. The talks and seminars are great places to meet other individuals who aspire to achieve their personal best and want to make a positive contribution through their professional and personal lives.
Fernhall provides volunteering opportunities to high school students, university students and young professionals, through its subsidiary group DRIVE (Discovering Real Initiatives in Volunteering Experience). DRIVE works to link volunteers with community groups and services such as RESCARE, Monte Cecilia Housing Trust, Totara Hospice, Operation Christmas Child and medical facilities controlled by BUPA Ltd. as well as provide the opportunity for overseas projects to countries such as Samoa, Mexico, India, Chile, The Phillipines and Kenya.
Every year during Holy Week, a group of University students travel to Rome to take part in UNIV, an international congress for University students. The participants are encouraged to study and reflect upon the theme for UNIV that year, share experiences and generate innovative ideas to shape future thinking. In addition to the UNIV Congress in Rome, the group take advantage of the trip to visit another European country to enrich their understanding of the world.
For more information visit the UNIV website. If you are interested in participating, please contact us.
Recollections & Retreats
The recollection is a time of reflection and prayer. It includes a talk on Christian life, spiritual reading, meditation and Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament. The Recollection is held every 1st Monday of the month from 7.30-9pm.
Weekend retreats are an opportunity to deepen one’s friendship with God, get to know oneself better and make practical resolutions for everyday life. It includes daily Mass, time for personal prayer and talks on central themes related to living a Christian life. There are also opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Retreats begin on Friday night at 6pm and finish on Sunday afternoon at 5pm. They are held at Brooklands Country Estate. Transport to and from Brooklands can be provided. For enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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