YouCast is the UK Catholic Youth Ministry Podcast for Chaplains, Priests, Teachers, Catechists, Youth Worker, Team Members and anyone concerned with young people, their faith and the role they play in the life of the Church.

Here you will find the complete collection of YouCast podcasts. As each episode is published if will be added to this page.

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YouCast Episode 6: The Faith Story, Beautiful, True and Good

The election of Pope Francis and the CYMFed Congress feature in this episode of YouCast.

Hear reaction from Fr Robert Barron and Fr Paul Farrer following the election of Pope Francis, hear from Bishop Seamus Cunningham, Fr Dermott Donnelly and a whole host of others who attended the CYMFed Congress at The Sage, Gateshead in March.

Paul Murphy tells us about his role as a Youth Minister for the Redemptorists and Jack Regan of takes us through some movies to look forward to this summer.

Middlesbrough Diocesan Adult Formation Director, Rev Vincent Purcell and School Chaplaincy Co-ordinator, Mrs Margaret Rees take us through some more thoughts on the Year of Faith and how to approach it woth young people.

YouCast Episode 5: Forward in Faith

Dominated by news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and recorded just two days before the Conclave to elect the next Pope, this episode of YouCast is co-hosted by Fr Paul Farrer of MYMission and Jack Regan of
As well as thinking out loud about the whole story and what we would like to see as the Church moves forward, we also hear from Fr Robert Barron as he gives some thoughts on Vatican II.
The YouCat Prayer Book is also reviewed and we take a brief look at the movies.


YouCast Episode 4: Living the Good News

In the fourth episode of YouCast you will hear from Archbishop Bernard Longely on his experience of the Synod for the New Evangelisation.

Teachers, Colin and Trish Lunn, tell us about their school’s experiences of a mission, looking in detail and with honesty at the difference it made to the whole school community. What were the lasting benefits?

Jack Regan of takes us through his top ten youth ministry websites and we have a round table discussion about the Godly Play initiative which allows the very young to explore Sacred Scripture to great effect.

YouCast Extra: Bill Huebsch part one of four

In this first YouCast Extra you will hear the first part of the full length talk given by Vatican II expert Bill Huebsch


EPISODE 3: New Year, New Evangelisation, published 8 December 2012

In this Episode of YouCast we look at the New Evangelisation and its impact upon the world of Catholic Youth Ministry.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Fr Robert Barron and the later Cardinal Basil Hume share their thoughts on the nature of evangelisation, the mission of the Church and how we are to respond to the mandte we receive at Baptism and Confirmation to make disciples. Their thoughts are put alongside the thoughts and experieces of Harry Wilson, the MYMission Line Manager, who has worked as a Catholic Head Teacher and also as a member of the YCW.

This podcast will help you focus not simply on the ‘how’ of Cathoilc Youth Ministry but, in this Year of Faith, the ‘why’ – Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Click here to download episode 3.


EPISODE 2: Advent and Christmas, published 22 November 2012

YouCast Episode 2 helps you prepare for youth ministry in Advent and Christmastide as well as helping you with an understanding of the elements of the Year of Faith. We also plug into popular culture from a Catholic point of view. We take a look at WYD@HOME which will see more than 2000 young people descent on Aylesford Priory in Summer 2013 to unite themselves with those gathering in Rio. The tour of the relic of St Don Bosco is highlighted and Jack Regan of takes us through some on-line resources. Fr Robert Barron and Bishop Terry Drainey also contribute

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EPISODE 1: The Year of Faith, published 15 November 2012

This episode includes discussion on the Year of Faith, interviews with Fr Dermott Donnelly, Fr Christopher Jamieson OSB, Fr William Massie and the InReality Team from the Diocese of Hallam

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