Students and Young Adults
We offer loads of opportunities for students and young adults to journey deeper – to explore, discover, make friends, celebrate, and make a difference in the local community together.
Every Thursday evening in term time students and young adults from across Brighton gather in the Upper Room of St Joseph’s Parish hall for food, a talk, prayer and a trip to our local pub! You’re welcome to join us there from 7pm.
Why not join us for Mass and lunch on Sunday? We go to 11.30 Mass and then gather afterwards for food and a chance to catch up. It’s a brilliant opportunity to just hang out and get to know other young people in Brighton.
Want to get involved and make a difference? There are so many opportunities to serve! We currently run Overflow activity days for children and a choir for 11.30 Mass. We run Lighbulb - a project to serve people who may be isolated or under-supported through practical service. There are opportunities to get involved with serving the homeless through the Night Shelter, or to join the Legion of Mary to share the Gospel with people in the local area.
Our parish includes the Universities of Sussex and Brighton. The Catholic Chaplaincy to the Universities is based in Howard House, opposite Falmer Station, BN1 9SD, and offers regular Masses on campus, social events, and opportunities to explore the faith.
The Chaplain to Sussex University is Fr Rod Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org 01273 698 032. The chaplain to Brighton University is Claire O'Sullivan: email@example.com 07960 029 320. To find out more about chaplaincy events, visit www.facebook.com/groups/catholicchaplaincy/
We participate in lots of events and trips throughout the year. Loads of us head to Big Church Day Out, and we take a group to the Taize Community in France each summer. We get involved in the Brighton Celebrate Conference, and Encounter youth evenings around the Diocese. And we have plenty of socials: beach trips, walks, parties, BBQs and more. There’s loads happening, so get involved!