What an incredible weekend we had a Lux Be! Come back soon to read more about the weekend, but until then, check out the video from the weekend and make sure you book on to the next one!


Check out what we got up to at Lux Mirth in 2017...

LUX is a residential for young Catholics aged 11-18 years of age (secondary school).  Twice a year 100 young people gather together to celebrate our faith by meeting new friends, learning new stuff and praising God.  All this, and having the most unforgettable weekend of their life! 

On February 3rd 2017, over 120 young people, youth leaders, priests, the NYMO team and Bishop Peter gathered for the weekend in Northampton for the latest residential youth weekend ‘Lux’. Open to all those of secondary school age, Lux is an opportunity for young Catholic’s to be formed deeper in their faith, experience community and enjoy the Sacraments alongside games, discussions and this year, a pantomime!

Young people travelled from across the whole diocese, Slough to Kettering, Corby to Aylesbury, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Rushden, Bedford, almost every area of the diocese was represented.

Fr. Frankie Mulgrew, former stand-up comedian and priest from the Diocese of Salford opened proceedings on Friday evening. With great laughter and learning all were introduced to the theme, ‘Mirth’. Described as “true joy rooted in Christ’, we developed the theme through the weekend. Paschal Uche, an Oscott seminarian continued this development of Saturday focussing on our vocation. Deep rooted joy by following Christs will for us.

Naturally, there was a great deal fun and to encourage our child-like joy an indoor bouncy castle arrived on Saturday afternoon, along with inflatable sumo wrestling suits. Once we had persuaded the adults to get off the bouncy castle all the young people had a blast!

Friend of the diocese, Jimmy Mitchell joined us for the weekend from Nashville, USA. Jimmy is a regular visitor to Northampton often visiting schools and parish youth groups. Jimmy challenged us on Sunday to live this mirth, rooted in Christ by developing holy habits; morning prayer, lectio divina, daily Mass, regular reconciliation.

The weekends are a real high point for us as adults to share our faith with young people and join with them, reminding us all that our Catholic faith is a real joy rooted in Christ.