The Newman Fellowship for Young Adults (18 to 30) meets once a month on a Saturday afternoon at Maryvale where a wide range of topics are presented and discussed inducing Church history, philosophy and culture from a traditional perspective.
In 2018, the group has commenced an historical overview of the events of the last few centuries that have brought the Church and western culture to the point we now find ourselves. This series commenced with a discussion concerning the triumph of Christendom in the Middle Ages followed by its gradual deterioration at the hands of the philosophy of nominalism and its ensuing influences. Following meetings have then moved onto the impact of the protestant reformation as well as the subsequent counter-reformation and the Council of Trent. Future discussions will focus around the themes of the so-called “enlightenment”, rationalism and romanticism leading onto modernism and the movements of the 20th century.
Meetings are concluded each month with prayers in the Church, which often includes the singing of Vespers (according to the 1961 edition of the Roman Breviary) followed by Benediction. Fellowship and discussion then continue over supper at Maryvale. Learn more about the faith with other like-minded young people!