Pure in Heart mission team can cater to the needs of each parish youth group, college chaplaincy and any youth group.
- We offer dynamic multi-media workshops, talks and retreats/conferences to young people on numerous of social and religious topics.
- We offer guidance and leadership training for youth groups on Theology of the Body and general faith formation.
- Practical advice on how to start youth groups.
Many wonderful things come from learning how to love authentically: sexual health, respect, confidence, freedom, peace, friendship, lasting relationships, self-worth, the list is endless!
At Pure in Heart, we regard our sexuality as one of God’s most beautiful and exciting gifts! But like everything, it’s been given to us with a purpose.
It has become very evident that casual attitudes towards sex have left many young people in circumstances in which they were not prepared for example: unexpected pregnancies, STI’s, or serious heartbreak.
‘The presentation made me think about how I viewed myself and how I wanted others to see me.’ Lucy, 18, Dublin
‘Since hearing the Pure in Heart presentation and trying to put it into practice in my life, I have experienced great peace and freedom. The more that I pray and learn the more I see how amazing and beautiful God’s plan for love and for our sexuality is and I will never be content to settle for anything less.’ Joanna, 20, Kildare
We believe that when God created sex, he created it to be the most intimate expression of love between two people. We are committed to spreading this message about true love that lasts, so that many other young people experience this joy in their lives also.
Our Main Package:
1.5 – 2 Hour Presentation:
During the course of a 2 hour presentation we cover a wide range of topics and students receive the benefit of a well rounded presentation that incorporates time for group work, discussion testimonies and reflection.
Our Presentation can cover any of the topics below:
- What is love?
- Value of the human person
- Human Dignity & Respect
- Building Self-Esteem and Confidence
- Dating and Managing Relationships
- What is the Waiting Option?
- What is Freedom?
- Healthy vs Toxic & Abusive & Manipulative friendships/relationships
- Exploring the Nature of Friendships, Marriage and Family Life
- The Role of Intimacy in Relationships
- Challenges to love: Pornography, Lust and Using people
- Sex & Consent
- Deciding for Love
Other packages available
We also offer longer and shorter packages upon request.
A suggestion; we can present our talks over a number of weeks which allows the youth to fully engage, discuss and think about the content before continuing exploring further topics.
We discuss all the content and length of time during the booking process. We aim to be very flexible and understanding to your needs.
We come to your parish centre, college campus, retreat house and deliver our talks on your site.
We can organise a separate site if you wish but it is not necessary as many find it easier and more accessible when our speakers come to them.
Cost and Funding
As a registered charity, Pure in Heart relies entirely on donations. A recommended donation can be given for each specific school and their means and duration/quantity of the workshops.