The Young Catholic Adult Network, YOUCAN, is a grouping of young Catholic adults aged between 18 to 35ish living in the UK, together with organisations that work with them. It aims to bring all young Catholics together by;

  • operating highly successful WhatsApp groups and regular email updates to members
  • maintaining an informative Instagram account with both pics and news
  • organising Retreats at various locations throughout the UK
  • organising Pilgrimages, particularly to the Holy Land
  • forming partnerships with like minded organisations,  YouPARTNERS,  and working collaboratively with them, including the sharing of resources
  • developing Mission opportunities with our YouPARTNERS
  • advertising Mission opportunities, jobs and events offered by others for Young Catholic adults living in the UK
  • developing a network of Prayer for Young Catholic adults living in the UK with our YouPRAYERPARTNERS
  • establishing, and maintaining, local young Catholic adult groups throughout the UK

YOUCAN prayer

GOD OUR FATHER, it is you who give joy to our youth. Enable us to encourage and strengthen one another so that we may both win salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ and, watching or sleeping, live always united to him. Through the same Christ Our Lord.

CF. I THESSALONIANS 5, 9-11; PSALM 43 (42), 4


YouCAN members respect the following guidelines in all that they do;

  • Love God and neighbour
  • We are brothers and sisters in Christ. We help each other get to heaven and grow in holiness
  • YouCAN is predominantly a social group. Discussions of any kind must be conducted in a spirit of humility, and respect that others may hold an equally valid, but different, view.
  • We stand for The One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and submit to The Supreme Pontiff
  • Young Catholic adults in YouCAN come from many different backgrounds and cultures. We respect that others may hold different views, and celebrate Mass in a different way, to ourselves. We can learn from each other.
  • We pray for all members of YouCAN, YouPARTNERS, and all of our Clergy and Religious


YouCAN are actively seeking Partners, being organisations that already, or aspire to, work with young Catholic adults across the UK. By coming together we bring all of these young people together. We can also utilise our joint resources more effectively. YouPARTNERS are free to continue with their own work, whatever that may be, but have direct access to parts of YouCAN’s website and have agreed to publicise YouCAN.

Our YouPARTNERS (so far!);

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Please download the YouCAN logos or templates for your event posters


Why not put YOUR Faith into action, and go out on Mission! YouCAN have created Mission opportunities with our YouPARTNERS, and also advertise opportunities with other organisations. Take a look, and be inspired!


YouCan welcomes the opportunity to advertise jobs suitable for young Catholic adults, and there is no charge! Please send jpegs only to 

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God Calls, National Vocations Office for readings & prayers

Universalis, Office of Readings/Liturgy of the Hours