Oblate Youth Service Committees

OYS Lourdes Catch-Up Afternoon

Members of the Oblate Youth Service who travelled with the group for the first time in September 2014, were invited to a catch up afternoon session which was hosted by Joe Gilligan and Ger O' Halloran on Saturday, February 21st.

OYS Music Night, Threadway Live

The Oblate Youth Service held a music fundraiser on Friday, May 2nd, 2014. The event held in Sweeney Mongrels was headlined by Dublin band Threadway with Andy Connolly on Vocals and Guitar, Andy Feely on drums, Donal Lane on Vocals and Bass Guitar and John Henneberry on Guitar.

New Director of Oblate Youth Service

The Oblate Provincial has announced the New Director of the Oblate Youth Service, he is Fr. John McFadden, OMI and is appointed for three years. John is serving the Oblate Mission in Leith, Edinburgh and will be meeting the OYS Executive in the new year to familiarize himself with the role and begin his ministry among the members of the Oblate Youth Service. We welcome John and wish him every blessing in his ministry.

OYS Table Quiz 2013

The 2013 Oblate Youth Service Table Quiz took place this year on Thursday, October 17th in the Duke Pub, Duke Street, Dublin 2 and proved to be a very entertaining evening with over 30 people participating both OYS and non OYS members. Donal Lane filled the boots as quiz master for the evening and kept the crowd in good spirits throughout the event. The quiz was a great chance to catch up with friends after a week together in Lourdes in September.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2013

Sam Griffin describes the 2013 Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes which proved to be another successful and enjoyable week for the 80 Oblate Youth Service members who traveled to help with the sick, between September 15th - September 23rd.

WAR Sport Adventure Race 2013

The Oblate Provincial has announced the New Director of the Oblate Youth Service, he is Fr. John McFadden, OMI and is appointed for three years. John is serving the Oblate Mission in Leith, Edinburgh and will be meeting the OYS Executive in the new year to familiarize himself with the role and begin his ministry among the members of the Oblate Youth Service. We welcome John and wish him every blessing in his ministry.

Oblate European Youth Encounter 2013

Amy Kiernan writes about her experience at the Oblate European Youth Encounter which took place in the Oblate Foundation House located in Aix-en-Provence in the South of France between Monday 12th - Sunday 18th of August 2013.

Oblate Youth Summer Camp 2013

Fergal Owens writes about the success of the 4th annual Oblate Youth Summer camp which took place in North Wales between Monday 5th - Friday 9th of August.

Irish Regional Committee Meeting Report, July 31st 2013

Ruth Bennett, newly appointed secretary reports on the issues and action points discussed at the Irish Regional Committee Meeting held on July 31st, 2013 in Inchicore.

OYS Bake Sale, June 30th, 2013

The second annual Oblate Youth Service Bake Sale took place on Sunday, June 30th and was a great success with over €600 being raised on the day. A massive thank you to the fifteen OYS members who helped out on the day or contributed to the sale by utilizing their baking talents.

Irish Regional Committee Meeting Report, June 5th 2013

Paul Feeney reports on the issues and action points discussed at the Irish Regional Committee Meeting held on June 5th, 2013 in Inchicore.

OYS Guest Reunion, May 26th, 2013

On Sunday, May 26th, the Oblate Youth Service hosted it's 5th Annual Guest Reunion in the Arus Mhuire Hall, Inchicore. Between guests, OYS and other Lourdes volunteers, we'd over 100 people there on the day! All in all, a fabulous day was had by everyone.

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    Upcoming Events

    • Friday, 29th December, 2017
      OYS 30 Year Reunion Winter Ball The Oblate Youth Service is hosting a very special 'Winter Ball' event at 7pm on Friday, 29th December 2017 in the Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Steet, Dublin 2 to celebrate 30 years of service in 2017.
    • Thursday, 8th February, 2018
      PSC Meeting The Oblate Youth Service Provincial Steering Committee (PSC) will meet again on Thursday, 8th February at the House of Retreat, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin.
    • Thurs, April 7th - Thurs, April 21st
      Faith Friends 2018 We need members of the Oblate Youth Service to help out as a Faith Friend and guide sixth class students in their preparations for their Confirmation. Read more...
    • Sun, 25th March - Tues, 3rd April
      Camino de Santiago 2018 Would you like to explore your faith and meet new people? Would You like to do something different this Easter? Whether you are a member of the Oblate Youth Service or not we would like to invite you to join us on a different and unique way to celebrate Holy Week, on the Camino de Santiago, The Way of St James.
    • Sat, 15th - Sun, 23rd September
      Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018 Lourdes 2016 takes place Thursday 15th - Friday 23rd September. Click here to view the application details.