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    Job Title: School Chaplain OR Chaplaincy Team members
    Employer: St Philip Howard Catholic School
    Salary: Pay commensurate with experience
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    Job Title: Programme Leader, Alton Castle Youth Retreat Centre
    Employer: Kenelm Youth Trust
    Salary: £18,200 p/a + live-in accommodation and meals when on duty
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    Job Title: School Lay Chaplain
    Employer: The John Henry Newman Catholic School
    Salary: ay Scale H7 (£23,866 full time, £17,810.28 pro rata)
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    Job Title: Retreat Team Volunteers
    Employer: Savio House, Salesians of Don Bosco UK
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    Resources at Random

    Bread Reflection

    This is a lovely Eucharistic reflection on bread from Fr David O’Malley SDB

    Laudato Si Summary

    A lovely video summary of Laudato Si from James Martin, great for use with young people!

    Migrant Debate Resource from the Columbans

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    Migrant Crisis?: The Big Debate

    A PowerPoint from Columban Justice and Peace Education. For use with young people to explore refugees and faith responses.

    The Columbans Justice and Peace Education team have created this resource to for their work, but wanted to share it with a wider audience.

    You can download it here!

  • Latest Resources

    Catechetical lessons for WYD prep & other uses

    Panama2019 has produced a set of catechetical lessons to help prepare young people spiritually for January’s World Youth Day. The lessons can be downloaded as pdfs, and cover a range of topics and a variety of activities, following the ‘see, judge. act’ model.

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    Refugee resources for young people

    CAFOD has a range of resources for helping young people (secondary age) to engage with the issues around the global refugee crisis, including the short animation above.

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    National Youth Sunday 2018 Resources


    Sunday 25th November, the feast of Christ the King, is National Youth Sunday. Resources for use in parish and school settings have been posted out, and can also be accessed through the Home Mission website (see below). Read more

    Videos offer food for thought during #Synod2018

    As the Synod unfolds, a series of videos featuring young people responding to the questions the Bishops are considering can provide useful talking points for schools, youth and chaplaincy groups,


    The series is sponsored by the Synod of Bishops and produced by Catholic network Aleteia, in collaboration Catholic web TV TeleMATER. Videos in the series  ask questions such as  “What does family mean to you?” and “How can young people improve society?”

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    CAFOD Masterclasses for young adults

    CAFOD is offering a series of free Masterclasses to young adults 18-30 who would like to develop their potential and skills in fundraising, communications or campaigning. The three short courses run alongside each other, so you can only do one at a time. Read more

  • News & Blog

    Pope’s WYD 2019 message: “a revolution of service”

    Vatican News published a video this week with an energising message from Pope Francis for January’s World Youth Day in Panama.

    In the video, he talks about the WYD2019 theme – Mary’s response to God’s call, and encourages young people ‘to discover what God wants from us and to be brave enough to say “yes”’.

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    Flame 2019: Call for 60 second videos


    The CYMFed Flame 2019 team will have more exciting news about the line-up of speakers very soon, but right now, they’re offering young people the opportunity to talk about the theme for 2019 – SIGNIFICANCE – in short videos. A selection will be shown in the arena during Flame, and all videos submitted will be posted on the CYMFed website after the event. Read more

    Can’t get to Panama? Do WYD@Home!

    Excitement is building for WYD2019 – but Panama just isn’t do-able for many of us. But if you want the WYD vibe without the big journey and the cost, what about World Youth Day @ Home?


    The Youth Services of the Dioceses of Leeds, Salford, Shrewsbury and the Archdiocese of Birmingham have come together to create a weekend festival from 7-9 June 2019, hosted at Alton Castle. It will be celebrating all things WYD, but much closer to home.

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    Prepare the Way Advent Concerts

    Jo Boyce and the CJM Music Collective are taking their Prepare the Way Advent and Christmas concerts to 3 venues in Birmingham, Salford and Stevenage from 7-9 December 2018. The concerts are a beautiful way for people of all ages to come together and enter into the spirit of the Advent season.  Read more

    Interactive Youth Music Weekend 17-18 November 2018

    Gen Verde, one of the international performing arts group of the Focolare movement, will be back in the UK in November. They have been invited by the dioceses of Plymouth and Birmingham to work in some of their schools, however they will also do a music weekend for young people in Welwyn Garden City on 17th-18th Nov, which is open to whoever would like to be there (as long at they are between 15-23 years of age).

    See more on the Focolare Movement  website

    News from the CYMFED Synod Gathering: Rome


    Forty Catholic Youth Ministry Federation members and colleagues from England & Wales have gathered at the Casa Bonus Pastor in Rome for a conference and retreat coinciding with Synod 2018. CYMFed members fill us in on what’s happening:

    On 16th October, Fr Dominic Howarth opened proceedings by celebrating Mass at the Casa Bonus Pastor with the whole group.

    The first speaker was Mr Paul Jarzembowski, an assistant to the US Bishops at the Synod. Paul spoke about the experience so far at the Synod, and how among other things, the ‘sacred middle space’, ie, the ‘wise and generous guides’ are hugely important to young people today. He noted four key trends experienced in the US today; Read more