Voluntary roles: Young Vincentians Development Officer St Vincent de Paul Society England & Wales Read more
Resources at Random
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?”
Below is the full text of Pope Francis’ World Youth Day Message! While we have National Youth Sunday on the feast of Christ the King, lots of other places in the world have it on Palm Sunday. The themes for last year, this year and next years are based on the beatitudes, have a read through for yourself.
This is just fantastic!
The Catholic Youth Ministry Federation of England and Wales (CYMFed) has produced video resources to tell young people about the life of Carlo Acutis, the fifteen-year-old Italian, born in London in 1991, who will be beatified at Assisi this weekend. Read more
Resources for National Youth Sunday (NYS) are now available,focused on this year’s theme, Together. Read more
Million Minutes has worked with youth ministers and youth leaders across the country to produce an important set of resources to help young people reflect on the global turmoil of recent months, and answer Pope Francis’ call to be actively involved in building a better future. Read more
Join CAFOD online on Thursday 10 September 2020, at 9.30am (primary) and 10am (secondary), to take part with schools nationwide in an assembly to explore the impact of COVID-19 across the world and how we can transform our world together.
Sr Susan Richert PBVM, a Presentation Sister and school chaplain, has produced a series of activities and prayer for families to use at home with primary age and nursery children in the nine days between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Read more
Salesian Youth Ministry is inviting everyone who works with young people in schools or similar settings to an online event on Wednesday 20 May, at 11:00 am (UK time!), via Zoom. The session will be led by Alison Burrowes, who is the Catholic Education Service’s North West Hub Development Officer for their ‘Formatio’ national strategy, which aims to develop Leadership programmes to form, nourish and sustain leaders of Catholic education. Until recently, Alison was Headteacher at Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton.
If you haven’t come across it before, the Kids’ Bulletin is a blog created by a Catholic mum in Canada with weekly and seasonal downloadable resources to help children have some fun while getting more out of the readings at Sunday Mass. Now that families are following the Mass at home on Sundays, they are extra helpful in keeping young ones engaged and teaching them about the faith, and would be great for catechists to share with the families in their parishes. Read more
The Bible Society’s range of Easter resources for children will be extra-valuable this year for parents to use at home.
News & Blog
CAFOD is inviting young adults to take part in a Zoom event this Thursday, 8 October 2020, from 19.00 – 20.00. The online event, Young Adult Calls: A harvest like no other features special guests Tom Delamere, CAFOD’s South Sudan Programme Coordinator, and Sarah Wells, the Emergency Programme Officer for CAFOD’s Syrian Crisis Response, who will share some of their experience of work with CAFOD partners. Read more
‘The God who speaks in a digital world’, the first of a series of online talks for the youth ministry community, will be streamed live on YouTube by the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation (CYMFed) at 11:00am on Wednesday 15 July 2020. Father Michel Remery, national youth chaplain for Luxembourg, will talk about the Church’s embrace of modern technology in recent months and its importance in this Year of the Word. Watch it here.
The next Flame youth gathering will now take place on Saturday 19 March 2022 at the SSE Arena, Wembley- so save the date now!
Fr Fabio Attard SDB, the Salesians’ General Councillor for Youth Ministry worldwide for the past 12 years, was the speaker at this week’s online meeting for members of the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation of England and Wales (CYMFed). Read more
A joint project between University College London and Imperial College London is seeking responses from young adults aged 16-24 as part of an online study into how COVID-19 is affecting the lives, mental health and well-being of this important cohort of our society. Read more
Most of us are taking stock of our lives right now, and considering options for a future after lockdown. A gap year as a member of the team at one of the Catholic Youth Retreat Centres offers a fulfilling experience while gaining skills that are useful in so many careers
CYMFed ( Catholic Youth Ministry Federation England & Wales) is working with all the retreat centres to guide people to information on Catholic Gap Years in the UK, so take a look at the inspiring video above, and if you or any of the young people you work with, would like to know more, visit CYMFed’s Gap Year page, where you can find the websites of all of the retreat centres. We also have some opportunities listed under the Volunteering ads on our site.