Resources at Random
Stations of the Cross in the Year of Mercy, with Fr Nick King SJ, produced by Southwark Catholic Youth Service.
These can be used for individual prayer and reflection via the podcast, or in larger groups using the videos.
Podcasts and videos are here
Dear young friends,
I am happy to address you once more on the occasion of the 27th World Youth Day. Read more
This is something put together on the old site by the Editor Emeritus Jack Regan. You can download it here!
An interesting little video that gives some of this context and history of Archbishop Romero, due for beatification later this year
Activity Village has a range of craft activities for Advent, Christmas and other times of year which you can access for free is you’re looking for ideas to use with children – like this wooden spoon angel. They also offer a wide range of printable colouring sheets. puzzles, posters etc, but these are only available to paid members – in 2018, this costs £17.50 for a year.
Taken from Scott Hahn”s blog.
The giving of the Spirit to the new people of God crowns the mighty acts of the Father in salvation history. Read more
Mission Together has a new set of resources for Lent for Primary age children, along with materials specifically aimed at supporting remote learning. Read more
The Bible Hub is a scripture resource created by ‘Chosen Youth’ a group of young people from Holy Rood Church, Swindon. The aim of the Hub is to encourage young people to explore the scriptures in a creative way. Read more
Released in time for the Feast of the Presentation, the day dedicated by St John Paul II to consecrated life, a new video sets out to explain to young people the concepts of consecration and to outline what consecrated life means. Read more
Peace Sunday 2021 is on 17 January, and Pax Christi is offering a range of resources to download for schools, parishes and families. Read more
A range of resources for Advent in primary and secondary schools is now available from the CAFOD website.
The resources include an Advent liturgy with accompanying notes, a reconciliation service, and an Advent calendar in PowerPoint format, which is ideal for daily class prayers.
Download from CAFOD:
The theme for this year’s National Youth Sunday is ‘Together’, because that’s what we all long to be right now. In addition to loads of new resources, in the spirit of coming together, the youth ministry workers on CYMFed’s National Youth Sunday team have created a series of live streams in the lead up to NYS, a novena to Christ the King, and an exciting National Youth Funday programme that schools and groups can join on Friday 20 November. Read more
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
News & BlogAs part of its series of online events on social justice themes, Justice and Peace Scotland is hosting a discussion on Sunday 7th March, 4:70 – 7pm, entitled Poverty & Pandemic. While the focus for the discussion is on Scotland, the impact of COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated the inequalities and divides in society everywhere, with children and young people deeply affected.
The pandemic situation has meant HCPT’s life-changing pilgrimages to Lourdes are postponed, but the global HCPT family is coming together online on 11 February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, for its first International Day of Prayer, and everyone is invited to join them, on their Facebook page or YouTube channel. Read more
Don’t miss your chance to take part in a workshop from Million Minutes in early February exploring ways to develop and support a culture of genuine accompaniment of young people. The workshop is being offered at different times on three dates, Wednesday 3, Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 February, so there are more opportunities to attend. Read more
Ahead of the International Day of Action for Yemen (on Monday 25th January) Justice and Peace Scotland is hosting an online discussion on Sunday 24 January from 4:30 to 6pm, on the deepening crisis in Yemen. Read more
Parishioners, parish clergy and youth ministers are invited to join Million Minutes online on 21 January 2021 for a virtual open day, outlining their new ‘Beacon Parishes’ initiative for youth ministry in changing times. There is a choice of two alternative times to take part: 10.30-12.30pm or 7-8.30pm. Read more