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    Job Title: Lead Lay Chaplain
    Employer: St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust
    Salary: £30,153 to £34,538 p/a dep on exp
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    Job Title: Parish Youth Worker
    Employer: Catholic Parish of Guildford
    Salary: Negotiable - depending on hours and experience
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    Job Title: Retreat Team Volunteer
    Employer: Savio House
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    Resources at Random


    Commissioning Chaplains – Fr David O’Malley SDB

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    Taken from Fr David O’Malley’s Blog

    This is the time of year when many chaplains are commissioned or re-commissioned for service in school communities. Commissioning can be a very helpful experience for both the chaplain and for the school community because:

    • It highlights the spiritual dimension of the school and the seriousness with which the school approaches its ethos.
    • It emphasises the different role and relationships that the chaplain has to maintain within other professional relationships at school.
    • It allows the school to recognise its formal links to the church as a a church school, especially if the dean or some local clergy take part in the commissioning.
    • It is a formal invitation for others to recognise and pray for the chaplain and be ready to support their work.

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    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!

    Caritas Volunteer Service makes volunteer matching easy

    Looking for the right volunteer opportunities (for yourself or for the young people you work with), or finding suitable volunteers for your project, can be a time-consuming process. If you’re in London or Hertfordshire, Caritas Westminster’s Volunteer Service can match volunteers to projects, with a wide range of opportunities to suit different skills and interests, and the time people have available. AND – here’s the best bit – they want to extend this free service to cover the rest of the UK, which sounds like an excellent idea! (And if you’re in London on Tuesday 5th June 2018, visit their Volunteer Fair)

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  • Latest Resources


    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

    ‘Complex Catholicism’ report can inform your youth work

    The latest research into the lives and faith of young Catholic adults is essential reading for youth workers, and the report is accompanied by a valuable tool for applying the findings to your work with those you already reach, and in giving insights to reaching beyond this group.

    The documents can be downloaded from Camino House and CYMFed, and hard copies can be ordered.

    See our news article for more on the research and the launch event. 

     

    Caritas Volunteer Service makes volunteer matching easy

    Looking for the right volunteer opportunities (for yourself or for the young people you work with), or finding suitable volunteers for your project, can be a time-consuming process. If you’re in London or Hertfordshire, Caritas Westminster’s Volunteer Service can match volunteers to projects, with a wide range of opportunities to suit different skills and interests, and the time people have available. AND – here’s the best bit – they want to extend this free service to cover the rest of the UK, which sounds like an excellent idea! (And if you’re in London on Tuesday 5th June 2018, visit their Volunteer Fair)

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  • News & Blog


    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.

    Want to give young people in your parish, school or group that opportunity?   Read more

    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

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    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

    BBC to broadcast #Synod2018 panel discussion with young people

    Next week, the BBC World Service will be in Rome to record a special broadcast for its documentary series, Heart and Soul. The programme, Heart and Soul Gathering, will feature a panel of young people talking about what they want from our Church, and will be recorded with a live audience. (Tickets are free but you need to register) Read more

    Foundation Degree in Youth Ministry and School Chaplaincy moves to Maryvale

    St Mary’s University has announced that its Foundation Degree in Youth Ministry and School Chaplaincy  will be moving to Maryvale Institute to start October 22nd/23rd 2018.
    The course is aimed at those working or volunteering with young people in parishes, schools, retreat centres, diocesan youth ministry projects etc,  and combines youth ministry/school chaplaincy and theology. As it is mostly delivered through distance learning, it is accessible for people in all locations.

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