• Jobs


    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: Social Justice Project Development
    Employer: Self-employed role for Diocese of Leeds Justice and Peace Commission
    Salary: See info on ad
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    Job Title: Courtyard Team Member (Youth Ministry)
    Employer: Million Minutes
    Salary: £22,054 - £24,664
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    Job Title: Headteacher
    Employer: Thornleigh Salesian College
    Salary: Leadership range L34 - L39A
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    Job Title: Retreat Team Volunteers
    Employer: Savio House, Salesians of Don Bosco UK
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    Resources at Random


    Does God Exist? Albert Einstein

    The young Einstein has an interesting exchange with one of his teachers about the existence of God.

    This is a good video for answering one particular objection to the existence of God (the problem of evil)

    Alpha Youth Film Series

    Alpha in the US have created some really good videos directed to young people. It’s not a Catholic resource, but is focused more on questions and opening up a space for people to start to engage with their faith, so we think it’s well worth looking at! Read more

    Lent – resources from Mission and MissionTogether

    Lent begins on 1st March, so any help we can get with our preparations is very welcome. Missio and MissionTogether have produced a range of downloadable resources for secondary and primary levels.

    SECONDARY

    Missio has created engaging presentations to help your school journey through the weeks to Easter. Their assemblies employ the relevant Sunday Gospel, highlight Lenten practices, and reference Catholic Social teaching, focusing on a different CST principle each week. The assemblies and available to download at MISSIO

     

    PRIMARY

    This year, Mission Together’s Lenten resources focus on the theme, Growing in Love. You will find the Lent Calendar, containing a prayer, activity or reflection for each day of Lent.  and the primary resources including Lent Liturgy and accompanying activities, which you can download from MissionTogether.

    Laudate Si Resource

    This is a video produced by the Vatican to go out as they publish the whole forty thousand word document. It is in English, as well as Italian and Spanish. Read more


  • 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


    The inside track on Flame 2019! Got your tickets?

    Fr Dominic Howarth, Chair of the Flame core group, and Fr Dermott Donnelly, CYMFed Chair, have more info on Flame 2019, and why it’s going top be a great event to bring your young people to.

     

    The CYMFed Flame Congress is now just 8 weeks away, on 2nd March 2019, at Wembley Arena. Many parishes and school groups have already booked tickets for their young people to enjoy this amazing celebration of Catholic faith, in a vibrant atmosphere, full of joy, with content presented in a way which resonates for young people.

     

    If your parish or school has not yet booked, there is still time, and we – as organisers – will make it as easy as possible for you. We are bringing groups ourselves, and so we will hopefully offer you all the practical information you need as you prepare to travel to Wembley, and a memorable and inspiring day when you get there.

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    Podcast from Ireland talks about issues young people face

    Are you among the growing audience for the YouthPod Ireland podcast? Set up and hosted by four youth workers from Bray, Co Wicklow, Adam Burke, Paul Tracey, Jamie Brierton and Michael Fleming, the podcast features lively chats on issues affecting young people, including mental health, drugs and alcohol education, that will resonate wherever you do your youth work.

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    Flame 2019 to feature interview with Jean Vanier

    In addition to an already fantastic line-up for Flame 2019, including Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Guvna B, Timothy Hughes and Emma Borquaye, the event will feature an exclusive video interview with Jean Vanier, founder of the L’Arche organisation.

     

    His many accolades include the French Legion of Honour, Companion of the Order of Canada, the Rabbi Gunther Plaut Humanitarian Award 2001, the International Paul VI Award, and the Templeton Prize. He has furthermore been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Jean Vanier, and those who came to share his vision, learnt two important truths in the early years, which remain at the heart of L’Arche today. People with learning disabilities have a great deal to contribute to society and, by living in intentional community with people with and without learning disabilities – living with diversity and difference – we open ourselves up to be challenged and to grow.

     

    If you’ve not yet booked your tickets, get onto it right now! Book online at CYMFed

    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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