• Jobs


    Job Title: Parish Youth Worker
    Employer: Our Lady and All Saints RC Church Otley / Diocese of Leeds
    Salary: £19,500
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    Job Title: Retreat Centre Programme Leader AND Diocesan Young Leadership Coordinator
    Employer: Southwark Catholic Youth Service
    Salary: Programme Leader: £16,500 – 18,500 + accommodation; Young Leadership Coordinator: £22, 000 – 24,000 (both - dep on exp)
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    Job Title: Retreat Team Volunteer
    Employer: Savio House
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    Resources at Random


    Missio Lent 2018 resources out now

     

    For Lent 2018, Missio have produced Stations of the Cross for secondary schools and colleges. These accessible stations encourage young people to reflect on the lessons communicated through Jesus’ passion and apply them to contemporary issues. A series of CST assemblies to accompany each week of Lent are also available. Download their Lent resources at the Missio website

    Mission Together Lent assemblies, activities and much loved daily Calendar, help primary schools journey meaningfully through Lent. Download all these resources at MissionTogether

    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!

    God’s Chisel

    This is a brilliant skit about how God changes us and about how we try to resist God and keep control of things too often.

    It’s a really beautiful sketch.

    Labour Behind the Label Resources

    This site has some great resources on for looking at how some of the people who make our clothes are very unfairly treated.

    You can find the resources section here.

     


  • Latest Resources


    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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    ‘Trust the Road’: Preparing young people for life after school

    The end of the summer term is on the horizon, bringing a time of change for many young people face as they leave or move school. ‘Trust the Road’, by Fr David O’Malley SDB, is a compact and highly useful book from Don Bosco Publications,  that aims to guide them through the changes and choices they face, and offer a map for the road ahead. It’s composed of thought-provoking scenarios from contemporary life that can be read by individuals, or used as a basis for discussion and activities in schools and youth groups. Read more

    Easter resources for younger children from the Bible Society

    The Bible Society has a range of resources to use with children around Easter. The Seriously Surprising Story is a video of the disciples’ meeting with Jesus on the road to Emmaus. You can download it from the website , or play it on youTube. There is a booklet to accompany the film – minimum donation of £2 for a single copy, or £1 if ordering in bulk. Read more

    Missio Lent 2018 resources out now

     

    For Lent 2018, Missio have produced Stations of the Cross for secondary schools and colleges. These accessible stations encourage young people to reflect on the lessons communicated through Jesus’ passion and apply them to contemporary issues. A series of CST assemblies to accompany each week of Lent are also available. Download their Lent resources at the Missio website

    Mission Together Lent assemblies, activities and much loved daily Calendar, help primary schools journey meaningfully through Lent. Download all these resources at MissionTogether


  • News & Blog


    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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    Youth Workers- meet the Synod Fathers on 18th July

    In preparation for the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment, the Home Mission office is inviting all who work with young people in a Catholic context to meet with the Synod Fathers, explore the working document and share your experiences so that we can better accompany young people, particularly in their vocational discernment. Read more

    Working document for Synod2018 presented

    The “Instrumentum Laboris”, the working document for October’s Synod on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment, was presented this week at a press conference in Rome, by Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops. Read more

    Pastoral Congress at St Mary’s for parish, home, school and workplace

    St Mary’s University, Twickenham is presenting a two-day festival of theology and faith at the service of the Gospel in the parish, school, home and workplace.

    A weekend ticket is £70, and a Day Pass is £40. Student prices are £25 a day. Places  can be booked online. Limited on-campus accommodation is available – enquire about this please contact conferences@stmarys.ac.uk.

    For more information about this event please contact kathryn.penny@stmarys.ac.uk   Download a poster:  Pastoral Review Congress 2018

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