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Salary: £22, 000 - £24,000 p/a
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Job Title: Residential Volunteers
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Resources at Random
A great meditation from Brother Alois at Taize:
Here at Taizé we want to go together to the wellsprings of faith. We too, the brothers, have to make this journey every day. Even though, when we entered the community, we committed ourselves to follow Christ, to share everything, and to pray together three times a day, still, day after day, we too must strive to regain trust in God.
Setting out over and over again on the road from worry towards trusting in God may involve an inner struggle. It is important in particular not to get caught up in inner fear, bitterness and hopelessness.
This is a great site with loads of nice nativity images, if you root through the site there are versions of most of these things that you can use for colouring in and even some that can help you learn to draw the characters.
We’re heading towards exams, this means many of the young people we work with will be revising, or more likely procrastinating! While it’s good for them to get away from these pressures, I always found it was helpful to remind myself of some useful study skills basics so I could be useful if this is what they needed.
I just found a couple of great posts on the Talking Donkey RE site with videos that are really great!
One thing we get asked about a lot on this site, and one thing there is a great deal of confusion about is the Eucharistic Prayers for Masses with Children. Read more
Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; Read more
This is from the old site, and has been offered by an MSC Novice, Henry Balkwill. It’s a set of sheets that you can can give to form teachers to help guide them and students in preparing a class Mass. Read more
Brentwood Diocese has put together a range of links to Lent activities, from crafty projects like making a crown of thorns or stained glass window to freeze-frame Stations of the Cross.
The new resources for Lent from CAFOD are online now and tell the story of how communities in Zambia are learning to grow and sell fish to make a living. Read more
Women’s World Day of Prayer 2017 is on Friday 3rd March. It’s one of the biggest ecumenical prayer events worldwide, and each year, Christian women from a different country write a prayer service for a new theme. This year’s theme , ‘Am I being unfair to you’ is about justice, and was inspired by the parable of the labourers in the vineyard. The order of service for 2017 was written by the women of the Philippines. Read more
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.
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
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.
National Youth Sunday in 2016 marks the conclusion of the Year of Mercy The NYS website reflects on this Sunday’s Gospel, and on acts of mercy:
Missio have crafted Advent assemblies for secondary and youth groups. Each presentation includes scripture, prayer, opportunity for reflection, and links the key themes of Advent with our call to be missionaries of God’s love throughout the year.
Download these and Epiphany and Baptism of the Lord assemblies on the Missio website
Don’t mention Christmas yet … but … are you preparing for Advent in school?
Mission Together has lots of resources to use with children in Advent, including a daily Advent calendar, a quiz on symbols used at Christmas, hand-craft activities, and an Advent liturgy. Download them all at missiontogether.org.uk
On December 8th 2015, Pope Francis initiated a Jubilee Year of Mercy. This special year concludes on 20 November 2016.
To mark this, Missio, the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission, and its children’s branch Mission Together, have produced Primary and Secondary versions of the assembly Our Mission; To Be Merciful. These assemblies focus on the key themes of the Jubilee, help explain mercy and mission, and emphasize the ongoing call to act mercifully. Our Mission; To Be Merciful can be downloaded free from our respective websites: www.missio.org.uk and www.missiontogether.org.uk
News & Blog
The free app for CymFed’s Flame 2017 is out now!
It’s available for iOS & Android. It’s got the timetable, liturgies, info about the speakers and sponsors, easy access to social media, interactive maps … well, it’s got the lot!
Don’t leave home on 11th March without it!
Million Minutes invites you to find silence this Lent and raise funds to give a voice to young people for whom silence isn’t choice: those overlooked by society and who are cast out of decision making.
So far, just over 300 participants, from 17 different countries have signed up for Hidden Treasure, the young adult Taizé Weekend Meeting in Birmingham, 28 April – 1 May. If you haven’t booked, DO IT NOW! Read more
On Friday 10th March at St James Picadillly at 6;45 pm, one of the brothers from the Taizé community will lead a song practice, and at 7:15, Rev Lucy Winkett, rector of the church, will give a meditation as an introduction to the prayer around the cross.
The organisers have been planning 10,000 Reasons – Flame 2017, for a long time to make it a fabulous experience for all of us, and now, it’s just 45 days away!
Not got your tickets yet? I’m not going to give you all 10,000 reasons why you should, but the line-up this year includes our own Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Cardinal Bo from Myanmar, Sarah Teather, former MP & now Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service, music from the amazing Matt Redman …
The Salesians of Don Bosco are hosting a Digital Communications Conference aimed at Catholic youth workers, teachers and chaplains, at Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton on Saturday 4th February 2017.
The event aims to explore the use of technology in evangelising young people, look at ways of staying safe online, and to try out some great new gizmos.