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    Resources at Random


    Extraordinary Month of Mission – resources from Missio

    I’m guessing you know that Pope Francis has declared October 2019 an Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM). It’s a special month of prayer and action, calling all members of our Catholic community to renew their missionary commitment to share God’s love with everyone, everywhere. Read more

    Pentecost novena for younger children

    Sr Susan Richert PBVM, a Presentation Sister and school chaplain, has produced a series of activities and prayer for families to use at home with primary age and nursery children in the nine days between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Read more

    Universalis

    Wondering what the readings for the day are? Today, or in a few days? Universalis is here to help! It’s a fantastic resource, there’s also an app (which can more easily adjust to local liturgical calendars)

    http://www.universalis.com

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    From Taize: Two Commitments to Live Intensely

    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.
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  • Latest Resources


    Advent 2020 resources from CAFOD

    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:

    For secondary schools 

    For primary schools

    Prepare the future

    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

    Pentecost novena for younger children

    Sr Susan Richert PBVM, a Presentation Sister and school chaplain, has produced a series of activities and prayer for families to use at home with primary age and nursery children in the nine days between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Read more

    Online event: A Salesian Approach to working in schools

    Salesian Youth Ministry is inviting everyone who works with young people in schools or similar settings to an online event on Wednesday 20 May, at 11:00 am (UK time!), via Zoom. The session will be led by Alison Burrowes, who is the Catholic Education Service’s  North West Hub Development Officer for their  ‘Formatio’ national strategy, which aims to develop Leadership programmes to form, nourish and sustain leaders of Catholic education. Until recently, Alison was Headteacher at Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton.

    Find out more and register

    The Kids’ Bulletin resource for Sunday Mass

    If you haven’t come across it before, the Kids’ Bulletin is a blog created by a Catholic mum in Canada with weekly and seasonal downloadable resources to help children have some fun while getting more out of the readings at Sunday Mass. Now that families are following the Mass at home on Sundays, they are extra helpful in keeping young ones engaged and teaching them about the faith, and would be great for catechists to share with the families in their parishes. Read more


  • News & Blog


    New Facebook group for talking Catholic Youth Ministry

    Catholic Youth Ministry organisations have responded to the turmoil of the past few months by creating online discussions and opportunities for learning, which have been appreciated by everyone who took part. Now, a new online Facebook community has been created through a collaboration by Million Minutes, CYMFed and other Catholic organisations titled Catholic Youth Ministry in England and Wales, to continue and develop on those discussions. Read more

    New programme to help secondary schools support student wellbeing

    Quo Vadis, a new programme from Kenelm Youth Trust (KYT) aims to equip secondary schools to support the mental health and wellbeing of their students.

    KYT will train and support school staff in delivering their 12-session Catholic mental health resource, and guiding students in using the accompanying journal, facilitate Mental Health First Aid training, and provide mentoring training for staff and peer mentors in schools. Read more

    New Award celebrates young people’s response to COVID crisis

    In this year when so many have faced tremendous challenges, Million Minutes has added a new category to its Celebrating Young People Awards, with the support of Cardinal Nichols. The Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Award will enable schools, parishes and communities to recognise the amazing actions of young people (aged 11-25) in their communities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more