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Resources at Random
This is something put together on the old site by the Editor Emeritus Jack Regan. You can download it here!
Not sure if it’s a memorial, or want to plan your calendar in advance? This is your authoritative source! The site can be accessed here.
Wednesday the 11th of November is the feast of St Martin de Tours, the first chaplain! Below is an extract from Fr David O’Malley’s book ‘School Ethos and Chaplaincy’, available from Don Bosco Publications and on Amazon
“The story of chaplaincy begins at the gate to the city of Amiens in 337 CE. Martin, a young soldier in the Roman army, was walking into the city during a bitterly cold winter. The crowds were hurrying past a half-naked beggar who was close to death. Martin, unpaid and having only his military uniform, stopped and looked at the man who gazed back at him expectantly, with hand outstretched. After a slight hesitation, Martin took out his sword and then removed his cloak and sliced it through the middle giving one half to the man and using the other half to cover himself again. Read more
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Read more
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These are great reflections that you can use in prayers throughout the way through Lent. You can find them on their site here.
This is a great video from CRS (US CAFOD) by the Archbishop New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Mission Together is a lead partner in ‘Little Way Week’ (October 3 – 9), a Catholic Bishops’ Conference initiative for schools.
Their Little Way Week primary and secondary assemblies teach pupils about St Thérèse of Lisieux and encourage them to follow her simple spirituality and her Little Way. Annotated PowerPoints for the assemblies, lesson plans for KS 3, 4 and 5, and an accompanying primary school activity are available to download free from their website.
Visit the Mission Together website to download resouces
The Apostleship of the Sea has some great assembly and lesson plans based on the ‘Apostle of the Slaves’ on its website.
The resources are for Stage 2 and 3/4, and provide interesting material on his life and work, and on how the Apostleship of the Sea follows in his footsteps in ministering to seafarers today.
It’s a rainy afternoon, the activities you’d planned aren’t going to work now, and despite your wealth of youth ministry experience, Plan B is well and truly in the back of your mind and you’re struggling to bring it forward. Sound familiar? This could help!
Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN), Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and CAFOD have come together to produce a resource to enable the Catholic Community to reflect on the European refugee crisis, drawing inspiration from the famous Lampedusa crosses.
Inspired by Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter Misericordiae Vultus, CJM Music has produced a song available for free download.
Catholic Social Teaching in 3 minutes is a fast-paced animation from CAFOD introducing CST for young people. It can be used in classrooms, RE lessons, with youth groups, and particularly fits with Year 8 Unit 6 People of God: Called to Serve RE framework for 11-14s.
CJM Music has settings for each of the five Sundays of lent – and they are free to download.
Launched in early February 2016, at the CYMFed National Leaders’ Congress, the Faith in Action Award Scheme acknowledges and celebrates young peoples’ involvement within our communities. The award encourages volunteering and offers points for reflection. The award is split into four different levels tailored to different age groups.
News & Blog
The long-awaited digital songbook for How Can We Keep From Singing? Volume 3 is due for release on Friday 2nd September, containing printable sheet music, lyric and chord sheets for the collection of songs previously released in audio CD.
And there’s more great news! If you pre-order the CD-ROM before the release date, CJM Music is giving a massive 20% discount on the usual cost.
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You pause for a moment to take in the amazing atmosphere of World Youth Day – and when you look round, your friends have moved on into the swirling crowds …
Not long now, but before you set off, check this list of top tips from the British Embassy in Poland.
Top Tips for Trouble-Free Travel to World Youth Day 2016
Pope in Poland, a dedicated web portal giving all the latest news and information on World Youth Day 2016, has been launched by the Polish Press Agency and the Catholic News Agency.
Left it late but still yearning to go to Krakow? Last-minute registration is open until 22nd July.
Click this link to access registration services
With 14 days to go to the start of the main WYD event, pilgrims are already gathering in Poland.
The first participants to arrive for the July 26-31 World Youth Day in Krakow, south Poland is a group of 29 young people from Gabon in central Africa.