Job Title: Programme Coordinator
Employer: St Cassian's Youth Retreat Centre
Salary: £12,500, plus accommodation suitable for a single person
Job Title: Chaplain
Employer: Basildon Catholic Collegiate Trust
Job Title: Programme Leader
Employer: Southwark Catholic Youth Service
Salary: £15-18k + Acom.
Job Title: Retreat Leader
Employer: Castlerigg Manor, Keswick
Job Title: Assistant Chaplain
Employer: Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School Greenford
Salary: Grade 3 (Points 14 -17) Term Time only plus required time in the summer holidays.
Job Title: Diocesan Youth Worker for Outreach
Employer: Clifton Diocese
Salary: £22,000-24,000 PA
Job Title: Castlerigg Team
Employer: Castlerigg Manor
Job Title: Volunteer Placement
Employer: Savio House
Resources at Random
This is something put together on the old site by the Editor Emeritus Jack Regan. You can download it here!
Years ago, I was asked a rather odd question – if the Catholic Church started canonising non-Catholics, which of them would you like to see made saints? Read more
Pope Francis joined with young people from all over the world, many with disabilities, to talk about the value they had and the good that comes from them coming together. Read more
An interesting little video that gives some of this context and history of Archbishop Romero, due for beatification later this year
This infographic is from FOCUS – The Fellowship of Catholic University Students. Have a look at their blog here: focus.org/blog.
This 60 min+ workshop for young people from CAFOD explores how comics are used for campaigning around the world and gives young people the opportunity to create their own. Why not use this in the run up to the Election? You can find all the resources here.
News & Blog
We really liked this blog post from Phil Ross, the Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Westminster, so we’ve replicated it below
Recent chats around the dinner table have got Phil thinking – we need to hear the voices of more young people!
Throughout Easter my two kids were at home; my son, Andrew, back from university for a couple of weeks and my daughter, Frances, back after a two-year stint at SPEC. It was wonderful to have them back in the fold – except for the increased washing etc!
What did resonate were the family debates we had – often totally random but often truly meaningful, generally out of nowhere and usually involving my kids exhibiting wisdom beyond my expectations.
Over dinner of late, we have discussed ISIS and the Christian crisis in the Middle East and last night it was the general election. With the general election, I was displaying typical middle-age jaundice – “What’s the point etc!” My children riled against me in unison – “You have to vote and even if your vote doesn’t lead to your chosen party taking power, it’s your duty to do you bit!” Crikey.
This had me thinking; where are the young voices as we need to hear them. We need some commentators to help us build a youth debating chamber – to understand more about your approach to the world today, to life, to friendship, to your faith and to help us understand your views.
I’m sure that there are plenty of young adults and young people who have a voice – my recent experience tells me that they have!
WE NEED YOU.
This Sunday is Vocations Sunday, the National Office for Vocations has put up some resources, lots of useful videos that you can use to help young people think about the life changing commitment people make to religious life. You can find their resources here, and you can also see our vocations resources here.
In Australia they have recorded an unofficial English version of the World Youth Day Song! Well done them! You can find out more about it here, and listen to it below.
As you have probably noticed we are in the midst of a general election! While a few parties have bringing the voting age down on their manifestos the reality is that most of the young people you work with won’t be able to vote. But this doesn’t mean they have no role to play! We wanted to just take a few minutes to highlight some of the ways you can start to involve young people in the wider political process, read on for more!
This year I had the great honour in accompanying Don Bosco Tech Students to the Youth Day of the RE Congress here in LA. Living and working out here, I’ve got to experience a number of different events both Salesian, diocesan and non-denominational ran. Read more