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Resources at Random
The Dominican Students of Great Britain are producing videos for the stations of the Cross this Lent that could be a really great way of doing the stations in a different way, or an engaging resource to help young people put together their own set of stations. They can all be found on their youtube page here.
This Powerpoint Advent Calendar is really useful for use in schools for form tutors to just pick up!
A lovely video summary of Laudato Si from James Martin, great for use with young people!
This is something put together on the old site by the Editor Emeritus Jack Regan. You can download it here!
Remember trading trainers? Then the trade game? There’s a new climate based simulation game for groups! Check it out and find all the resources you need on the CAFOD site here
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.
Stations of the Cross in the Year of Mercy, with Fr Nick King SJ, produced by Southwark Catholic Youth Service.
These can be used for individual prayer and reflection via the podcast, or in larger groups using the videos.
Podcasts and videos are here
On Tuesday 8th December, we begin our Jubilee Year of Mercy which will take us through World Youth Day and many other events, before ending in November 2016. Take a look at the prayer written by Pope Francis especially for the Jubilee Year of Mercy:
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.
Zgubiłem moja grupę!
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.