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    Job Title: Youth Minister
    Employer: Sacred Heart Parish, Wimbledon
    Salary: JNC Youth and Community Salary Scale Pts 11 – 14 (£21,254 - £24,243 + ILA £2,983)
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    Job Title: Lay Chaplain
    Employer: St Mary's RC High School, Lugwardine, Hereford
    Salary: £22,937- £27,123 pa (subject to Governors' approval)
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    Job Title: Chaplain
    Employer: Finchley Catholic High School
    Salary: £25,000 pro rata (term time only)
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    Job Title: Retreat Team Volunteer
    Employer: Savio House
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    Job Title: Gap Year Volunteer
    Employer: Animate Youth Ministries
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    Resources at Random

    Lampedusa Cross – Resource for reflection on the refugee crisis


    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. The Lampedusa crosses,  hewn by an Italian carpenter from the wreckage of boats carrying people across the Mediterranean, are symbols of hope.

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  • Latest Resources

    Lampedusa Cross – Resource for reflection on the refugee crisis


    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. The Lampedusa crosses,  hewn by an Italian carpenter from the wreckage of boats carrying people across the Mediterranean, are symbols of hope.

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    A Song for the Year of Mercy from CJM


    Inspired by Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter Misericordiae Vultus, CJM Music has produced a song available for free download.

    Through its three verses, Face of Your Mercy, keeps the focus on the person of God the Father, whose mercy we see revealed in Christ, who calls us to be the face of God’s mercy as the Body of Christ in the world.

    Listen to a sample, and download a free copy of the melody and guitar lead sheet music for Face of Your Mercy, in PDF format from the CJM website

    Video: Catholic Social Teaching in 3 minutes

    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.



    Music for Lent from CJM Music


    CJM Music has settings for each of the five Sundays of lent – and they are free to download.

    On Ash Wednesday and the first Sunday of Lent, the psalm texts seem to speak more of our need for God’s mercy. The remaining Sunday’s of Year C, as we hear Luke’s account of the Transfiguration and other texts from Luke about conversion, the psalms invite us to “see the goodness of the Lord.”

    Of course, the Psalms can be prayed and sung outside of Mass too. Sing them during morning prayer and assembly; in the classroom or staffroom, during Children’s Liturgy of the Word. And make the most of them during your Lenten Reconciliation Services.

    Download here

    Putting together a service of reconciliation? See these ideas for songs of mercy and reconciliation.

    CYMFed National Catholic Award Scheme – resources launched



    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.

    A set of resources is now available for the scheme. The product of a two-year collaboration between CYMFed member dioceses and organisations, the resources have been created for use by young people from age 11 to 18. The scheme is flexible enough to be adapted to local need and can be run in either a parish or a school setting.

    Materials are provided to guide leaders as they help participants glue together what they learn about faith, their own personal experience and their response to the needs of the world in which they live.

    Written by a group of youth ministers and chaplains from across the country, the scheme is adopted by CYMFed and has received many endorsements.

    The resources can be purchased here

    Stations of the Cross


    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

    The prayer for the Jubilee Year of Mercy

    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. Below is the prayer written by Pope Francis especially for the Jubilee Year of Mercy:


    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;

    made Peter weep after his betrayal,

    and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.

    Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:

    “If you knew the gift of God!”

    You are the visible face of the invisible Father,

    of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:

    let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.

    You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness

    in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:

    let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.

    Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,

    so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,

    and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,

    proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,

    and restore sight to the blind.

    We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy,

    you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.


    CAFOD Advent Calendar


    CAFOD have created an interactive 2015 Advent Calendar that includes stories of their work, daily readings and quotes from Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si.

    You can find the advent calendar on their website here!

  • News & Blog

    Taizé Community – Birmingham 2017


    In cooperation with the churches of the city, the Taizé Community will be facilitating a young adult gathering in Birmingham next year, over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, 28/04-1/05, 2017. Brother Alois, prior of the community, will take part.

    16-35 year-olds are invited for the full weekend. 16-18 year-olds may alternatively come for a one day programme, just on the Saturday. The prayer gatherings will be open to people of all ages.

    Main events over the weekend will take place in city-centre churches: St Chad’s Cathedral (Catholic), St Philip’s Cathedral (Anglican), The Church at Carrs Lane (Methodist and URC), and St Martin in the Bull Ring, Birmingham’s ancient parish church.

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    Celebrate 20 years of ministry at Brightlights 2016


    Brightlights is celebrating three different 20th birthdays at this year’s festival. Brightlights itself,  Alton Castle Retreat Centre, and  CJM Music Collective are all marking 20 years of ministry, and there’s never been a more exciting time to spend a weekend at Alton Castle. With great live music, engaging speakers, interesting workshops, fun activities, opportunities for prayer, and beautiful liturgies, why would you want to be anywhere else?

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    WYD2016: Ask questions & share ideas on our community forum

    The Pope’s schedule for WYD in Krakow has been announced, and the time to prepare seems to be going by so fast!

    If you have any ideas to share or questions to ask, share them with the CatholicYouthWork.com community. Please use the new WYD topic on our forum, and we’ll be working with Teresa at the National Office for Vocations to get the right answers to your questions, and make sure your ideas and info get around. It’ll also be a great way to make new connection with other Catholic Youth Workers before you get there.

    Happy planning!

    Booking open for Flame 2017


    Booking is open for the next Flame on 11th March 2017 at the SSE Arena, Wembley. Book before 11th October and catch the early bird price of £18 per person (full price £22)

    The theme is 10,000 Reasons  …  and Matt Redman has confirmed he is performing and is looking forward to joining everyone. In the meantime, the Flame 2017 team will be sending out updates which we’ll post here.

    ‘Spread the word and together, let’s gather 10,000 young people this time next year!’

    Here’s a trailer to build the aniticipation:

    You can download the booking form and poster from the CYMFed website

    Mont Saint Michel encourages young pilgrims to new Priory welcome centre


     A famous site for pilgrimages and retreats for centuries, Mont Saint Michel has recently opened a new project, bringing the Priory back to life as a welcome centre with accommodation for visitors and pilgrims.

    The Mont-Saint-Michel Foundation is keen to encourage schools, colleges and youth groups to visit for a retreat, a pilgrimage, or a tour for a choir or orchestra, and fully experience the spiritual and cultural aspects they provide.

     Download more information on the history and current work of Mont Saint Michel below.

    Faith in Action Awards – Scheme Launch Event

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    Following the national launch of the CYMFed National Award Scheme,’Faith in Action’, the work of helping each diocese with implementation is now under way, with Middlesbrough holding the very first Diocesan Launch on Friday 15th April.

    The day is being hosted jointly by MYMission and the Diocesan Schools Service, at the Park Inn Hotel, York, and is primarily aimed at school
    Chaplains, Heads and Heads of RE. May of those who contributed to the development of the materials and the delivery structure will be speaking.

    There will be places available for people from outside the Diocesan area who are interested in the scheme to attend and learn more about it.

    Download the leaflet for more information and a booking form.
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