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This fantastic video was written by David Wells and Animated by Tree Behrens for CYMFed Flame 2, and is a really powerful way of telling the story.
Free resources with prayers and reflections from Loyola Press in the US. If you go back to the root menu youll find more advent bits and bobs.
This is a brilliant skit about how God changes us and about how we try to resist God and keep control of things too often.
It’s a really beautiful sketch.
Many of us saw Cardinal Tagle on Flame 2, he puts out a Gospel reflection each week called ‘The World Exposed’. They tend to be uploaded on the Saturday night and are on the Sunday readings of the following day. You can find the latest ones through this link!
In the first of our series of short thoughts on prayer, I want to start by cautioning against falling into ‘the time trap’. This is the fallacy which says that the more time for Read more
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:
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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.
Now is the time to make absolutely sure whether anyone in your group needs a visa, because the deadline for processing them is 30th June. In particular, the Polish Consulate has clarified that anyone holding refugee status in the UK, WILL need a visa, even though their papers may state otherwise.
Go to our WYD2016 page to find out who needs a visa, and how to get one in time.