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Resources at Random
A brilliant TED talk by David Steindl-Rast, the Austrian Benedictine.
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
Looking for crucifixes to put in classrooms in a new building? These sites have been recommended in the past! If you find some other suppliers who are good, please let us know!
It’s been all over the news, but is a topic that’s always worth looking at. Find some of CAFOD’s resources about the current crisis that will also be useful after the news stories die down. Find their resources here.
This is one of the oldest tricks in the youth ministry playbook, Read more
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.
In a few days the Catholic Church celebrates World Mission Sunday (23 October 2016), which this year focuses on the restorative work supported by Missio in Rwanda. As the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission, Missio has produced an assembly for secondary schools that ties together the reconciliation themes of World Mission Sunday 2016, with the conclusion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. To download this resource and find out more about Missio and World Mission Sunday, click the picture above.
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.