Job Title: Retreat Leader (Live-in)
Employer: Diocese of Westminster
Salary: £15,250 pa + basic accommodation (less £26 per month charge for utilities)
Job Title: Volunteer Missionaries
Employer: SPEC, Westminster Youth Ministry
Team Vacancy from January 2017 Living out our faith, living in community, doing youth ministry Castlerigg Manor, the Youth Retreat Centre for the Diocese of Lancaster, is seeking volunteers to join the team from January 2017. We are looking for applicants who are over 18 (by the time of starting) and show a high level of […] Read more
Job Title: Retreat Team Volunteer
Employer: Savio House
Resources at Random
The young Einstein has an interesting exchange with one of his teachers about the existence of God.
This is a good video for answering one particular objection to the existence of God (the problem of evil)
One organisation which can play a vital part in your efforts to build on the Flame experience is CAFOD. Read more
Not sure if it’s a memorial, or want to plan your calendar in advance? This is your authoritative source! The site can be accessed here.
Really handy prayers that young people can lead themselves! £10.50 including UK p&p from Don Bosco Publications, the Salesian publishers, click here to order
This is a really helpful page that can dispel some of the myths young people sometimes latch onto about the Bible! Check it out here.
National Youth Sunday in 2016 marks the conclusion of the Year of Mercy The NYS website reflects on this Sunday’s Gospel, and on acts of mercy:
Missio have crafted Advent assemblies for secondary and youth groups. Each presentation includes scripture, prayer, opportunity for reflection, and links the key themes of Advent with our call to be missionaries of God’s love throughout the year.
Download these and Epiphany and Baptism of the Lord assemblies on the Missio website
Don’t mention Christmas yet … but … are you preparing for Advent in school?
Mission Together has lots of resources to use with children in Advent, including a daily Advent calendar, a quiz on symbols used at Christmas, hand-craft activities, and an Advent liturgy. Download them all at missiontogether.org.uk
On December 8th 2015, Pope Francis initiated a Jubilee Year of Mercy. This special year concludes on 20 November 2016.
To mark this, Missio, the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission, and its children’s branch Mission Together, have produced Primary and Secondary versions of the assembly Our Mission; To Be Merciful. These assemblies focus on the key themes of the Jubilee, help explain mercy and mission, and emphasize the ongoing call to act mercifully. Our Mission; To Be Merciful can be downloaded free from our respective websites: www.missio.org.uk and www.missiontogether.org.uk
As the refugee crisis continues, CAFOD’s Advent calendar this year has the theme ‘welcome the stranger’ – one of the corporal acts of mercy, and includes scripture and daily actions.
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.
News & Blog
In their 20th anniversary your, CJM Music will take their Advent concert out to venues in three new areas – Liverpool, Wolverhampton and Sutton Coldfield.
The first of concert was held in Birmingham in 1996, and the mission is the same two decades on – to move and inspire us with the longing and expectation of Advent, and the joy of the incarnation.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Sat 3 Dec, 7:00pm // LIVERPOOL
St Francis Xaviers Catholic Church
Fri 9 Dec, 8:00pm // SUTTON COLDFIELD
Holy Cross & St Francis Catholic Church, Walmley
Sat 10 Dec, 7:30pm // WOLVERHAMPTON
Ss Peter & Paul’s Catholic Church
We’ve updated our round-up of the best resources we’ve found, and will keep adding to it as more are published, but if you’ve found something reat we’ve not mentioned, or would like to share your own resources, let us know!
To see all of our Advent Resources, do head to our Advent/Christmas resource page here.
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.