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Alpha Youth Film Series

Alpha in the US have created some really good videos directed to young people. It’s not a Catholic resource, but is focused more on questions and opening up a space for people to start to engage with their faith, so we think it’s well worth looking at! Read more

Climate Action Simulation Game

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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

King of Hearts – NYS 2015

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 The 2015 National Youth Sunday Resources are online, you can find them all here, order printed resources from Redemptorist publications, or download them directly from the Bishops Conference Website through the links below. Read more

Migrant Debate Resource from the Columbans

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Migrant Crisis?: The Big Debate

A PowerPoint from Columban Justice and Peace Education. For use with young people to explore refugees and faith responses.

The Columbans Justice and Peace Education team have created this resource to for their work, but wanted to share it with a wider audience.

You can download it here!

Commissioning Chaplains – Fr David O’Malley SDB

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Taken from Fr David O’Malley’s Blog

This is the time of year when many chaplains are commissioned or re-commissioned for service in school communities. Commissioning can be a very helpful experience for both the chaplain and for the school community because:

  • It highlights the spiritual dimension of the school and the seriousness with which the school approaches its ethos.
  • It emphasises the different role and relationships that the chaplain has to maintain within other professional relationships at school.
  • It allows the school to recognise its formal links to the church as a a church school, especially if the dean or some local clergy take part in the commissioning.
  • It is a formal invitation for others to recognise and pray for the chaplain and be ready to support their work.

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CAFOD Refugee Crisis Resources

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.

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The E-Testament

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The Salesian Media Office shares a reflection, video and prayer each week to help young people reflect on the Gospel reading for the coming Sunday. It’s updated each week and is a great resource for young people themselves and form time prayers!

You can find the site here: http://www.the-etestament.co.uk

 

Be Revolutionary: A CAFOD Confirmation resource

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CAFOD have put together a really great confirmation resource called ‘Be Revolutionary’!

You can find everything you need to know about it, and the resources themselves on CAFOD’s site here

“In this Confirmation resource we hope to provide an adaptable set of activities that you can integrate into your own Confirmation programme. The aims of the activities are to enable your confirmandi to explore the concept of justice and feel part of the global Church. We also provide some practical ways for young people to put their faith into action.”

Bread Reflection

This is a lovely Eucharistic reflection on bread from Fr David O’Malley SDB

Laudato Si Summary

A lovely video summary of Laudato Si from James Martin, great for use with young people!

Laudate Si Resource

This is a video produced by the Vatican to go out as they publish the whole forty thousand word document. It is in English, as well as Italian and Spanish. Read more

The Word Exposed – Cardinal Tagle

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!

Revision, that time of year again…

We’re heading towards exams, this means many of the young people we work with will be revising, or more likely procrastinating! While it’s good for them to get away from these pressures, I always found it was helpful to remind myself of some useful study skills basics so I could be useful if this is what they needed.

I just found a couple of great posts on the Talking Donkey RE site with videos that are really great!

You can find more here Read more

Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Jubilee Year of Mercy!

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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; Read more

BBC Witness, Archbishop Romero

An interesting little video that gives some of this context and history of Archbishop Romero, due for beatification later this year

CAFOD Climate Comic Campaigning!

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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.  You can find all the resources here.