Resources

Advent 2020 resources from CAFOD

A range of resources for Advent in primary and secondary schools is now available from the CAFOD website.

The resources include an Advent liturgy with accompanying notes, a reconciliation service, and an Advent calendar in PowerPoint format, which is ideal for daily class prayers.

Download from CAFOD:

For secondary schools 

For primary schools

Prepare the future

Million Minutes has worked with youth ministers and youth leaders across the country to produce an important set of resources to help young people reflect on the global turmoil of recent months, and answer Pope Francis’ call to be actively involved in building a better future. Read more

Pentecost novena for younger children

Sr Susan Richert PBVM, a Presentation Sister and school chaplain, has produced a series of activities and prayer for families to use at home with primary age and nursery children in the nine days between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Read more

Online event: A Salesian Approach to working in schools

Salesian Youth Ministry is inviting everyone who works with young people in schools or similar settings to an online event on Wednesday 20 May, at 11:00 am (UK time!), via Zoom. The session will be led by Alison Burrowes, who is the Catholic Education Service’s  North West Hub Development Officer for their  ‘Formatio’ national strategy, which aims to develop Leadership programmes to form, nourish and sustain leaders of Catholic education. Until recently, Alison was Headteacher at Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton.

Find out more and register

The Kids’ Bulletin resource for Sunday Mass

If you haven’t come across it before, the Kids’ Bulletin is a blog created by a Catholic mum in Canada with weekly and seasonal downloadable resources to help children have some fun while getting more out of the readings at Sunday Mass. Now that families are following the Mass at home on Sundays, they are extra helpful in keeping young ones engaged and teaching them about the faith, and would be great for catechists to share with the families in their parishes. Read more