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CAFOD Masterclasses for young adults

CAFOD is offering a series of free Masterclasses to young adults 18-30 who would like to develop their potential and skills in fundraising, communications or campaigning. The three short courses run alongside each other, so you can only do one at a time. Read more

‘Complex Catholicism’ report can inform your youth work

The latest research into the lives and faith of young Catholic adults is essential reading for youth workers, and the report is accompanied by a valuable tool for applying the findings to your work with those you already reach, and in giving insights to reaching beyond this group.

The documents can be downloaded from Camino House and CYMFed, and hard copies can be ordered.

See our news article for more on the research and the launch event. 

 

Caritas Volunteer Service makes volunteer matching easy

Looking for the right volunteer opportunities (for yourself or for the young people you work with), or finding suitable volunteers for your project, can be a time-consuming process. If you’re in London or Hertfordshire, Caritas Westminster’s Volunteer Service can match volunteers to projects, with a wide range of opportunities to suit different skills and interests, and the time people have available. AND – here’s the best bit – they want to extend this free service to cover the rest of the UK, which sounds like an excellent idea! (And if you’re in London on Tuesday 5th June 2018, visit their Volunteer Fair)

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‘Trust the Road’: Preparing young people for life after school

The end of the summer term is on the horizon, bringing a time of change for many young people face as they leave or move school. ‘Trust the Road’, by Fr David O’Malley SDB, is a compact and highly useful book from Don Bosco Publications,  that aims to guide them through the changes and choices they face, and offer a map for the road ahead. It’s composed of thought-provoking scenarios from contemporary life that can be read by individuals, or used as a basis for discussion and activities in schools and youth groups. Read more

Easter resources for younger children from the Bible Society

The Bible Society has a range of resources to use with children around Easter. The Seriously Surprising Story is a video of the disciples’ meeting with Jesus on the road to Emmaus. You can download it from the website , or play it on youTube. There is a booklet to accompany the film – minimum donation of £2 for a single copy, or £1 if ordering in bulk. Read more

Missio Lent 2018 resources out now

 

For Lent 2018, Missio have produced Stations of the Cross for secondary schools and colleges. These accessible stations encourage young people to reflect on the lessons communicated through Jesus’ passion and apply them to contemporary issues. A series of CST assemblies to accompany each week of Lent are also available. Download their Lent resources at the Missio website

Mission Together Lent assemblies, activities and much loved daily Calendar, help primary schools journey meaningfully through Lent. Download all these resources at MissionTogether

Advent 2017 Assemblies for secondary & youth groups from Missio

 

Missio has created Advent assemblies to help schools, colleges and youth groups journey towards Christmas. The assemblies focus on Missio’s international projects, enabling pupils to discover how the Universal Church is bringing  the Hope, Peace, Joy and Love of Christ to those living in poverty, regardless of background or belief. Read more

More Education Sunday Resources

Further resources for Education Sunday 2017 are available to download from the Churches Together England website.

They include this cool KS 1 & 2 resource that’s based on Lego!

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CAFOD ‘Mountain top moments’ resources

CAFOD  has two new films available to use with young people when they have experienced a faith-filled ‘mountain top moment’, typically after a retreat, a pilgrimage or an event like Flame, World Youth Day or Brightlights. The downloadable videos are supported by a pdf resource with activities to help young people explore the issues raised in the films, and encourage them to get involved in something that inspires them, to make a difference, to take action. Read more

Lent ideas from Brentwood Diocese

Brentwood Diocese has put together a range of links to Lent activities, from crafty projects like making a crown of thorns or stained glass window to freeze-frame Stations of the Cross.

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Resources for Womens’ World Day of Prayer

Women’s World Day of Prayer 2017 is on Friday 3rd March. It’s one of the biggest ecumenical prayer events worldwide, and each year, Christian women from a different country write a prayer service for a new theme.  This year’s theme , ‘Am I being unfair to you’ is about justice, and was inspired by the parable of the labourers in the vineyard. The order of service for 2017 was written by the women of the Philippines.  Read more

Lent – resources from Mission and MissionTogether

Lent begins on 1st March, so any help we can get with our preparations is very welcome. Missio and MissionTogether have produced a range of downloadable resources for secondary and primary levels.

SECONDARY

Missio has created engaging presentations to help your school journey through the weeks to Easter. Their assemblies employ the relevant Sunday Gospel, highlight Lenten practices, and reference Catholic Social teaching, focusing on a different CST principle each week. The assemblies and available to download at MISSIO

 

PRIMARY

This year, Mission Together’s Lenten resources focus on the theme, Growing in Love. You will find the Lent Calendar, containing a prayer, activity or reflection for each day of Lent.  and the primary resources including Lent Liturgy and accompanying activities, which you can download from MissionTogether.

Assemblies for primary & secondary schools to conclude Year of Mercy

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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

Games for Youth Ministry? There’s an App for that!

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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!
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