‘The God who speaks in a digital world’, the first of a series of online talks for the youth ministry community, will be streamed live on YouTube by the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation (CYMFed) at 11:00am on Wednesday 15 July 2020. Father Michel Remery, national youth chaplain for Luxembourg, will talk about the Church’s embrace of modern technology in recent months and its importance in this Year of the Word. Watch it here.
The next Flame youth gathering will now take place on Saturday 19 March 2022 at the SSE Arena, Wembley- so save the date now!
Fr Fabio Attard SDB, the Salesians’ General Councillor for Youth Ministry worldwide for the past 12 years, was the speaker at this week’s online meeting for members of the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation of England and Wales (CYMFed). Read more
A joint project between University College London and Imperial College London is seeking responses from young adults aged 16-24 as part of an online study into how COVID-19 is affecting the lives, mental health and well-being of this important cohort of our society. Read more
Most of us are taking stock of our lives right now, and considering options for a future after lockdown. A gap year as a member of the team at one of the Catholic Youth Retreat Centres offers a fulfilling experience while gaining skills that are useful in so many careers
CYMFed ( Catholic Youth Ministry Federation England & Wales) is working with all the retreat centres to guide people to information on Catholic Gap Years in the UK, so take a look at the inspiring video above, and if you or any of the young people you work with, would like to know more, visit CYMFed’s Gap Year page, where you can find the websites of all of the retreat centres. We also have some opportunities listed under the Volunteering ads on our site.
A year on from the publication of Christus Vivit, Million Minutes is inviting you to join conversations to explore how the Church can accompany young people in this time of sustained crisis, and into the changed future that will emerge. The online conversations over the coming weeks will enable everyone to contribute and discuss ideas. Read more
It’s a natural human response to be worried and anxious in these strange times, especially as many youth workers are concerned about their older relatives as well as their children and the young people they support. But for some of us, maintaining our mental health through all of this can be a real struggle. The Catholic Mental Health Project has produced some guidance to help Catholics protect their mental health during coronavirus. Read more
“May we try to listen and be silent in order to make space for the beauty of God” – Pope Francis.
Million Minutes is again encouraging us all to have some time in silence during Lent, to focus better on the things that matter, and to raise money to support young people who don’t have a voice. You and your students or youth group members can take take part in lots of different ways, at any time right up to Easter.
Applications for the Faith in Politics Catholic Parliamentary and Public Affairs internship scheme close on 28 February 2020.
So – I imagine by now, even the most laid-back of you have finished all your preps for National Youth Sunday – but don’t forget that the new website will still be there after 24 November, and its resources are valuable all year round.
Take another look and keep going back – there will be material to help you in so many situations – like the video above from Robert Madu.
Have a great National Youth Sunday 2019!