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CYMFed’s online talks by global youth ministry experts begin on 15 July

‘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.

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New date for Flame

The next Flame youth gathering will now take place on Saturday 19 March 2022 at the SSE Arena, Wembley- so save the date now!

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CYMFed: ‘Are you ready for a Catholic Gap Year adventure?’

 

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 call to share ideas in online conversations

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

Coping with anxiety as Catholics

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

Ready for siLENT?

 

 

“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.

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