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New ‘Gap Year Opportunities’ booklet

Spending a gap year in a Catholic programme, or as a member of the team at a Youth Retreat Centre, offers young adults the opportunity to discern their future path, develop valuable skills and gain experience in working with young people that will provide a valuable basis for many future careers. A new booklet offering information on Catholic gap year opportunities available across the country and overseas,  has been produced by Ryan Wilkinson, Youth Officer with the Diocese of Leeds. Read more

New ‘Youth Days’ for 2022 Oberammergau Passion Play

As opportunities for travel tentatively begin to open up, the village of Oberammergau in Bavaria is inviting young people 16-28 from all over the world to take part in a new initiative, ‘Youth Days’ in the lead-up to the next performance of its famous Passion Play in May 2022. Read more

CAFOD seeking applicants for G7 delegation in June

CAFOD is seeking young people aged 18-35 who are interested in campaigning with CAFOD to join their G7 youth mobilisation to Cornwall in June.

Please apply by 23.59 on Monday 22 March 2021. CAFOD will let you know by 29 March if you have been successful in gaining a place. Read more

Music competition for young adults

The National Office for Vocation is working in partnership with Vocation Ireland and international colleagues to run the ‘Vocation Music Award’. Young musicians age 18 – 35 are invited to compose a song on the theme of vocation. Entries will be voted on and the top six win a CD production with their song. There are also cash prizes for the top three entries, of €2000 for first place, €1000for second, and €500 for third place. The deadline for submissions is 31st July. Read more

Poverty and Pandemic – online discussion

As part of its series of online events on social justice themes, Justice and Peace Scotland is hosting a discussion on Sunday 7th March, 4:70 – 7pm, entitled Poverty & Pandemic. While the focus for the discussion is on Scotland, the impact of COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated the inequalities and divides in society everywhere, with children and young people deeply affected.

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Join HCPT’s International Day of Prayer, 11 February

The pandemic situation has meant HCPT’s life-changing pilgrimages to Lourdes are postponed, but the global HCPT family is coming together online on 11 February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, for its first International Day of Prayer, and everyone is invited to join them, on their Facebook page or YouTube channel. Read more

Accompaniment workshop from Million Minutes

Don’t miss your chance to take part in a workshop from Million Minutes in early February exploring ways to develop and support a culture of genuine accompaniment of young people. The workshop is being offered at different times on three dates, Wednesday 3, Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 February, so there are more opportunities to attend. Read more