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CAFOD: Youth Outreach and Event Coordinator


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Lay Chaplain x2 - Cardinal Wiseman College, Birmingham


For informal enquiries and/or application pack, please contact the school on 0121 360 6383

Chaplain, Loreto College, Manchester


If you wish to view more information about the role then visit

Lay Chaplain, St Mary's RC High School, Herefordshire


Email for an application form and job spec

Lay Chaplain, St Paul's Catholic College, Westminster

A copy of the Job Description can be found HERE

Team Leader, In Reality, Sheffield


Email for an application form or more info.

Lay Chaplain, Bishop Ullathorne, Coventry


Email for an application form or more info.

World Cup Fever?


Are you surrounded by world cup fever? Want to capitalize on it in your ministry? Look no further than this post!

If you're looking for something to talk to young people about in a youth group, assembly, or any other situation, the Pope has had plenty to say about the world cup. You can read his message here: and see what he said to Brazilians here:

If you have a copy of the Tablet around, there are some extracts of players talking about what their faith means to them (it's online, but behind their paywall)

I've seen a lot of things on TV about the social situation in Brazil, and I'm sure many young people have to. To capitalize on this CAFOD have some great resources available here:

If you want to look at the justice and peace themes in a World Cup context even more, you can have a look at this website set up by the World Development Movement who rank the teams on their efforts for global justice issues.

Finally, if -like me- you have very little idea about football, there are many bluffers guides so you can join in and use some of these resources without having to know too much about it! There's one here:

If you come across anything else, please post below!


A BIG Hello From The New Team!

A BIG hello from myself Chris Knowles, and the rest of the Salesian Social Communications Office Team (Salesian Link) who will now be running!

It seems appropriate that our first full day with the site is Pentecost because we hope to further develop the site so that we can do more to resource and support people all over who are working in youth ministry.

We want to say a big thanks to Jack, the editor emeritus of this site, because he created it and has developed it over the years and has supported so many people. Thanks Jack!

For the moment the site will keep going as is, businesses as usual, and in time we hope you’ll be able to see some changes and developments. Please keep and eye out for these, and also keep us and our work in your prayers!

Chris Knowles


After 7 years at the helm, I have decided to sell The Salesian Social Media Office (’Salesian Link') are buying the site and will take control this Saturday, June 7th.

My reason for this is that I feel called to spend less time on the web and to devote more time to the work I am involved in on the ground. I wanted the site to continue as I know it is valuable to a lot of you, and so I was keen to hand it over to the right people. In the Salesians I am certain that I have found the site a great new home! started in March 2007 as a ‘let’s see if this has got any legs’ type of project. It turned out that it did have legs, and the site has grown and grown. At peak times, we can get over a thousand unique visits a day, and the site has been ranked by Alexa as high as 180,000. I still believe that we are the biggest site dedicated to Catholic Youth Ministry in the world.

I would like to take a moment to thank those who have helped me these last seven years.: the posters, the advertisers, the content creators and designers, the people at SMF and TinyPortal, CYMFed and so many more. Special thanks should also go to the faithful few who stuck by the site when it was just a small ‘forum’!

In addition to all these sentiments, there are a few practical things to note:

-If you have access to post on our Twitter or Facebook streams, you will find I have revoked your access. Sorry about that. You will have to renegotiate this with the Salesians.

-The Salesians have also agreed to maintain all confidentiality agreements regarding private boards and personal messages on the forum.

-The admin(AT) E-mail address will transfer along with the site, and so will remain the best way to get in touch with any site related questions.

Thanks & God Bless,

Jack Regan
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