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Synod 2021-23 (PNG, 2.2 Mb, 9129x8032)

Synod 2021-23

Fri, 15 Oct 2021

The Synod has now opened and will run through to 2023. There are many resources on the Synod Website that can be used for School Assemblies or Parish meetings.

There are prayers and reflections and the official handbook of the Synod

Schools Competition '21st Century Changemakers' (JPEG, 2.3 Mb, 2421x1653)

Press Release: 25 September 2021

Columbans launch Schools Competition

'21st Century Changemakers'

'Anyone can make a difference: 21st Century Changemakers' is the theme for the 2022 schools' competition launched by the Columban Missionary Society this week.

Young people 13-18 years are asked to consider:...

Diocese of Westminster Resource Collection (PNG, 5 Kb, 225x225)

The Youth Ministry service with the Diocese of Westminster have written and collected resources for youth work.

There are prayers, reflections and reflection videos, games and activities and much much more. Some resources also explain how the activity can be used for Catholic Social Teaching.

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Education Sunday

Fri, 10 Sep 2021

Education Sunday is marked this year on 12 September – just after the new academic year starts. The theme for 2021 is 'A word in season', taken from Isaiah 50:4.
The link will take you to prayers and resources that might help with the services

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Extra-Ordo-nary reflections

Fri, 10 Sep 2021

The team at The Briars with Nottingham Diocese Catholic Youth Service (NDCYS) create weekly reflections based on the Gospel of the week. They present a challenge for the week and give the opportunity for prayer and reflection as well. If you enjoy their videos, let them know by liking their videos, subscribing...

Yocomo Self-Assesment tool for Youth Workers (PNG, 21 Kb, 549x231)

YOCOMO self-assessment tool is based on the ETS competence model for youth workers to work internationally, which has been developed by SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre. It allows you to perform self-assessment in 8 competence areas, on the level of behaviours, knowledge, skills and attitudes....

Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival (JPEG, 288 Kb, 820x542)

Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival (DBGYFF) is the first worldwide festival from the Salesian Congregation to unite all our young people globally to come together on a common project where they can express their creative talents and be rewarded. This festival is our own festival, and is a precious...

Preparing for Marriage with Pope Francis by Arturo Cattaneo (JPEG, 27 Kb, 341x480)

A book that, following Pope Francis, offers inspiration and examples for couples with the goal of touching "the hearts of young people, appealing to their capacity for generosity, commitment, love and even heroism, and in this way inviting them to take up the challenge of marriage with enthusiasm and...

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The Acutis Project

Wed, 18 Aug 2021

Over the various lockdowns in the United Kingdom, our friends at The Acutis Project and NDCYS gave some classes. One of the classes was on Live streaming, another on how to edit a video and another on Graphic Design. It is a great introduction into how to do work in all three areas.

Holyart.com - Religious Items and Sacred Arts (PNG, 164 Kb, 516x353)

Holyart is the first religious art shop in Italy, which sells exclusively on-line!

We are a team of sincere people driven by a simple and clear goal: offering our customers the best service possible! This means unique products, value-for-money prices, prompt answers, safe and easy payment methods, quick...

Act Now - A workbook for Sustainable Project Planning (PNG, 458 Kb, 659x442)

Environmental concerns are very present especially for young people as their future depends on the actions of governments and society today. Just like many others, the young people of the Salesian Youth Movement Austria, saw a turning point at the start of 2019, no more waiting, but acting! Through a...

PrimaryQuoVadisKYT Compiled 1 (JPEG, 417 Kb, 960x960)

In this current climate and time of crisis, there is an urgent need to empower children with confidence and hope for their futures. Lockdown has left many with questions about their faith and anxiety about the future. In response to this, the Kenelm Youth Trust is offering 'Primary Quo Vadis', a Catholic...

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Mission Together has a new set of resources for Lent for Primary age children, along with materials specifically aimed at supporting remote learning.

In addition to their ever-popular Lenten calendar, there are pupil liturgies for each week of lent, along with assemblies and accompanying notes, Sunday...

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Released in time for the Feast of the Presentation, the day dedicated by St John Paul II to consecrated life, a new video sets out to explain to young people the concepts of consecration and to outline what consecrated life means.

Presented by the Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Bulwell, Nottingham,...

BibleHubSwindon 500 (PNG, 35 Kb, 500x254)

The Bible Hub is a scripture resource created by 'Chosen Youth' a group of young people from Holy Rood Church, Swindon. The aim of the Hub is to encourage young people to explore the scriptures in a creative way.

Each month there will be a different theme uploaded by Chosen Youth to support young people....

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Peace Sunday Resources

Mon, 11 Jan 2021

Peace Sunday 2021 is on 17 January, and Pax Christi is offering a range of resources to download for schools, parishes and families.

The resources include a 15 minute children's liturgy (available after 12 January), a PowerPoint and worksheets for schools, a podcast and two new hymns.

The theme, chosen...

CAFOD ADVENT (JPEG, 36 Kb, 650x217)

A range of resources for Advent in primary and secondary schools is now available from the CAFOD website.

The resources include an Advent liturgy with accompanying notes, a reconciliation service, and an Advent calendar in PowerPoint format, which is ideal for daily class prayers.

Download from CAFOD:...

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The theme for this year's National Youth Sunday is 'Together', because that's what we all long to be right now. In addition to loads of new resources, in the spirit of coming together, the youth ministry workers on CYMFed's National Youth Sunday team have created a series of live streams in the lead...

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The Catholic Youth Ministry Federation of England and Wales (CYMFed) has produced video resources to tell young people about the life of Carlo Acutis, the fifteen-year-old Italian, born in London in 1991, who will be beatified at Assisi this weekend.

You can view or download two video resources; an animation...

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Resources for National Youth Sunday (NYS) are now available,focused on this year's theme, Together.

COVID-19 pandemic has affected every part of life. The way we live, work, study, play and pray has all changed. The most significant change has been that we have not been able to do many of those things...

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Prepare The Future

Thu, 10 Sep 2020

Million Minutes has worked with youth ministers and youth leaders across the country to produce an important set of resources to help young people reflect on the global turmoil of recent months, and answer Pope Francis' call to be actively involved in building a better future.

'Young people are prophets...

CAFOD Assembly Still Scaled (JPEG, 811 Kb, 2560x2560)

Join CAFOD online on Thursday 10 September 2020, at 9.30am (primary) and 10am (secondary), to take part with schools nationwide in an assembly to explore the impact of COVID-19 across the world and how we can transform our world together.

An advanced viewing for teachers will be available 24 hours before...

Tree For Fruits Of The Spirit Scaled (JPEG, 130 Kb, 1811x2560)

Sr Susan Richert PBVM, a Presentation Sister and school chaplain, has produced a series of activities and prayer for families to use at home with primary age and nursery children in the nine days between Ascension Day and Pentecost.

The pdf includes outline drawings for the activities, and Sr Susan offers...

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Salesian Youth Ministry is inviting everyone who works with young people in schools or similar settings to an online event on Wednesday 20 May, at 11:00 am (UK time!), via Zoom. The session will be led by Alison Burrowes, who is the Catholic Education Service's North West Hub Development Officer for...

KidsBulletinFullCYW (JPEG, 157 Kb, 766x596)

If you haven't come across it before, the Kids' Bulletin is a blog created by a Catholic mum in Canada with weekly and seasonal downloadable resources to help children have some fun while getting more out of the readings at Sunday Mass. Now that families are following the Mass at home on Sundays, they...

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The Bible Society's range of Easter resources for children will be extra-valuable this year for parents to use at home.

For each animation, there is a set of additional resources including quizzes, colouring sheets and adventure trails. There are also booklets to order for around £2 each. Access...

MissioAtHomeMapSheet 960 (JPEG, 148 Kb, 976x697)

As the coronavirus causes schools to close, Missio has produced free, downloadable resources to use with younger children in homeschooling, or for staff caring for younger children in school, and they plan to add to the range in the near future.

Download colour-in pages, word tasks, prayers and adapted...

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Salesian educator, Fr David O'Malley SDB, has produced a resource for use at home in the coming weeks.

This short prayer pattern follows the shape of the mass and allows you to participate in a homely prayer. It invites Jesus into your home and into your lives for the coming week. It is designed for families...

MissioMissTogLentYearofWord (JPEG, 176 Kb, 960x563)

Lent In The Year Of The Word

Wed, 26 Feb 2020

This Lent, Mission Together and Missio have two ranges of resources and activities for primary and for secondary age groups, geared to The Year of the Word, The God Who Speaks

For primary age children, the liturgies, activities, and the ever-popular popular classroom calendar place greater emphasis this...

NYSSite2019 (PNG, 417 Kb, 711x716)

The new National Youth Sunday website is up and running with a range of resources for use in parishes, schools and families, and by individuals. The CYMFed team preparing the event has chosen the theme "Significance", following on from this year's Flame event, and inspired by Christus Vivit.

In addition...