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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...

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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...

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This year's Advent calendar for secondary schools from CAFOD has a focus on refugees and includes daily class prayers.

Visit CAFOD for more.

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Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created...




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Creighton University Online Ministry have put together some things full of prayers and reflections. Very text heavy. More here too.

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Advent And Christmas Swatch

Sat, 20 Dec 2014

Really handy prayers that young people can lead themselves! £10 from Don Bosco Publications, the Salesian publishers, click here to order

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Free resources with prayers and reflections from Loyola Press in the US. If you go back to the root menu youll find more advent bits and bobs.

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This is one of the oldest tricks in the youth ministry playbook, and one of the best. It's a great way to get young people praying.You will need a candle that can be passed round – preferably one in a jar. Sit the group in a circle and begin your time of prayer with the Sign of the Cross. Explain...

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Prayer #6 – Letter To God

Fri, 19 Dec 2014

One simple idea which can really help young people to pray is to invite them to write a letter to God… Set an atmosphere, get them relaxed and quiet and give them pens and paper. Put some gentle background music on and invite them to write a letter to God. It can be about anything they want: Asking...

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This is an old worship leaders' method, and it's very effective. It's sort of a combination of personal prayer and collective Praise & Worship.During a reflective or prayerful time get the young people singing a worship song. Preferably the sort of song that's fairly repetitive. At key points in...

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The Examen

Fri, 19 Dec 2014

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