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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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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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To support the mission of Catholic primary schools, Mission Together have created lots of new resources for 2019-20 to help pupils engage with the Extraordinary Month of Mission, Little Way Week, and a new assembly to mark the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman – the first new English saint...

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CAFOD has released a range of resources and guides for the 'Give it up' Lent campaign, including video, assemblies, prayer and liturgy, fundraising ideas; an 'action a day' calendar, and templates for publicising school events and fundraising.in newsletters and to local media.

Download them all from the...

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Million Minutes develops new and innovative projects that help empower young people, inspired by the principles of Catholic social teaching, to reach out to those in need. Pictured above is Amy (from For Jimmy) a recipient of siLENT.

They're offering assemblies and workshops to Catholic schools in England...

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Panama2019 has produced a set of catechetical lessons to help prepare young people spiritually for January's World Youth Day. The lessons can be downloaded as pdfs, and cover a range of topics and a variety of activities, following the 'see, judge. act' model.

They're a useful set of resources on faith...

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CAFOD is offering a series of free Masterclasses to young adults 18-30 who would like to develop their potential and skills in fundraising, communications or campaigning. The three short courses run alongside each other, so you can only do one at a time.

The training uses CAFOD's in-house expertise, with...

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The latest research into the lives and faith of young Catholic adults is essential reading for youth workers, and the report is accompanied by a valuable tool for applying the findings to your work with those you already reach, and in giving insights to reaching beyond this group.

The documents can be...

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The second in Pax Christi's series of lesson plans and materials for A-level Religious Studies explores various forms of pacifism by looking at the lives of Christian men and women who have resisted war and violence.

By examining the lives of Christian men and women who have resisted war and violence...

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Further resources for Education Sunday 2017 are available to download from the Churches Together England website.

They include this cool KS 1 & 2 resource that's based on Lego!

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Visit the Churches Together website to access the whole range of resources...

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Catholic Social Teaching in 3 minutes is a fast-paced animation from CAFOD introducing CST for young people. It can be used in classrooms, RE lessons, with youth groups, and particularly fits with Year 8 Unit 6 People of God: Called to Serve RE framework for 11-14s.

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Wednesday the 11th of November is the feast of St Martin de Tours, the first chaplain! Below is an extract from Fr David O'Malley's book 'School Ethos and Chaplaincy', available from Don Bosco Publications and on Amazon

"The story of chaplaincy begins at the gate to the city of Amiens in 337 CE. Martin,...

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King Of Hearts – Nys 2015

Wed, 14 Oct 2015

The 2015 National Youth Sunday Resources are online, you can find them all here, order printed resources from Redemptorist publications, or download them directly from the Bishops Conference Website through the links below.

Liturgical Resources

The liturgical resources provided here enable those celebrating...

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Fantastic Icebreaker Website

Sun, 07 Jun 2015

This site has loads of game ideas, and is broken down to make it easy to find what you want! http://www.icebreakers.ws

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We're heading towards exams, this means many of the young people we work with will be revising, or more likely procrastinating! While it's good for them to get away from these pressures, I always found it was helpful to remind myself of some useful study skills basics so I could be useful if this is...

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This 60 min+ workshop for young people from CAFOD explores how comics are used for campaigning around the world and gives young people the opportunity to create their own. You can find all the resources here.

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Nick Vujicic is a speaker who was born without limbs. He uses his disability as an opportunity to spread the message about the Gospel!

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