Ascend Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry & Young Adult Initiatives

Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis” is a Catholic Zoom Series for Young Adults aged 18 – 35 and provides a space where young adults can journey together in their faith.

Join us for our new series, “The Chosen”. 

“Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this show is for you.”

Join us for an episode of the acclaimed series, and discussion afterwards, Wed 2 Feb – 30 March: 8.00 – 9.15pm. 

Registration is essential: Click here

Revive

The Bible in a Year

The Bible in a Year Podcast from Ascension Press guides Catholics through the Bible in 365 daily episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way. This podcast has been number one in the US since the beginning of the New Year! 1) Read the ENTIRE Bible; 2) Feel more confident about your understanding of Scripture; 3) Experience the transformative power of God’s Word in your daily life; 4) Start seeing the world through the lens of Scripture. Note that some readings contain adult themes and may not be suitable for children.

Available on:  Spotify / YouTube / Apple Podcasts / Website

To the Heights:

Weekly Diocesan Youth Newsletter, with Gospel-themed resources, music, apps, testimonies, challenges and more…  Why not start a “To the Heights” Club, using the resource pack each week!

 

Click here to download this week’s interactive newsletter and resource pack

 

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Ascend YM Weekly Resource:

Check out our newest weekly resource. Use it in RE classes, with youth groups or in your own home!  Check out the suggested activities, questions to reflect on, video and music content, Scripture links and prayer ideas too!  Just follow the hyperlinks to access the videos and music!

Check out our other Ascend YM resources in the drop-down menu below!

Ascend Youth Ministry Resources (by category):

Download our resource packs:

All our resources are available to download as pdfs in the sections below to use with your youth group / RE class.  Follow the hyperlinked text to access the videos and music associated with the resource packs!

All Resources

No Couch Potatoes Allowed

Eucharistic Miracles

Eucharistic Mystics/Martyrs

Stations Resource Pack

Who or What is the Trinity?

Frassati Litany

“I Thirst”

 

Divine Mercy

Doodle Prayer:

Praying the Rosary

Lectio Divina Guide

 

 

 

 

What should I do?

Fr Emil Kapaun

 

What is Hope?

What is a Vocation?

 

 

 

 

 

Bored by Mass?

 

The Wind and Waves 

God’s Timing 

 

 

 

Your Time

God’s Providence 

What’s your burden? 

What Faith means?

A Future not Our Own

Need to declutter? 

St Maximilian Kolbe

 

 

A Saint? Who, Me?

Letter to my Future Self

Ephphatha_Be Opened

Nativity of Mary ideas

Titles of Mary

Consecration (School)

Consecration (Group)

Exalting the Cross

Seven Sorrows of Mary

Are you an Influencer?

Litany of Humility

The Test of Three

What is Love?

Francis of Assisi

Bl. Carlo Acutis

Being a Superhero

Struggle with faith?

Cloud of Witnesses

 

Be a Cheerful Giver

Do you like surprises?

Feast of Christ the King

Advent_Are you ready?

Advent_Jesse Tree

 

Prepare the way

Immaculate Conception

Prepare Joyfully

Are you certain?

Christmas Playlist

Blessing Jar

The 1% Rule

Chalking the Door

Water into Wine

Why God Became Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advent & Christmas

Advent_Are you ready?

Advent_Jesse Tree

Online Advent Calendar

 

Advent_Prepare the way

The Immaculate Conception

Advent_Prepare Joyfully

Advent_Are you certain?

Ascend_Christmas Playlist

Ascend YM_Family Prayer

 

 

Blessing Jar

 
Game Changers (Saints & Heroes)

St Maximilian Kolbe

Fr Emil Kapaun

A Saint? Who, Me?

St Thérèse of Lisieux

Sr Clare Crockett

St Faustina

St Francis of Assisi

Bl. Carlo Acutis

Cloud of Witnesses

Mexican Martyrs

The Immaculate Conception

Sr Clare Crockett Resource Pack

Sr Clare Crockett: All or Nothing Resource Pack

Resource Pack Answers

All or Nothing: Sr Clare Crockett Movie

All or Nothing: Sr Clare Movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dive into Scripture

Lectio Divina Guide

Helpful Bible Passages

Mark 4:35-41

Mark 5:21-43

Jonn 6:60-69

John 6:24-55

John 6:1-15

John 6:30-34

Mark 6:1-6

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Mark 7:31-37

Mark 8:27-35

Mark 6:7-13

Mark 9:30-37

Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48

Mark 10:35-45

Mark 10:46-52

 

Advent_Are you ready?

Jesse Tree_Scripture

 

John 2: Cana

 
 
Vocations

What is a Vocation?

What should I do?

St Maximilian Kolbe

Fr Emil Kapaun

Sr Clare Crockett: All or Nothing Resource Pack

Sr Clare Crockett: All or Nothing Resource Pack Answer Book

All or Nothing: Sr Clare Crockett Movie

All or Nothing: Sr Clare Movie

Prayer with the heart

Pier Giorgio Frassati Litany

“I Thirst”

Holy Week Prayer Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divine Mercy

Doodle Prayer: Remain in Me

Praying the Rosary

Lectio Divina Guide

 

Confession

Litany of Humility

The Angelus

Helpful Bible Passages 

 

The Liturgical Year

Stations Resource Pack

Who or What is the Trinity?

Eucharistic Miracles

Eucharistic Mystics / Martyrs

“I Thirst”

Holy Week Prayer Time

 

Divine Mercy

Praying the Rosary

What is Hope?

What is a Vocation?

Nativity of Mary ideas

Why do we exalt the Cross?

Cloud of Witnesses

Do you like surprises?

Feast of Christ the King

Advent_Are you ready?

Advent_Jesse Tree

Online Advent Calendar

 

Advent_Prepare the way

Immaculate Conception

Advent_Prepare Joyfully

Advent_Are you certain?

Ascend_Christmas Playlist

 

 

 

 

 

Ascend YM_Family Prayer

 

 

Blessing Jar

The 1% Rule

Chalking the Door_Epiphany

The Eucharist

Eucharistic Miracles

Eucharistic Mystics/Martyrs

I don’t get anything out of Mass

 

 

 

 

 

REVIVE

ReviveRevive:

Are you tired of being bored? Frustrated? Feeling restless? 

Join with Holy Family Mission in association with Ascend Youth Ministry for REVIVE  for a live stream event for young people on www.holyfamilymission.ie   With music, prayer and time for sharing how God has worked in our lives! 

Check back here for upcoming dates.

At a time when the outside world has stopped, come to revive your life!  Click here to learn more!

Our Lady

Nativity of Mary ideas

Titles of Mary Wordsearch

Praying the Rosary

Consecration Prayer Schools

Consecration for Youth Groups

Seven Sorrows of Mary

 

The Immaculate Conception

The Angelus

Ascend YM: Logo and Vision

Youth Ministry Officer:

​Nodlaig Lillis is a native of Ballindangan Parish in the Cloyne Diocese and has been involved in youth ministry for over 20 years. She is a qualified English and Religious Education teacher, with over 19 years’ experience teaching in Doneraile, Co. Cork. Nodlaig also has a Diploma in New Evangelisation and Youth Ministry, as well as a Certificate in Studies in Catechism of the Catholic Church from Maryvale Institute. Her experience in parish ministry includes serving as Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist and of the Word, delivery of Sacramental Preparation Programmes for Children and their parents, Music Ministry, Youth 2000 Prayer Group leader, and Parish Web design and Social media. A former Munster Regional Leader with Youth 2000, Nodlaig was very also involved in the areas of Music Coordination and PR. She worked for four years on “Teen SpiriT: A Celebration of Teen Talent and Christian Faith” in the Kerry Diocese, and for the past ten years has worked extensively with Summer Faith Camps in Ardmore, Dungarvan and Tramore, as well as in the Cloyne, Limerick and Kerry Dioceses, including the online Campa Mhuire Mháthair in July and December 2020.

The Youth Ministry Office is located in St John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford City

Tel: 085 8623704
Email: nodlaig.lillis@waterfordlismore.ie  / youthministry@waterfordlismore.ie

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Check out these links:

Holy Family Mission
Ignite Ireland
Verso l'alto podcasts
Tweeting with God
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Online with Saints
YouCat
Radio Maria Ireland
Stations of the Cross (Holy Family Mission)
The Chosen Series
Home of the Mother Youth Website
Alpha Ireland
All or Nothing Documentary
Youth 2000 Ireland
Paving the Way Home
Mary's Meals
Sr Clare Crockett Resource Pack
Called to More
Pope John Paul II Awards
Word on Fire