Ascend Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Events for Young Adults in the Diocese

Encounter:

Join us for our next Encounter night in St John’s Church, Parnell Street, Waterford in the Autumn (date to be confirmed!)  What can you expect?  A great talk, music and a time of prayer with other young adults, followed by refreshments and chat afterwards!  Free admission!  For more info contact youthministry@waterfordlismore.ie or ring / text (085) 8623704 or to receive information about this and future events sign up here

Cherished Evening:

Ministry for women aged 18-50.  Join us at Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh for Rosary @ 7.30pm, Mass @ 8pm followed by tea/coffee and lots of chat and sisterhood!  For more info contact Shauna @ 087 137 8364

(Cherished evenings will resume on September 5th)

“Get Used to Different”: A Weekend Retreat inspired by The Chosen TV Series.

Ages 18+.  September 30th – October 2nd. Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan, Co. Tipperary. Watch & reflect on Season 1 Episodes together | Daily Mass | Rosary | Adoration | Hike | Confession | Healing Service |  Full Board Accommodation €195

To book your place contact (052) 6133181 or email info@holyfamilymission.ie | For more info on the retreat contact 087 4042784 or events@waterfordlismore.ie

Diocese of Waterford & Lismore Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: August 3rd – 10th, €725, flying from Dublin. Open to those aged 16 – 35.
For more info / to book a place contact: Roisin 083 3002123 / Annmarie 086 4572353 / Declan 083 4865213

For Expression of Interest forms click here

Deadline for Booking 1st July. Deadline for full payment 15th July.

Other Events to Check Out!

Ascend Resource Packs (To the Heights)

To the Heights is our 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!

Ascend 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 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

Eucharistic Miracles

Euch. Mystics/Martyrs

Stations Resource Pack

Frassati Litany

“I Thirst”

 

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 

 

 

Know your Heart

Lectio Divina Guide

Helpful Bible Passages

 

 

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 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

Growth Mindset

Know your Heart

Choose Joy!

Forgiveness

In my opinion…

Lenten Resources

Facing Temptation

3×5 Daily Examen

3X5 Examen Blank

The Battle of Prayer

Arms Open Wide

Cast the 1st stone?

What are the Stations?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Resources

Easter Playlists

Divine Mercy

Peter Restored

Bl. Edmund Rice

Hear and Respond

Learn to Love

Live in the Present

Graduation Resources

Be my witnesses

Exam Prayers

Pentecost

The Trinity

Corpus Christi

The Loaves & Fish

First Fruits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game Changer Series (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

Bl. Edmund Rice

Prayer with the heart

Frassati Litany

“I Thirst”

Holy Week Prayer 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doodle Prayer

Praying the Rosary

Lectio Divina Guide

Confession

3×5 Daily Examen

3X5 Examen Template

Litany of Humility

The Angelus

Forgiveness

The Battle of Prayer

Divine Mercy

Bible Help

 

The Eucharist

I don’t get anything out of Mass

Eucharistic Resources

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Year

Stations Resource Pack

Trinity Sunday

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Holy Week: “I Thirst”

Holy Week Prayer Time

 

Praying the Rosary

Easter Hope

Vocation Sunday

Nativity of Mary ideas

Exaltation of the Cross

Cloud of Witnesses

Do you like surprises?

Feast of Christ the King

Are you ready?

Advent_Jesse Tree

Online Advent Calendar

 

Prepare the way

Immaculate Conception

Prepare Joyfully

Are you Certain?

Christmas Playlist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Prayer

 

 

Blessing Jar

The 1% Rule

Chalking the Door

Lenten Resources

Face Temptation

3×5 Daily Examen

3X5 Examen Blank 

Easter Resources

Easter Playlists

Divine Mercy

Peter Restored

Good Shepherd

Ascension

Pentecost

The Trinity

Corpus Christi

 

Holy Spirit Bunting

Trinity Bunting

 

Advent & Christmas

Are you ready?

Online Advent Calendar

Advent_Jesse Tree

 

 

Prepare the way

Immaculate Conception

Prepare Joyfully

Are you Certain?

Christmas Playlist

 

 

 

 

 

Family Prayer

 

 

Blessing Jar

The 1% Rule

Chalking the Door

 

Lent / Easter / Pentecost
 

 

Stations of the Cross

Lenten Resources

Face Temptation

3×5 Daily Examen

3X5 Examen Blank

The Battle of Prayer

Arms Open Wide

Cast the 1st stone?

What are the Stations?

 

“I Thirst”

What is Hope?

Easter Resources

Easter Playlists

Divine Mercy

Peter Restored

Ascension

Pentecost

 

 

 

 

 

Vocations

What is a Vocation?

What should I do?

St Maximilian Kolbe

Fr Emil Kapaun

Sr Clare Crockett: All or Nothing Resource Pack

Answer Book

All or Nothing: Sr Clare Crockett Movie

All or Nothing: Sr Clare Movie

Bl. Edmund Rice

Hear and Respond

 

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

Check out the Bible in a Year with Fr Mike Schmitz!

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

 

Youth & Young Adult 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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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