Join us for our next Encounter night in St John’s Church, Parnell Street, Waterford on Friday 13th October 2023. What can you expect? A great talk, music and a time of prayer with other young adults, followed by pizza and chat afterwards! Free admission! For more info contact [email protected] or ring / text (085) 8623704 or to receive information about this and future events sign up here
Catholic Women’s Ministry (Ages 18+). 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 (Back in September 2023!)
Other Events / Activities 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!
The Liturgical Year
|Christmas / New Year Resources|
Holy Week & Easter:
Sr Clare Crockett Resource Pack
"The Chosen" Resource Pack
Episode Links for Season 1:
- Episode 1: https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen/watch?vid=S1:E1
- Episode 2: https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen/watch?vid=S1:E2
- Episode 3: https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen/watch?vid=S1:E3
- Episode 4: https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen/watch?vid=S1:E4
- Episode 5: https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen/watch?vid=S1:E5
- Episode 6: https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen/watch?vid=S1:E6
- Episode 7: https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen/watch?vid=S1:E7
- Episode 8: https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen/watch?vid=S1:E8
Game Changer Series (Saints & Heroes)
- A Saint? Who? Me?
- Cardinal Van Thuan
- Bl. Chiara Luce Badano
- St Maximilian Kolbe
- Fr Emil Kapaun
- St Therese of Lisieux
- Sr Clare Crockett
- St Faustina
- St Francis of Assisi
- Blessed Carlo Acutis | Carlo Acutis Posters | Carlo Acutis Novena
- Cloud of Witnesses (All Saints)
- Mexican Martyrs
- Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice
Prayer with the heart
- How to Pray
- Let God and Let God reflection
- Pier Giorgio Frassati Litany
- I thirst for You (Mother Teresa)
- Holy Week Prayer Time
- Doodle Prayer: Remain in Me
- The Rosary
- Lectio Divina Guide
- A Guide to Confession
- 3 x 5 Daily Examen and Template
- Litany of Humility
- The Angelus
- What Forgiveness Means
- The Battle of Prayer
- Divine Mercy
- Bible Passages in Times of need
- End of Year Reflection ideas
- Prayer Spaces Pack
Prayer Space Posters
- Be these (salt and light) | Darkness cannot extinguish light | Let your light shine
- Season of Creation (Hildegard of Bingen)
- Too Busy to Pray (St Francis de Sales)
- Eucharist (Jose Maria Escriva)
- True Education (Tolkien)
- Originals Vs Photocopies (Bl. Carlo Acutis)
- Spirit lead me (Hillsong)
- Love your neighbour (Mother Teresa)
- Christ has no body now but yours (St Teresa of Avila)
- When I see the heavens (Psalm 8)
- Humility (CS Lewis)
- Attitude of Gratitude
- St Francis Quotes
- REnewal Prayer Space Pack 2022
- Prayer Themed Posters
- What is a Vocation?
- What should I do?
- Hear and Respond (John 10:27-30)
- Hear and Respond (John 10:10)
- Holy Hour for Vocations template
Confession / Forgiveness / Reconciliation
- What is Forgiveness (Mt 18:21-35)
- What forgiveness means [Luke6:27-38]
- Woman at the Well [John 4:5-42]
- Spiritual Blind Spots (John 9:1-41)
- Leaving 99 (Does God love some more than others?) [Luke15:1-32]
- PRAYER: Litany of Humility
- Arms Open Wide [Luke15:1-3,11-32]
- Cast the First Stone [John 8:1-11]
- 3 x 5 Daily Examen (Lk 9:28-36) / (Matthew 17: 1-9) / Blank Template
- Witness to Mercy
- The Call of Matthew
Helpful Resource Packs for Schools
- Season of Creation
- REnewal Conference Resource Pack 2022
- Prayer Spaces in Schools Pack 2022
- Pope John Paul II Award Diocesan Brochure
- Beginning of School Year Resource Pack
- End of Year Reflections
- Graduation Liturgy Resource Pack
- Exam Prayer Service
- The Chosen Resource Guide (Season 1)
- Sr Clare Crockett Pack
- Bl. Carlo Acutis Pack
- Cloud of Witnesses Pack (November / All Saints)
- Stations of the Cross Resource Pack
- Pentecost Resource Pack
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.
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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.
Check out the Catechism in a Year with Fr Mike Schmitz!
With this podcast, Catholics will:
- Read the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church in 365 days
- Understand the essentials of the Catholic Faith and why they matter
- See how Church teaching is rooted in Sacred Scripture
- Absorb over 2,000 years of Sacred Tradition
- Encounter God’s plan of sheer goodness
- Transform their relationship with the Church that Christ founded.
If you have ever wanted to understand what it means to be Catholic and allow those truths to shape your life—this podcast is for you!
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
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