The Award in the Diocese of Clogher
There are 4 Awards - Gold, Silver, Bronze & Papal Cross
Each Award is completed over a 16 month period beginning at the start of the academic year.
Awards are earned by taking part in parish and social activities – 1 hour per week over 8, 14, 20 or 26 weeks.
Those that have completed the Gold Award have a further option of completing the Papal Cross Award.
Diocese of Clogher Award Top-Up Suggestions
Top-Ups will go towards the total number of hours an individual has to complete.
Gold: 6 hours
Silver: 4.5 hours
Bronze: 3 hours
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Each year about 500 people from the Clogher Diocese travel to Lourdes in July. About 60 of the people who travel are assisted pilgrims. These people need special care while in Lourdes. Volunteers are always needed to give them that care. It may be pushing their wheelchair or just accompanying them. Working in Lourdes with the diocesan pilgrimage can be part of this Award.
Lough Derg - 3 Day Pilgrimage
Each year thousands of people leave behind the hustle and bustle of daily life and go back to basics on Lough Derg. The pilgrimage presents a welcome challenge away from our home comforts, as well as a wonderful prayerful and spiritual experience.
There may be other pilgrimages or activities that you are involved in that are not included here but may be relevant, if so, please contact the Pope John Paul II Award Committee for approval.
Trips lasting 4 days or more to work on specific projects, such as orphanages in Romania or home building in Africa.
The Award handbook explains in detail how the Award is run and who is responsible for running the Award in your diocese.