On Tuesday 24, January 2023 the diocese of Clonfert held their Annual Pope John Paul II Award ... read more
The Award in the Diocese of Clonfert
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.Gold AwardSilver AwardBronze AwardPapal Cross Award
Diocese of Clonfert Award Top-Up Suggestions
Award Top-Ups are given in recognition of the extra activities that Award participants are already involved in.
Top-Ups will go towards the total number of hours an individual has to complete.
Gold: 6 hours
Silver: 4.5 hours
Bronze: 3 hoursTop-Ups can be achieved in a number of ways, for example:
Many parishes organise pilgrimages, either specifically for young people, or for the wider parish community, but open to young people. Participation in this type of activity can be part of the Pope John Paul II Award.
Diocesan Youth Activities
On a number of occasions during the year, the Diocesan Youth Ministry Team may organise youth activities such as participation in the diocesan pilgrimage to Knock, Youth Retreat Days, Youth 2000 retreats or other pilgrimage activities. Participation in these activities can be part of the Pope John Paul II Award.
During the year, parishes may extend an invitation for young people to participate in training programmes. These training events can also be part of the Pope John Paul II Award.
Trips lasting 4 days or more to work on specific projects, such as orphanages in Romania or home building in Africa. The Immersion Projects which bring young people to Zambia or other areas to work in a voluntary capacity in schools and communities can also be part of the Pope John Paul II Award.
There may be other 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.
The Award handbook explains in detail how the Award is run and who is responsible for running the Award in your diocese.