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The Award in the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle
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 Hexham & Newcastle 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
Each year many people from Hexham and Newcastle Diocese travel to Lourdes to care for people with illness and disability. The Lourdes Youth are essential to provide the level of care required. Working in Lourdes can be part of this Award.
There are other voluntary Diocesan and school pilgrimages which involve volunteering. These pilgrimages can also be considered as Award Top-Ups.
Trips lasting four days or more to work on specific projects such as the Peru Mission or projects in Africa can also be considered as Award Top-Ups.
Youth Council activities can also be considered for Top-Ups.
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 through your Parish or School Co-ordinator, for approval.
The Award handbook explains in detail how the Award is run and who is responsible for running the Award in your diocese.