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The Award in the Diocese of Killaloe
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 Killaloe 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
Top-Ups can be achieved in a number of ways, for example:
Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Each year pilgrims from the Killaloe Diocese travel to Lourdes between the 26th of June and 1st of July. A number of the people who travel are registered as 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.
Each year a pilgrimage of young people from the diocese joins the community of Taizé in southern France. The Taizé Community is made up of over a hundred brothers representing around thirty nations and coming from both Catholic and Protestant backgrounds. Participating in this pilgrimage can be part of this Award.
Trips lasting 4 days or more to work on specific projects, such as home building in Africa.
Retreats - Youth Activities
Taking part in the Diocesan Youth Day, attending festivals such as the Knock Youth Festival or the Clonmacnois Youth Festival, retreats lasting at least two days, or attendance at World Youth Day can 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.