The Award in the Diocese of Limerick
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 Limerick 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:
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.
On a number of occasions during the year, the Diocesan Youth Ministry Team will organise youth activities such as participation in the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, climbing Croagh Patrick, Youth Retreat Days or other pilgrimage activities. Participation in these activities can be part of the Pope John Paul II Award.
Training for Ministry
During the year, the Diocesan Youth Ministry Team will 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 four days or more to work on specific projects, such as orphanages in Romania or home building in Africa.
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 Office for approval.
Award Resources for Downloading
The Award handbook explains in detail how the Award is run and who is responsible for running the Award in your dioceseDiocese of Limerick Award Handbook
The following forms are required to be completed by each Award participant. Your Award leader will be able to assist you with any questions you have.Application & Consent Form
Download Parish & Social Activities Form
Download Safeguarding Agreement Form
Download Award Record Cards
View Record Card Guidelines
Download Reflection Guidelines
Download Reflection Template