The Pope John Paul II Award
The Pope John Paul II Award encourages you to go beyond your comfort zone on a journey of self-discovery. It challenges you to give of your time, your talents, your intellect, and your social skills for the well-being of others and for the Glory of God.”
A message from the Bishop of Ossory
I commend this project to the youth of the Diocese, and I pray that all involved with be greatly blessed by God.
Bishop of Ossory
The Award in the Diocese of Ossory
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 Ossory 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
Parish & Diocesan Pilgrimages
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.
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
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.