The Pope John Paul II Award is now entering its third year in the diocese of K&L. With over 350 young people participating in the award in last 2 years the diocese is now inviting all those in Transition or Fifth Year to consider taking part in this initiative.
Those who have left school but completed Junior Cert can also apply and students in third level education are welcome to participate in the papal cross level of the award.
The PJPII Award encourages young people to get involved in the life of their parish and local community. Through this award students sign up for tasks or activities in their local parish and society. Some get involved in traditional ministries such as choir, reading and extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, whilst others take part in more creative ministries such as Art for Displaying in the Church, Church Decor and Sacred Spaces, becoming a leader with the sacramental preparation programmes or designing a Youth Notice Board. For voluntary work young people are engaged in a range of activities from fundraising, to work in charity shops, to visitation of local residential homes and many through sport get involved in coaching in their local clubs.
There are 3 levels of the award; Gold, Silver and Bronze and students chose which level they want to go for depending on the commitment they want to make. Over the year ahead we will have various trips, pilgrimages and retreats that PJPII Students will be invited to take part in.
If you would like to sign up for the award you can download an application form here