CAN I TAKE PART IN THIS CHALLENGE:
- You must have received your Confirmation
- You must be aged between 12 and 16
- You must be part of the Kilmore Diocese
- You must have completed and sent back your application form
WHAT ARE THE FIVE CHALLENGES?
- Take part in a charity event e.g. Darkness into Light; UNICEF, Concern Ireland, Peter McVerry Trust, Special Olympics Ireland, The Irish Pilgrimage Trust etc.
- Volunteer to be an active member at Mass for a month – read, serve, be an usher, be part of the choir, collect the offertory collection etc.
- Interview someone from a different faith/religious background – write a 500 word essay on how that person’s faith is different to yours
- Record an interview with your Parish Priest, Pastoral Assistant or School Chaplain – you could ask them why they wanted to be a priest/pastoral assistant/school chaplain? What they had to study? What are their daily duties? What is their relationship like with God? What do they like to do in their spare time? You can record it as an audio or video, if you get the person’s permission. The interview should be no longer than 10 minutes.
- Take a picture of and name 10 different churches in the KIlmore Diocese.
IS THERE A COST?
- It costs €30 to join the St. Felim’s Five Challenges.
- Places are limited.
- If you join, you will receive a jersey and rucksack.
- If you complete the five challenges and all work is submitted, you will receive a Kilmore Youth Ministry jersey, backpack, and certificate.
As a school, you can enter a group project for a chance to win the Carlos Acutis Trophy.
Blessed Carlos Acutis (1991-2006) seemed to have a special love for God from a young age, eventhough his parents were not especially devout. His mother said that before Carlo was born, she went to Mass only for her First Holy Communion, her Confirmation, and her wedding. As a young child, Carlo loved to pray. He was known for defending kids at school who got picked on, especially disabled kids. he loved playing video games and his console of choice was a PlayStation or possibly a PS2 which was released in 2000 when Carlo was aged nine. He passed away at the age of 15 having being diagnosed with leukaemia. He was declared ‘Blessed’ by the Church in 2020 with the approval of Pope Francis/
The group project involves the completion of a 1,500 to 3,000 word case study on a saint of your choice. This can be a class project or a selection of first year students from your school who wish to get involved.
FOR MORE INFORMATION – please contact Francis Keaney, Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, at the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan H12 E5C7, telephone 049 4375004 (ext. 103)/086 3977872, email email@example.com