The online programme has kept an open dialogue between the Derry Youth ministry team and the young people of Derry Diocese.
Essential requirements for the role(s) available include relevant qualification or experience in catechetics, religious education, theology, leadership, pastoral care or youth ministry.
"A substantial number of young people do not ask the Church for anything because they do not see it as significant for their lives."
“How can I bring more of these talented, articulate, faith-filled young people into the daily life and decision-making roles of the Church?”
“We wanted to modernise the interior but also ensure preservation of all the beautiful historic features. People won’t see a drastic change but we hope that they will be very happy with the new look” - Fr Richard Gibbons.
One vocations director voiced the challenge: “It is irresponsible to give up. I don’t know but perhaps all of these changes have to happen within ourselves and our own willingness to change and be opened to a new way of doing things.”
It is hoped that this will offer people the opportunity to engage with the new direction Pope Francis is taking and renewed hope for the life of the Church in Ireland – Fr Richard Gibbons, PP and Rector of Knock Shrine.
49-year-old Fr Fintan Monahan will be installed as bishop at the Cathedral of Ss Peter and Paul in Ennis on Sunday 25 September.
“In keeping with the message of St Pope John Paul II, these young people are answering the call of Jesus to be the hope for the future.”
“Young people should be given the opportunity to be Christ’s joy in the world, in their schools, parish communities or in their wider community.”
"If we don't have youth ministry on a permanent basis in every decent-sized parish in Ireland, we won't have a Church in the future": Director of NET Ministries Ireland.
"Don’t bury your talents! Bet on big ideals, those ideals that enlarge the heart, and those ideals that will make your talents fruitful": John McAreavey.
“Ógra Beo is an opportunity to build on the strengths we already have in our diocese" - Bishop Ray Browne of Kerry.
Fr Michael White to speak about reviving his local church in Maryland.
An opportunity to hear from others about the loss a young person and how they live with that loss.
28 people from parishes across diocese complete first ever Youth Ministry programme.
JPII awards aim to inspire young people to greater participation in their local Church.