An overview of a typical day in the life of a priest.
Welcome to our Catholic youth work Resources archive!
This section is primarily for parish youth workers and those involved in organising groups of young people. You may be a youth worker or leader, or perhaps just a regular young person who wants to start something in their school or parish. Whatever your situation, this Catholic youth work Resources archive is full of ideas for activities, games, praying etc. Use our filter tool below if you’re looking for something in particular. Please bear in mind that many of our resources can be used outside of the designated age range or theme, these are simply here to give you a rough guide!
Young people are given a statement and must decide whether they agree or disagree before defending their decision.
A skit on how God can help us deal with the baggage we collect through life.
Big vs Small involves the group being split into two teams by height, in which they must compete in games that will inherently favour one side over the other.
An old classic, people must run from one side of an area to another without being caught by the people who are on.
This is a team game involving carpet tiles and a little bit of competition.
A large group game that is great for lower secondary school young people and primary school. This game is great requires very little set up but does require a bit of space.
Splitting the group into two teams, they must throw balls at one another and the winning team is the one who hits all the opposing members first.
Groups must work together as teams to cross a marked out area and collect items upon the way, while at the same time ensuring they don’t touch the floor.
A twist on the normal game of dodge ball, this is a handy game for large groups to keep everyone involved.
A skit on God’s love for us and the reconciliation he wants to grant us. Great for older teen audiences.
The main aim of this guided reflection is to help those listening encounter the gaze of Christ
A reflection on the parable of the Prodigal Son from the perspective of the older son.
A reflection on the parable of the Prodigal Son from the perspective of the younger son.
Wrapping up team members and then having a race – toilet paper everywhere but fun!
This Pentecost-themed meditation helps your young people to relate the story of Pentecost to their own lives.