The Award was created to commemorate the late Pope John Paul II who was so committed to young people and who had such belief and confidence in them.
Through the Pope John Paul II Award, young people will be enabled to take an active part in the life of their Church, in the life of their community and society and also become more aware of the teaching and role of the Catholic Church in the world. This will enable young people to engage at a deep level with Christ, whose body the Church is.
The Award is for:
- Students in 4th Year in Republic of Ireland
- Students in full-time education who have completed Junior Certificate
- Students in Transition Year
- Anyone between the age of 16 and 18, not in post-primary education
- The award is non-competitive, flexible and voluntary and requires an ongoing commitment
The Pope John Paul II Awards
Held in Mallow on 4th Oct 2018 for the Cloyne Diocese and Neighbouring Diocese.
The 6th Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony was held in Mallow Community Youth Centre on Thursday 4th October 2018. 53 young people from across the diocese and neighbouring diocese received the award. It was a great achievement for the young people, their families, their schools and local parishes, St Mary’s Secondary School Mallow, The Patrician Academy Mallow, Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Blarney, St Aloysius College Carrigtwohill, Presentation Secondary School Mitchelstown, Killavullen Parish, Kinsale Community School and Sacred Heart School Clonakilty.
Guest speaker on the night was Fr Luke from the Servants of the Home of the Mother who along with his community of another priest and two brothers have recently moved to Mallow. They will be ministering/working with the young people across the Diocese, in school and supporting their families in sharing faith and life. Fr Luke surprised us with his contemporary piece of beat boxing on his harmonica and got the crowd going.
To find out more about the John Paul II Awards please contact Bernadette on 086 8031126.