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Faith in Action

 

Young friends don’t wait until tomorrow to contribute your energy, your audacity and your creativity to changing our world. You are the now of God, and He wants you to bear fruit.

Pope Francis

Christ is Alive! #178

What is Faith in Action?

Faith in Action is a National Catholic Award scheme.

The Faith in Action Award encourages young people through recognising, rewarding and celebrating their active faith lived out through service and reflection. The Award helps them connect their life and faith in a tangible manner.

In journeying through the Award, young people should experience a deepening of their relationship with God and find themselves exploring that relationship. It is hoped that through their relationship and action, others will see God’s love through them.

Pilot project

4 parishes are running Faith in Action 

During Spring and Summer 2019 4 parishes are running Faith in Action as a Pilot. This will help us as a diocese to see how Faith in Action can run in our inner-city and rural parishes. Evidence is being gathered that will be presented as part of our on-going development of Youth Ministry.

If your parish would like to be involved in our Pilot project, get in touch!

Where do I find out more?

There is a dedicated CYMFed Faith in Action Website

Click on the link below to find out more about this national awards scheme.

Who can take part?

Faith in Action is for young people aged 10 – 25

Faith in Action is a national award scheme for young people aged 10 and above. The scheme has been designed to be accessible, to acknowledge good works and encourage more, and to ensure that action is rooted in faith. In the Clifton Diocese we are focusing on young people in our parishes, however, Schools & Colleges are also encouraged to take part. If you are a parish youth group, Confirmation group, or just a few friends who want to be involved, just get in touch!

How will Faith in Action run?

Every Parish is invited to put forward a Faith in Action rep!

There are four levels in Faith in Action:

  • Discovery
  • Service
  • Leadership
  • Innovation       

Each level should be completed over the course of 1 academic year (September – July).

Participants accrue credits of service in their parish and / or school and the wider community. The Faith in Action Award builds on what young people already experience in serving others, asking them to reflect upon it so that they may find new ways of living out and exploring their faith. There is an opportunity for both guided reflections, through group reflection points and personal reflection, through journaling. At the end of the scheme, participants submit a final piece of work for moderation before being awarded their Faith in Action Award at a Diocesan celebration.

Parish Faith in Action reps will be responsible for working together with the diocese, deaneries and other youth ministry contacts in a networking group that will be group in geographical areas. They will be asked to promote Faith in Action and to be the point of contact for young people. Don’t worry, training and resources will be provided for all parish reps!