Pope John Paul II Award
Faith in Action Award
WHO IS THE AWARD FOR?
The Pope John Paul II Award is for young people over the age of 16 (post GCSE).
It is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary.
Take an active part in the life of your Church
The Award enables participants to take an active part in the life of their Church - in the life of their community and society. It also enables young people become more aware of the teaching and role of the Catholic Church in the world and to engage at a deep level with Christ.
Participate in school, parish and community activities
The Award is committed to helping young people enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development through participation in school, parish and community activities.
To connect with an Award Leader in your area contact Maria
Download registration forms, record cards and a handbook here on the official JPII website.
The Faith in Action Award, the CYMFed National Catholic Award Scheme, challenges young people in school years 6 to 11 to put their faith into action in their schools, parishes and in the wider community.
There are four Awards for different age-groups: Pin, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each Award requires a level of commitment to service and to reflection. Participants keep a Journal and, to complete the Award, they present a piece of work, in a medium of their choice, to represent their personal faith in action journey.
Many of our Primary Year 6 pupils already live out their faith in generous service to others. This may be through Mini Vinnies or in a variety of other ways. The Award seeks to recognise, affirm and celebrate all that they do as individuals and as a group.
Entering the Award at Pin Level in Year 6 may also encourage children to continue to the next level as they move into secondary school but young people can enter the Award at any stage.
The Faith in Action Award provides a concrete way to enhance parish-school cooperation. The award presentation event will be an opportunity for the school and parish or partnership to celebrate the gifts and achievements of their children and young people.