The Pope John Paul II Award is dedicated to the memory of the late Pope John Paul II whoJPII250311-082 had a great connection with young people and visions to encourage their beliefs.  The Award was launched by Diocese of Derry in November 2006. And has been rolled out over various dioceses in Ireland ever since. If you are aged between 16 and 18 and living or going to school in the Archdiocese of Armagh, this award will enable you to become more actively involved in the life of your parish and community.

Saint_Pius_X_Magherafelt_2The Muiredach Cross Award was set up by the Archdiocese of Armagh in 2009 and is aimed at young people aged of 14 to 16. Its primary aim is to create opportunities for our young people to put their faith into action.  This award may be taken as part of your school’s extracurricular programme and will include a project in your local parish. 

If any young people, parishes or schools wishes to receive more information on these awards, please contact Dermot Kelly on 028 37523084 or 07525 774024.

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