The awards are:
The Muiredach Cross Award
The Muiredach Cross Award is the new faith development award of the
Archdiocese of Armagh. Its primary aim is to create opportunities
for our young people to put their faith into action and to celebrate the excellent work currently being done throughout our schools and parishes. In so doing we hope to enable our young people to become a positive influence on the ethos of their school, their parish and community. Central to this is the development of the leadership skills of our young people.
It is hoped that all parishes and schools will participate in what promises to be another excellent opportunity for our young people. The award aims to give our Youth (4th and 5th year students in Northern Schools/Transition Year in Southern schools) the opportunity to demonstrate their faith in action by becoming involved in three school based faith projects plus one parish project. This Award is being pioneered by the ADYC Youth ministry team and already great interest is being shown by our schools and some parishes. The Award will provide a solid platform for those who in later years may go on to take the Pope John Paul II Award.
The Pope John Paul II Award
This award is due to be launched in the Armagh Diocese on Monday 5th October. It is hoped that all parishes and schools will participate in what promises to be an excellent faith development award for our young people. The award aims to encourage the involvement of our Youth more fully in the life of the church by becoming involved at both Parish and community level. It has proven very successful in other local diocese and we hope it will be met with great enthusiasm by our own young people and their parishes.