LY Faith Guide
An interactive video series that explores the basic concepts of the Christian Faith. This entertaining video series will have you thinking of you faith in a way you have never done before and gives you chances to pause for questions with friends. Living Youth have been using this resource for 5+ years and would advise it for those in Year 13 and upwards.
Click Here for the first 5 Youth Alpha Episodes on YouTube.
Click Here for full access to the Youth Alpha Videos & Resources (though you will have to register).
Click Here for the Living Youth questions guide to accompany the episodes.
Focus Equip - Bible Study App
The Focus Bible Study is available in PDFs online and on Android and IOS. It guides you (alone or with friends) though over 100 different topics of study in the Bible including Sex, Relationships, Leadership, Prayer, The Call to Greatness and many other topics.
Check out www.churchservices.tv for hundreds of weekly Masses across the UK and Ireland, including all your favourite Parishes. There are Masses and services from early morning through to late evening, and you can filter churches by County to find your local Church.
Check out www.youth2000.ie at 8pm every Tuesday for a Live Youth Prayer Group. Youth 2000 provide retreat across Ireland for young people and have plenty of Local Prayer Groups. Check them out also on:
Join Fr. John, Fr. Mike, Fr. Michael, and Fr. Nathan for their humorous podcasts exploring the wise, the wacky, the funny, the important and the moving aspects of our Catholic Faith. This podcast has been running for 10 years and was set up by four friends while training to be priests.
Faith, pop culture, and headline reflections with Fr. Mike Schmitz Ascension Press. Fr. Mike is brilliant at relating today's Catholic message to young people today and has spoken at many youth conferences and is part of the Altaration Programme Videos.
Leah Darrow, a former model and contestant on America’s Next Top Model, has a driving passion to inspire women to do something beautiful with their lives. She is now an international Catholic speaker, writer, and host of the popular Do Something Beautiful podcast.
Check out the Life Teen website for The Ultimate List of Catholic Podcasts, covering a wide variety topics relevant to you. Our top picks were listed above though.
Life Teen have loads of YouTube videos updated constantly and covering Catholic humour, teachings on Scripture, Catholic perspectives on current events, Live Stream Teenager Small Group, Lectio Divina and many others.
For those involved in Catholic Youth Ministry, Formation or Teaching in any way, check out the Leader Training Vlogs every Wednesday and also flick through the Webinar Library of previous topics.
There is an array of fantastic, well produced Christian Music out there that covers a variety of genres. Please find below our guide to some top playlists across a variety of platforms, and some of the top artists out there.
Christian Music can be used not only to enjoy listening to, but can be used for times of prayer and reflection.
I recommend the "YouTube - Mix of Top Christian Music Playlist" if you are after all the big hits.
Top Artists & Genres
Please find below some of the main artists in Christian Music, a brief description of where they are coming from, and the genre of their music. They have music available on all the major music platforms, so there are just links to their google page which shows all of these.
Matt Maher – is a Catholic contemporary Christian music artist, songwriter and worship leader from Canada., and worship leader from Canada. He has written many big songs used across the world such as, Lord I Need You, Your Grace is Enough and All the People Said Amen.
Matt has an acoustic feel to his music and would have a similar sound to some pop bands.
Hillsong Worship - is an Australian Christian music praise & worship group from Sydney, Australia. They come from a Church where the focus of their ministry is praying through music.. The have produced songs such as, What a Beautiful Name, Oceans, and Shout to the Lord.
Hillsong have a soft rock feel to their music but it is very emotive, reflective and uplifting.
Rend Collective – are a local band from Bangor (Co. Down) who have gone global. They have written songs such as Build Your Kingdom Here, My Lighthouse and You Are My Vision. They played at the World Meeting of Families and were on stage directly after the Papal Mass.
Rend Collective have an energetic folk sound to them and would be similar in style to Mumford and Sons.
Matt Redman – is probably the biggest Christian Music Artist of the past 20 years, writing songs such as, 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul), How Great is Our God, and Blessed Be Your Name.
Matt has a mixture of musical sounds from pop, to acoustic, to high energy, check him out.
Audrey Assad – Light piano and reflective music
Bethel Music – Meditative and peaceful acoustic music, with lots of big songs.
Chris Tomlin – Uplifting praise prayer music
Tim Hughes – Lots of great songs you may recgonise
Laudate - #1 Catholic App
Download the Laudate App for all Prayers, Readings, Bible Verses, Rosary, Podcasts and so much more. This is the #1 Catholic App and is free. Download it FREE to your phone for resources for personal prayer.
Universalis has all the daily prayers of the church and gives you a chance to join in with Catholics from all around the world, praying the same prayers daily. Why not try Night Prayer before bed each night.
Check out the Pure in Heart website for articles and podcasts on Sex and Relationships, covering such topics as:
What is Chastity? Practical ways to live it out.
God’s plan for Sex.
How to prepare for your future spouse?
Go to www.pureinheart.ie for the full range of resources.
Fortify is a free app that helps people in overcoming their viewing habits or addictions to pornographic material.
This App is for men and women, teenagers and adults from all backgrounds.