Pope John Paul II Award

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2/ PJPII Award Guidance for Participants
3/ Record Card
CLICK HERE to download the Editable PDF Record Card 
If you require a hard copy of the Record Card, please contact your Award Leader
4/ Continuous Activity
  • You can claim multiple Activities for periods of Continuous Activity (5 hours or more of Activities on Consecutive Days)
  • Parish Involvement examples: Living Youth Pilgrimage, Lourdes, Summer Madness, Youth 2000, Bible Club, Parish Mission
  • Social Awareness examples: Habitat for Humanity, Saphara, Michaela Camp, Youth Residential
  • You can claim 1 period of continuous activity on each side of the card
  • For how many Activities you can claim, please see the chart below
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5/ Ethos of the PJPII Award

The Pope John Paul II Award is a faith achievement award for young people between the age of 16 and 18. It is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary.

The Award enables participants to take an active part in the life of their Church – in the life of their community and society. It 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.

The Award was created to commemorate the late Pope Saint John Paul II who was so committed to young people and who had such belief and confidence in them.

Making young people visible in their church, community & society
The Award is committed to helping young people enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development through participation in school, parish and community activities. As well as the feeling of personal achievement that a participant will gain from taking part in the Award, participation will help demonstrate the young person’s commitment to a task and goal.

Who is the Award for?
The Pope John Paul II Award is for anyone between the age of 16 and 18. The Award is run by Living Youth for the Diocese  of Down & Connor and is suitable for:

  • Students in Year 13

  • Students in full-time education who have completed GCSE's

  • Anyone between the age of 16 and 18, not in post-primary education

The Award is non-competitive, flexible and voluntary and requires an ongoing commitment. Awards are earned by taking part in Parish and Social Activities – 1 activity per week over 8, 14 or 20 weeks. There are 3 Awards – Gold, Silver & Bronze.

For further information about the PJPII Award in Ireland, watch the video below.