Thursday, March 24, 2011


New free resource for parish youth groups  |
A new and comprehensive resource for parish youth groups has recently been launched. ‘three one’ is designed to let young people encounter the faith in an engaging way which makes sense to them and answers the questions they are asking about life, God and the Church. It is a faithful representation of the faith, in a contemporary, modern way. The resource is divided into five sections with a total of 40 individual sessions.

Jack Regan from said: “what makes this special is firstly that it’s completely free, but also that it is the product of a lot of people chipping in ideas and contributing to discussions. Many of the sessions are the fruit of chats we have had on the site over many years about what works and what doesn’t. We are hoping that as people use ‘three one’ they will join in with this process and make the resource even stronger in the future.”

This is the first time that has published such a complete resource and they are hoping that it will be the first of many.

‘three one’ starts off by suggesting how to structure a two hour meeting with a senior youth group. Part of that structure includes a time for encountering and learning about the faith, and it is this part of the meeting that most of the resource is aimed at. Each of the forty sessions is different. The approaches and activities change each time and there is a deliberate attempt to engage the young people as much as possible and to use a lot of multimedia.

“As well as the resource itself there is also a website, with a page for each session. Each page has a load of YouTube videos, links and other resources to help out. There is also a discussion thread for each session so that people who use it can come along and chip in their ideas.”

‘three one’ is available free of charge at:

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