Young People


A new resource for a Reconciliation service with young people in the parish or school, with families and young people or just with young people

In perfect time for the Year of Mercy!

Reconciliation with young people... a toolkit resource

This resource was prepared by the Department of Pastoral Formation With You Always in association with Animate Youth Ministries, and developed by a group of teachers, chaplains, parents, deacons and priests for use with young people and families in the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

The resource comes in a handy ring binder with laminated section inserts and full colour printing.

How to use this resource
  • The resource is flexible and adaptable:
  • It is a tool kit from which you can pick and choose various elements to prepare a Reconciliation service for various contexts.
  • Included are 3 Sample Services of Reconciliation for Young People. These Sample Services can be rearranged to create a Reconciliation service that is right for your parish or school, and the age of the young people with whom you are working.  
  • There are also suggestions for including parents and families in Reconciliation services.  
  • Included in the resource are ideas for prayer stations to use during a Reconciliation service. The movement of young people between prayer stations alone or with a friend adds variety and real opportunities for engagement.  A catechist at each station keeps the young people motivated and directed. Here are examples of prayer stations from St Teresa, Upholland.
  • The Appendix offers suggested activities and music.
Copies will be sent out to all parishes and high school chaplains.  
There are additional copies that may be ordered from the online shop for £25 including second class postage.

The resource is free to download and print out yourself.


Jesus spoke to them... 'and know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.' (Matthew 28:20)

Parents '...will be the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith.  May they also be the best of teachers bearing witness to the faith by what they say and do...' (Rite of Baptism)

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