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God Is Love

Notes for Parents

Notes for Mentors

(Adult Advisors)

  • Register Youth before submitting award applications.
  • Provide opportunities for youth to complete all 3 chapters in the book.
  • Verify all requirements are met (review award book).
  • Ensure forms are properly filled out and signed.
  • Take completed books to the parish designate for signature.
  • Arrange parish ceremony (optional).
  • Submit award applications and pay fees.

Required Adult Training

(see Adult Training page for more details)
  • Safe Haven (formerly called VIRTUS)
  • GHACCYO Mentor Training
  • GHACCYO God is Love Training

God is Love medal God is Love patchThe God Is Love program helps students discover an appreciation that God created, cares for, and loves us all. Here are some tips as you work through this program with your youth.

The adult guide can be found in the God is Love workbook (pages 4-5). This is a bilingual book with English on one side, Spanish on the other.

There are 3 chapters, each containing the following sections to be completed:

  1. Read Together
  2. Learn Together
  3. Talk Together
  4. Have Fun Together - complete any 3 of the listed activities. There are blank pages at the end to use
  5. Pray Together - use this space to write your prayer or draw a picture


  • Application for God is Love Medal (p. 67)
  • Parent Evaluation­ (p. 69) – filled out by parent
  • Group Advisor Evaluation (p. 71) – filled out by Mentor (one per group)

Don't forget! 4 signatures are needed on the application:

 1. Youth   3. Mentor (Adult Advisor)
 2. Parent  4. Parish Designate

God is Love book

Age of Youth

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Approximate Commitment

1-2 months

Award Received At

Archdiocesan Ceremony
Parish Ceremony
Troop Ceremony

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