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Dear CYBBies,

Firstly, a BIG thank you to Lindfield-Killara parish for hosting the last Praisefest and for all who attended! It was an incredible night where we had the opportunity to learn about the Holy Spirit and listen to Fr Chris Eaton MGL. (Seriously, his talk was amazing, but his rap skills were on point!) Thank you as well to those who came to Twilight Talks in Manly on Tuesday night to hang out with us and head CYBBie, Bishop Peter.

Exciting news about ACYF - Registrations are now OPEN and there has already been over 12,000 young people registered!
If you haven't done it already, jump online to register your interest through TryBooking so you can join us at Australia's largest gathering of young people since WYD 2008!

REMEMBER, there are only 2 weeks left to send a message to Pope Francis through the Synod Survey! He wants to hear from you, and so do the Bishops of Australia (: 

God Bless,

Sarah and the CYBB Team
upcoming CYBB events.

Twilight Talks
Join Young Adults (18+) from around the Diocese to connect, share a meal, pray and be nourished by inspiring speakers. We invite you to purchase your own food and drinks. 

Theme: Get Off the Couch and Into the World
Guest Speakers:  Massimo Faggioli
Where: Hornsby Area - Venue TBA
When: 6:30-9:00pm, Tuesday 25 July

Click here to go to the Facebook Event 
Click here to download the flyer

CYBB Training Day
CYBB Training Days are an opportunity to gather young people and youth leaders interested and involved in local ministry to network and receive essential spiritual and practical formation. Potential and present leaders will receive training and background on the Australian Mission & Vision for Youth (as found in Anointed & Sent). Our topic for the month of April will be “Safeguarding the Hope of the Church”.

Theme: Safeguarding the Hope of the Church
Guest Speakers:  Jodie Crisafulli & Anita Biddle
Where: Wahroonga Holy Name Catholic Church
When: 9:30am-2:00pm, August 12 August

Click here to go to the Facebook Event 
Click here to download the flyer

Join young people from across the Diocese at our term 3 PRAISEFEST! Get a chance to catch up with friends while enjoying our pre event Festival, encounter God through vibrant & honest worship, and receive spiritual nourishment through a reflection from Mary; "The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His Name". Dinner will be provided from 6:00pm before our night begins.

Theme: "Great Things"
Host:  Epping and Carlingford Parish
Where: TBA
When: 6:00-9:00pm, Friday 1 September

Click here to go to the Facebook Event 
Click here to download the flyer


other youth events.
Holy Hour for Vocations
You are invited join our gathering for an hour of adoration, reflection, prayer of the Church and music. First Friday of the Month from February to November.

When: 7.00 - 8.00pm, Friday 7 July
Where: St Agatha's Parish, 17 Trebor Road, Pennant Hills

Samuel Group - Discernment Program
Samuel Group is a discernment group for young adults, ages 18-35, who meet together once a month in order to pray and discover their individual vocations or lifetime call from God. The purpose of the program is to equip young adults with the tools they need to approach vocational discernment with peace, joy and confidence. Participants will learn how to make decisions according to God's will through prayer and spiritual guidance. Last Wednesday of the Month, dinner is provided.

When: 7.00 - 9.00pm, Wednesday 28 May
Where: St Agatha's Parish, 17 Trebor Road, Pennant Hills
RSVP: Sr. Margaret -

Click here to download Promotional Materials 
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Divine Retreat Centre - Youth Retreat
This retreat will give everyone opportunities to hear from God in amazing worship experiences, and help us to realise God's greater destiny in our lives.

When: Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 July
Where: Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby
For more details go to 
Click here to download Promotional Materials

positions vacant.
Youth Ministry Co-ordinator
Lower North Shore Catholic Parish is made up of the faith communities of St Thomas’ Willoughby, St Philip Neri Northbridge and St Leonard’s Naremburn.
The Parish invites applications for the role of Youth Ministry Co-ordinator to begin work with the Parish staff in late July 2017.
We are seeking a committed Catholic who shares our passion and vision for ministry with young people. The Youth Ministry Co-ordinator will be responsible for planning, coordinating and resourcing ministries for youth, aged 12-18 and young adults up to age 35. The primary focus of this ministry will be fostering relationships through the establishing of parish based youth groups and formation opportunities.
For more details please contact Fr Brian Moloney

Click here to download the position description.
Director of Youth Ministry
An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of the vibrantleadership team at the Catholic Parish of Pittwater. The Director of Youth Ministry aims to uphold the following goal for Youth Ministry in the Parish of Pittwater – ‘To develop and maintain a young Catholic community of disciples that really lives the Gospel’.  The Youth Minister will work under the leadership of the Parish priest and with other parish staff and leaders, and will be responsible for the youth programs and events in the parish. 

Classification: Part Time (18-20 hours)
For full job description and details please visit or email
Applications close Friday 28 July 2017

ACYF news.
Speak with your local parish/school about how you can register for ACYF. 
  • The age range for the festival  is students in year 9 through to young adults aged 30.
  • $250 Early bird registrations close 18 August but hurry because 12,00 people have already registered for the festival!
  • Although the Official Theme Song competition has now closed, the two other creative competitions are still open! Check out the  Art and Short Film competitions.
  • A few of the acts have already been announced including Fr Rob Galea, Steve Angrisano, Sr Mary Rachel, Genevieve Bryant, Fr Chris Ryan MGL and... drum roll please... MATT MAHER! (Kelly is super keen) 
CYBB Update
Although it's early days, we already have 9 people confirmed for joining the CYBB groups at ACYF but we want as many youth as possible there!
Which Deanery will be on top next month? Will it be yours?
Join a Deanery group by visiting the link below
Express your ACYF interest here

synod news.
(And let the Pope know how you feel!)

Calling all young people! 
If you're aged between 16-29, Pope Francis wants to hear from YOU! Pope Francis has given the whole Church an opportunity to hear the voice of young people from all over the world, but that voice is your voice! 
Complete the survey by 2 July and you also go into  the draw to win a set of Dr Dre Headphones!

Complete the Survey Here

If you don't know who Matt Maher is, or you just want to get pumped up for the headline act for ACYF, we have a playlist for you! Listen to it on Spotify here.
Still not quite sure what the Synod is, or why everyone seems to be talking about it? Pope Francis has written a letter to you about it! Read the letter here. Want to write back to him? Then you can fill out the Synod Survey to have your say about 'Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment'.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) has announced that 2018 is the Year of Youth. It will begin with the largest gathering of young Catholics since WYD08 at ACYF! Watch this beautiful video celebrating the Young Heart of the Church here in Australia! 
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