Happy New Year!
We pray that this year will be full of countless blessings for you and your loved ones with just enough challenges to allow you to grow.
We have so many exciting things in store for you in 2018 but don't forget that we are also in the Year of Youth! The CYBB Year of Youth Pilgrim Cross will be travelling around the diocese and staying with each parish throughout the year, so keep an eye out for when the cross will be coming to your parish community and how you can get involved.
Discussions have also started about World Youth Day, and to get everyone excited about Panama 2019 we are hosting a WYD Launch! Check out the details below along with some key WYD dates for the year ahead.
We can't wait to see you at some of our events!
Kelly, PJ & Sarah
year of youth news.
There are loads of exciting things happening for the Year of Youth on a national, diocesan and local parish level. Although we are really looking forward to the CYBB events, what are you doing in your parish to celebrate the Year of Youth? We cannot wait to hear about your plans so let us know by sending us a message or coming along to our first CYBB Training Day for the year to brainstorm, get more ideas or get some help with how to make these things happen!
Save these dates so you don't miss out on any of our CYBB events!
upcoming CYBB events.
CYBB Training Days
CYBB Training Days are an opportunity to gather young people and youth leaders interested and involved in local ministry to network and learn from other local leaders, as well as receive essential spiritual and practical formation. These days are for all present and potential leaders in parish ministry.
Join us for the first CYBB Training Day of the year for some formation and training about how to engage young people in the liturgical life of the Church, particularly in the Year of Youth and beyond!
All levels of leadership experience are welcome! (Yr10+)
Theme: Engaging Young People in the Liturgical Life of the Church Where: The Light of Christ Centre, 23 Yardly Ave, Waitara When: 9:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday 3 February
Check out and RSVP to our Facebook Event here
World Youth Day 2019 Launch Building excitement and enthusiasm as we begin our Diocesan journey to WYD 2019 in Panama, the night will include a WYD style ‘Bishop’s Catechesis’, worship led by our Praisefest team and a Panamanian themed festival. This night is going to be epic so don't miss out and be sure to bring your friends and family to celebrate the beginning of our CYBB journey to WYD!
Where: Our Lady of the Rosary and The Light of Christ Centre, Hornsby Cathedral Parish When: 6:00-9:00pm, Friday 9 February
Check out and RSVP to our Facebook Event here
Volunteers and Supporters If you would like to help out and get involved, please send us a message! We are looking for a few groups to help out with organising some activities, face painting as well as anyone who has been to a WYD before and would like to share their experience!
Interested in WYD Panama 2019? Save these dates in your calendar!
Join us at our first Twilight Talks for 2018 with discussions about Community Life, one of the eight focus areas of Anointed and Sent. This is an 18+ event which includes music, prayer, table fellowship and of course talking! We invite you to purchase your own food and drinks.
Theme: Getting to know the L’Arche Community Where: Hotel Pennant Hills, 352 Pennant Hills Rd, Pennant Hills When: 6:30-9:00pm, Tuesday 13 February
Central Coast Youth BBQ
Are you from the Central Coast and want to meet or hang out with other young people? Come along to this Polish & Aussie BBQ hosted by Terrigal Parish after the 5pm Vigil! Please be sure to RSVP so the wonderful organisers can have an idea of how many people will be coming. Don't miss out on good food, good music and even better company!
Salvatorian Youth Gathering
We had so much fun, friendship and faith formation last year, so the Salvatorian Youth Gatherings are back for 2018!
Our first event is a movie night and acyf pilgrim reunion/recap on Sunday, 21st January at Pittwater Parish. Come join us for Mass at 6pm, followed by some time to hang out with old and new friends, supper and chill out with a movie. We will finish around 9:30pm. See you there!
Salvatorian Vocation Reflection Day
The Year of Youth in Australia brings you new opportunities to learn more about your faith, make new friends and discern your vocation in life! The Salvatorian Fathers invite all young men to come and join us to also learn more about Fr Francis Jordan (Founder of Salvatorians) and the Salvatorian Society!! Hope to see you there!
Having youth events in your parish? Let us know so we can include it in our next enews (plus we love to hear what you're doing)!
listen. The New Year calls for a new playlist. How about listening to our new Year of Youth playlists on Spotify! Feeling like some Praise music? What about Worship instead? Maybe even start thinking about how to integrate some of these songs into liturgies in your own parish! Which one is your favourite?
read. Sunday 14 January was the World Day for Migrants and Refugees where Pope Francis called for a unified response "to welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate". To read his homily and to find out more about how we can do our part for migrants and refugees, click here.
watch. Feeling nostalgic about ACYF? Why not watch some of the highlights from the festival or how the Church of Australia kicked off the Year of Youth and the festival with the Opening Plenary Session.