September disappeared and now October is upon us already. The year has just flown past and we only have ONE of each of our events left! Yep... That means only ONE more Twilight Talk, ONE more Training Day and ONE more Praisefest! We know the last few months of the year are always so busy with everyone trying to find time for God, family, friends, school, uni and work (eeek!), but we would love to see you at these events because the year isn't over just yet!
You also have ONE more chance to register for ACYF. Group registrations have been extended so you're not too late to join one of our deanery groups!
Just keep scrolling to find out more.
Sarah and the CYBB Team
upcoming CYBB events.
Twilight Talks - Last One for the Year!
TONIGHT 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: Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy Guest Speakers: Malcolm Hart, Director of the ACBC Office for Youth Where: Crows Nest Hotel, 1 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest When: 6:30-9:00pm, Tuesday 10 October
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CYBB Training Day - Last One for the Year!
CYBB Training Days are an opportunity to gather youth (Yr10+) & young adult leaders interested and involved in local ministry to network, and receive essential spiritual and practical formation.
Our final Training Day for the year will focus on the topic of being missionary disciples, particularly celebrating the ministries in each of our parishes. This Training Day will be an opportunity to reflect on the year, learn from the successes of other youth leaders and start the planning for next year as the Year of Youth approaches! We encourage all leaders, volunteers and coordinators who are involved in youth ministry to attend.
Theme: Serving in a Church of Mission Where: Holy Name Catholic Church, 35 Billyard Avenue, Wahroonga When: 9:30am-2:00pm, Saturday 28 October
Celebrate the last Praisefest for the year and the launch of the Year of Youth! Get a chance to catch up with friends while enjoying our pre event Festival, encounter God through vibrant & honest worship, receive spiritual nourishment, and begin to unpack the theme for the Year of Youth. The launch will also introduce some exciting CYBB initiatives for next year and how you can get involved! Dinner will be provided from 6:00pm before our night begins.
Theme: Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy Host: Wahroonga Parish Where: Prouille Catholic School, 5 Water St, Wahroonga When: 6:00-9:00pm, Friday 24 November
The Sports and Games Day hosted by Chatswood's Acclaim group that was held on Sunday 17 September was a huge success! Gathering young people from across the Diocese, we participated in a day of fellowship and fun. Thank you for all who attended and to all of the event's organisers who made the day so enjoyable. We will definitely be looking forward to the next one.
Watch this space for more exciting activities for the North Shore Hub!
The Alpha Youth Series is still on!
You may have heard about the Alpha Series, but did you know that there is an Alpha Youth Series as well? Share a meal and join the conversation with other young people about how to follow Jesus in daily life. Local young adults David Owsinski and Dana Hawton will be leading the evenings.
Who: Young Adults (18 - 30 years) Where: St Patrick's Church, 76 York St, East Gosford When: Every Friday, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Group Registrations have been extended...
JUST FOR YOU!
We know you are still interested... But where are your registrations?! Surely you don't want to miss out on this AMAZING opportunity to celebrate the young heart of the Church on our own doorstep in Sydney on the 7-9 December.
Although early bird registrations have now closed, it is not too late to register. Full Registrations are now $280 and will include access to the whole festival for all 3 days!
The Archdiocese of Sydney has extended an invitation to the clergy of Broken Bay to register for the festival as a Volunteer. This is a complimentary registration, which will entitle clergy to enter all participant areas of the festival, including any plenaries and workshops. If you know a priest who would like to come, please let us know!
To facilitate the attendance of school groups in the Great Sydney area in particular, as well as university students and young professionals who have work commitments, there is now the possibility to register for either Thursday 7 December or Friday 8 December as a Day registrant. Day registration is $125.
Have a chat with your parish priest or local youth leader about coming along, email email@example.com with any questions OR click the link below to register now! Group registrations will now close on Monday 16 October so there is still time to get your friends together and join us at the festival.
Also, stay tuned for more info regarding dates and venues for our ACYF Formation Sessions coming soon.
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.
NEXT MEETING When: 7.00 - 8.00pm, Friday 3 November 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.
NEXT MEETING When: 7.00 - 9.00pm, Wednesday 25 October Where: St Agatha's Parish, 17 Trebor Road, Pennant Hills RSVP: Sr. Margaret - firstname.lastname@example.org
watch. During September, 20 young people were invited from all over the world to participate in discussions in preparation for next year's Synod on 'Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment'. Watch this video to hear some of the comments about the Church and where it is headed.
read. Tune in to the latest adventure from our own CYBBie Ashleigh Green who recently represented the young people of Australia in Rome. Read what she had to say about the experience here, and keep an eye out for her on the front cover of Catholic Weekly this weekend. (If you see her, maybe even get her signature - she's basically a celebrity these days!)