Hope all is well and you are overflowing with God's life giving joy and finding new and creative ways to spread it to others. Remember always... you are a unique, irreplaceable and precious GIFT!!! Do keep warm this last four weeks of winter and look forward to the warmer days of spring.
An urgent WYD reminder that if you have shown interest in going to WYD Panama 2019 and not yet paid a deposit, do this asap to secure the limited spots available. Registrations are 85% full and it would be a shame if you intended on going and missed out. We will at the end of this week finalise our Young Adult Pilgrim Group Leaders, so if you wish to be considered for this, see information below.
IMPORTANT: We highly encourage all leaders/potential leaders in Youth Ministry to take the rare opportunity to participate at the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention as it's been hosted in the Sydney region this year. This is the ultimate youth ministry formation event that only occurs every 3 (or so) years. This opportunity should not be taken lightly or missed! Come be informed and formed to go back to your local communities to minister to our youth. A limited number of $200 subsidies are available forthose who wish to register and meet our selection criteria. Please see details below.
Now taking deposit!!! LIMITED POSITIONS LEFT!!!!!!!
We only have limited space available and no scope to broaden our pilgrimage numbers.
On Wednesday 15 August all deposits collected by CYBB will be transferred to Cosmos and your pilgrim registration will be confirmed. Please note that once deposit is transferred to Cosmos by CYBB, their Terms and Conditions will take effect and the deposit will become non-refundable.
Complete all details, ensuring they match your passport
pay your $500 deposit
Please ensure that you have spoken with your school WYD contact and/or Parish WYD Contact.
The CYBB Team will be checking with your school and/or parish to ensure you are a suitable candidate for pilgrimage.
Complete all details, ensuring they match your passport
Pay your $500 deposit
The CYBB Team will be checking with your Parish to ensure you are a suitable candidate for pilgrimage.
Speak with your Parish about how they may support you.
Interested in a WYD leadership Role?
Applications are still open for Young Adult Pilgrim Group leaders. If you are interested, follow the link and complete the online application form. Specific details regarding role responsibilities and compensation are detailed within each link. Applications for this role will close on13 August!
Potential leaders should be aware that a Leaders overnight retreat is planned for August 17 & 18.
CYBB Pilgrim Cross Around Broken Bay The Catholic Parish of Epping and Carlingford hosted the Broken Bay Pilgrim Cross for two weeks, from the 14th-27th July. During these two weeks, they hosted a number of Parish celebrations. The Antioch Youth Group played a significant role in coordinating and assisting in these celebrations which included a Praise and Worship Music night, Taize Celebration, a Retirees Morning Prayer Service, a pizza and social night and a Pilgrim Cross Procession from St Gerard's Church to Our Lady Help of Christians' Church.
The Cross is currently at St Agatha's Parish Pennant Hills, before Travelling to Arcadia and Ku-ring-gai Chase Parishes.
Year of Youth Leaders Newsletter
Throughout the Year of Youth, CYBB wants to support local youth leaders, ministers and coordinators by providing a library of resources and regular updates that can be used in your local parish communities. If you would like to receive Year of Youth resources and updates and didn't receive our first newsletter, click subscribe so we can add you to our list!
Archbishop Peter & New Diocesan Administrator
July turned into a big month as we said our goodbyes to our beloved head CYBBie, now Archbishop Peter. For those who attended the farewell mass and afternoon tea you would know that the affection was most definitely a two way street!!
As we are now in a new phase of administration here in the Diocese, the College of Consultors have elected Fr David Ranson into the role of Diocesan Administrator. Fr David's role is to ensure the vision of Bishop Peter continues through to the appointment of a new Bishop.
How long will we be in administration? When will we get a new Bishop? Who will be our next Bishop??
All of these questions we can not answer but we can assume that the ship will continue to sail this course for some months to come.
Let us continue to pray for our diocese, Fr David in his new role and of course, Archbishop Peter and his new flock in Melbourne.
Plenary 2020 - Youth Involvement
Pope Francis has approved the Australian Catholic Bishop Conference (ACBC) to hold a Plenary Council of the Church in Australia in the year 2020. A plenary council is the highest form of communion between the various local or particular churches of the nations. A process in which each and every member of the Church community are invited to pray, truly listen, to dialogue and discern as to how the Gospel is called to be lived out with renewed vitality amidst new questions and challenges in society today. In calling a Plenary Council the ACBC has recognised that the patterns of change confronting the Church and the wider community impel the Australian Catholic Church to review, analyse and discern the path to be paved for the future of the Church in Australia - We are all called to get involved!
Parish animators across the Diocese of Broken Bay have now been trained and will be involved in getting their communities involved in the process of Listening and Dialogue - Prayer, Reflect, Share & Listen.
To know more about the plenary council and getting our youth involved in the process visit Plenary Council 2020
upcoming CYBB events.
Catholic Youth Broken Bay invites you to Twilight Talks. Join Young Adults (18+) from around the Diocese to connect, share a meal, pray and be nourished by inspiring speakers.
Topic: "Restoring Human Dignity" Guest Speaker: Culture Project Date: Tuesday 7 August, 2018 Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm - Speaker to begin around 7:30 pm Location: Hotel Pennant Hills
This is an open event for all young adults, so feel free to invite your friends and add them to the event page!
Join young people from across the Diocese for our next CYBB 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 an inspiring and relevant message...
A Paella dinner will be provided from 6:00pm before our night begins.
Date: Friday 7 September, 2018 Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm Location: Marian Hall, Pymble Parish - Please enter hall via car park acessible from Bobbin Head Rd.
This event is open to high school students through to young adults up to the age of 30. Invite friends and RSVP event page!
Called to Holiness
Youth Pilgrimage to Mary MacKillop Place
The Salvatorian youth invite you all to a pilgrimage of Mary MacKillop place to reflect on Australia's first saint and be inspired to know what it means to be "Called to Holiness"
Date: Sunday, 12 August, 2018 Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm Location: Mary MacKillop Chapel - 9 Mount Street, North Sydney 2060 Cost: $10 per person (Museum ticket), depending on age and number of people
Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 pm in the chapel*
other youth events.
Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention
The ACYMC is seeking to gather youth ministers from a variety of contexts and ministries including schools, parishes, diocese, movements, religious orders, communities, organisations and ministry to form and inform them for ministry. It is the largest networking opportunity for Catholic youth ministry in Australia.
Want $200 off your ACYMC registration????
CYBB is offering a number of subsidies to the value of $200 to assistant those wishing to attend and meet our selection criteria. If you would like to apply for one of these subsidies, click here!!!
Harmony for Humanity
Unity in Diversity
Youth PoWR is Australia's largest interreligious event for Youth. It aims to give the youth a platform to partake in interreligous dialogue and to have a voice and vote as to what key issues impact on them.
It is a great opportunity for young Catholics to partake in Interreligious Dialogue as it gives an opportunity for the youth to encounter and share the Catholic faith to people of different religious faith and culture. It also allows for them to share ideas and work together with people of good will in confronting problems affecting our human family.
Date: Sunday 19 August 2018 Time: 2:00-5:00 pm Venue: SGI Australia, 3 Parkview Dr, Sydney Olympic Park
$10 donation would be appreciated
St Teresa of Avila:
The Journey to God
Presented by Most Rev David L Walker
Full of rich and timeless wisdom relevant even to this day, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Broken Bay will explore and lead the spirituality of this great Spanish Saint and Doctor of the Church over two sessions.
Celebrating Disciples of All Nations
A personal address by Most Rev Vincent Long
1.00pm-3.00pm - International Food & Live Entertainment 3.00pm-4.30pm - A personal address by most Rev Vincent Long, expert discussion panel "Welcoming, Protecting, Promoting and Integrating Migrants and Refugees" 5.00pm-6.00pm - Celebration of Mass
Venue: The Light of Christ Centre
23 Yardley Avenue,
Waitara, NSW 2077
A discernment event for young adults, ages 18-35, who meet together once a month in order to pray, ask questions and discover their individual vocations or lifetime call from God.
When: Last Wednesday of the month, next meeting: Wednesday 29 August Time: 7.00 - 8.00pm Where: St Agatha's Church, Pennant Hills
Holy Hour for Vocations Adoration, Reflection, Evening Prayer of the Church.
When: First Friday of the month, next meeting: Friday 7th September Time: 7.00 - 8.00pm Where: St Agatha's Church, Pennant Hills
Have you been going through a rough time lately? Keep your eyes fixed on the Lord for "All things are passing and God alone suffices" - St Teresa of Avila: 'It is well by Bethel'!
read. Faith is measured by one's treatment of the poor - Pope Francis
The proclamation of Christ, bread of eternal life, requires a generous commitment of solidarity for the poor, the weak, the least important, the defenseless. This action of proximity and charity is the best verification of the quality of our faith, both on a personal level and on a community level.”