We hope you are all enjoying a little break during the school and university holidays, but can you believe that we are already in the second half of 2017? The time has just flown past, but don't worry because we still have a lot of exciting things ahead of us!
Almost 1,000 young people from our diocese shared their thoughts and opinions through the Synod Youth Survey, and we are so excited to hear what you had to say! If you didn't get a chance to complete the survey, you can still have your voice heard through our Papa's Gelato Bar at Praisefests and Twilight Talks.
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It has almost been a year since World Youth Day Krakow? That's why we are inviting EVERYONE to a WYD Reunion on Sunday 30th July! You probably already got the invitation, but we are so excited to catch up with everyone that we had to mention it again!
Also, another reminder about ACYF! Registrations close on 18 August which is just around the corner. If you would like to come with CYBB, please let us know.
God Bless, Sarah and the CYBB Team
upcoming CYBB events.
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: Hotel Pennant Hills, 344-352 Pennant Hills Rd, Pennant Hills When: 6:30-9:00pm, Tuesday 25 July
It has just about been a year since World Youth Day Krakow 2016! To celebrate, reminisce, and once again share in the joys of this amazing pilgrimage, Catholic Youth Broken Bay invites all WYD pilgrims, supporters, and young people of the diocese to our World Youth Day Reunion. We will begin this celebration with Mass and come together for dinner and fellowship afterwards.
Bring your family, a friend and a plate of food to share for dinner.
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 this month 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
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
Only 5 Weeks until EARLY BIRD registrations CLOSE! 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 12,000 out of 15,000 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 competition details to win great prizes!
More amazing acts for the festival have been announced welcoming international speaker, author and musician Emily Wilson, and musician Emma Fradd, as well as the familiar faces of Gary Pinto, Natasha Pinto and Thérèse Nichols!
CYBB Update North Shore are now in the lead! Don't forget, registrations CLOSE on 18 August, so if you want to join us at ACYF, get online and express your interest at the link below!
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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 26 July Where: St Agatha's Parish, 17 Trebor Road, Pennant Hills RSVP: Sr. Margaret - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Thank you to all of those who participated in the Youth Survey!
If you didn't get a chance to fill out the survey, be sure to find our team at Papa's Gelato at a Praisefest or at Twilight Talks to have your say!
listen. Because it has almost been a year since World Youth Day Krakow, throwback to our pilgrimage and get pumped up for our reunion by listening to our WYD 2016 Spotify playlist!
Or if you are looking forward to WYD Panama in 2019, listen to the new official theme song here!
read. All the Single Ladies is a great article by one of our very own CYBBies, Catherine Day, about being single in the modern age. Catherine's insightful perspective addresses the social pressures as well as the opportunities associated with 'singleness' which can be read here!
watch. Gary Pinto and Natasha Pinto were both at ACYF in 2015, and will be joining us again at ACYF this year! Watch what they had to say about their own ACYF experiences and their advice to young musicians here!