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Dear CYBBies,

Pssst... Guess what? Throughout Lent the CYBB team has been praying for you. I mean, we pray for you throughout the year as well, but we have been praying particularly hard for you this season. Our hope is that through this time of prayer and reflection, you have had an opportunity to encounter Jesus in your life; Maybe it was in a conversation you had with a friend, or something that stood out to you during Mass on Sunday, or maybe you haven't encountered your 'ahh' moment yet. But don't worry, we will keep you in our prayers as we all prepare our hearts, minds and lives for the celebration of Easter.

As we draw closer to Holy Week, we encourage you to get involved with your local communities, as well as invite you to Palm Sunday Mass where we will gather to celebrate World Youth Day 2018 as a Diocese. 

Also, don't forget that WYD info sessions are being held in Terrigal tonight and Chatswood tomorrow night, so come along for more information for any pilgrims interested in World Youth Day Panama 2019. Stay tuned for other events and information coming your way soon!

God Bless
Sarah & the CYBB Team

year of youth news.
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!
upcoming CYBB events.
WYD 2019 Info Nights

Have you heard about World Youth Day 2019 Panama? To learn more and see what opportunities lie ahead, don't miss our Promo & Info Sessions!
We will have 3 (of the same) sessions at 3 different locations, so choose one that suits you! Each one aims to present the finer details of the WYD pilgrimages to Panama to potential pilgrims, their parents and carers, as well as community leaders.

Dates & Venues:
6 March - Our Lady of Good Counsel, Forestville (Thanks for coming!)
7 March - Our Lady Star of the Sea, Terrigal
8 March - Our Lady of Dolours, Chatswood (TOMORROW)
Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Palm Sunday World Youth Day Mass

Bishop Peter invites all the young people of Broken Bay to gather and celebrate World Youth Day 2018 and Palm Sunday. We will begin with a festive World Youth Day celebration leading into Mass which starts with readings and a procession from outside the Cathedral, Waitara.

If you are interested in volunteering - with logistics, ushering, hospitality, media, liturgy, etc. - or even if you don't know what you might want to put your hand up for, please let us know!

Where: Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, 23 Yardley Avenue, Waitara
When: 4:30 - 7:30pm, Sunday 25 March
RSVP via Facebook or email.
Did God create the Universe, or was there a Big Bang? Find out why we say “yes” to both… and how the glory of the Maker of the Stars can be found in understanding the science behind how He did it. 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: Maker of the Stars
Guest Speaker: Br Guy Consolmagno, Director of the Vatican Observatory 
Where: Hotel Pennant Hills, 352 Pennant Hills Rd, Pennant Hills
When: 6:30-9:00pm, Tuesday 24 April
RSVP via Facebook or email.

other youth events.
Discernment Evenings
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 28th March
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 6th March
Time: 7.00 - 8.00pm
Where: St Agatha's Church, Pennant Hills
Shine Student Conference
Attention Catholic secondary school students! If you haven't heard about the shine conference, talk to your school's REC to come along to hear talks by Steve Angrisano, CSYMA and CYBB! This event is open to secondary school students only.

Guest Speaker: Steve Angrisano
Where: St Peter's Catholic College, Tuggerah
When: 8:30am-3:30pm, Monday 14 May
Cost: $10 per student
Register at
Download the flyer here.
Frenchs Forest Parish - Youth Coordinator Position
Frenchs Forest Catholic Parish is seeking a Youth Ministry Coordinator (initially 8 hrs p.w.) to plan, resource and implement an interesting program of youth activities for youth aged 12-18, and young adults aged 18-35. Hours are flexible, but will include some evening and weekend work.

Applications close Friday 16 March 2018.
For more info including the selection criteria ring the Parish Office on 9451 5097 or send an email. To know more about the Youth in the Frenchs Forest community, visit the parish website.

The successful applicant will be required to comply with the relevant provisions of the Commission for Children and Young Persons Act 1998.

Worship music is, undeniably, an amazing way to connect with God. Check out this new album by Passion who Matt Maher has previously collaborated with and released Lord I Need You for the first time with! Listen to the album 'Whole Heart' now available on Spotify
Each year, the pope writes a letter to the young people in celebration of World Youth Day which falls on Palm/Passion Sunday. In his message, Pope Francis focuses on the theme 'Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God' (Luke 1:30). Read what Pope Francis wants to say to YOU here
It's getting closer... Br Guy Consolmagno is coming! If you are interested in the relationship between science and religion, who better to listen to than a Vatican scientist! Watch the Tedx Talk he presented back in 2013.
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