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We are back in full swing after a rich two weeks of experiencing the largest gathering of Catholic Youth give witness to their faith at World Youth Day Panama 2019. Our 65 Broken Bay pilgrims experienced an amazing few days in Mexico City en route to Panama. The experience at Our Lady of Guadalupe and the visit to the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon were among the highlights. World Youth Day week spent with our Holy Father and with pilgrims from so many different nationalities was such a joy-filled and grace filled experience. Don't miss out on the opportunity to listen to their inspiring stories at Praisefest (CYBB WYD reunion).   

The CYBBie Training Day is just around the corner. Come along with your youth and youth leaders for time of brainstorming and planning for the year ahead.


Krishmalie & the CYBB Team

world youth day update.

A compilation of photos captured during the CYBB pilgrimage to WYD Panama 2019 is now available on the CYBB facebook page. Check out the amazing time experienced by our CYBBies.

Here are the homilies given by Pope Francis at WYD Panama 2019.

Papal welcome
Stations of the Cross
Concluding Mass

upcoming CYBB events.
CYBB Training Day 

CYBB Training Days are an opportunity to gather young people (yr 10+) and young adult leaders interested and involved in local ministry to network and receive essential spiritual and practical formation. These days are for all present and potential leaders in parish ministry.

Potential and present leaders will have the opportunity to receive training and background on 'Youth Ministry Strategic Planning' - Identity and Culture. This hopes to break open and discuss this topic, and equip people for the upcoming year ahead and what they communicate through their ministry.

Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Where: The Light of Christ Centre, 23 Yardly Ave, Waitara
Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm
Event Page: Feel free to add/invite other local youth leaders/ potential youth leaders

A light lunch will be provided. 

Praisefest WYD Reunion

We reunite after a fruitful and exciting journey through Mexico and Panama for World Youth day and share our stories and testimonies with young people from across the Diocese that couldn’t join us at PRAISEFEST WYD Reunion! An evening of energetic and contemporary worship, Scripture, preaching and Adoration to prepare our hearts and minds for Lent. Get a chance to catch up with friends while enjoying our event Festival and receive spiritual nourishment through an inspiring and relevant message.
Date: Friday 29 March 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Light of Christ Centre, 23 Yardly Ave, Waitara

parish events.
Conversation Circles Word: Acclaim Chatswood

A book club discussion with dinner provided
Topic: C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity

Date: Every Tuesday starting from:
Tuesday - 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb and 5 March

Time: 7pm - 9pm (dinner provided 6:30pm)
Location: Our Lady Of Dolours, Chatswood Parish Meeting room
Facilitator: Hamish Lavery
Event page: 

Contact: Adrian (0414826326)
if you want to know more detail about this event contact Adrian

national events.
ACYF Perth 2019 - Save the dates!

Save the date and build momentum to gather young people from your parish, schools and local community to take part in Australia's largest Catholic gathering for young people. ACYF is an opportunity for Youth to encounter God through inspiring talks, workshops, dialogue, music, prayer and worship and experience the richness of the presence of young people that give witness to their faith. 

Theme: Listen to what the Spirit is saying (Rev 2:7)
Date: Sunday 8 - Tuesday 10 December 2019
Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Archbishop Tim Costelloe, Archbishop of Perth, invites you to be a part of the exciting, faith-filled and youthful experience that will be ACYF 2019 Perth
diocesan events & initiatives.
Alpha in the Catholic Context: Team Training

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of the Christian faith in
a friendly, open and informal environment.

Alpha team training aims to develop teams with the skills to successfully run Alpha in local parishes. Training will include what Alpha is, small group facilitation, how to sustain small group enthusiasm and how to run the Alpha weekend/day retreat. Tips on marketing and promotion and forming an Alpha team are covered.

Presented by Lorraine McCarthy,
Alpha in a Catholic Context Coordinator
in Australia.

Alpha Team Training Day
Date: Saturday 16 February 2019
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Alpha “Come and See” with Meal, Video & Discussion (optional)
 6:15pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Caroline Chisholm Centre
                Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Rd
                Pennant Hills

RSVP and Enquiries
Wednesday 13 February 2019
Tania Rimac 8379 1629
Saturday with Katie Fertility Awareness Education 

Education with Fertility Care
  • For engaged couples
  • Single women
  • Married couples
  • Those wanting to know more about natural fertility
  • sessions are free
2019 Planner 

Dates: 2 March, 2 May, 6 July, 7 September, 2 November
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Level 8, Caroline Chisholm Centre, Bldg 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills

Bookings are appreciated 
Contact: Katie Fullilove - Fertilitycare Practitioner
              0413997 861
The Light is on for you

The Light is on for you is back for a second consecutive year during Lent. Parishes across the diocese will have their Church doors open on Fridays during Lent for quiet time and prayer with the Sacrament of Reconciliation made available. 

Dates: Fridays 8, 15, 22, 29 March, 5, 12 April 
Time: 7.00 - 8.00pm

Please check participation parishes in your local area. 

For more information visit:
Lenten Resource: Discerning the way of Jesus

Why not come together with your youth group to benefit from this wonderful resource made available by our faith formation team. 'Discerning the way of Jesus' is based on the practice of Lectio Devina. It provides you with reflections, a step by step guide to Lectio and give weekly reflection questions that will assist you in a transformative experience to encounter Christ' love for you this lent. The process will assist you to discern and rediscover your calling to be a disciple of Jesus. 
Booklet & Audio CD: $5 each
To order:
or Tania Rimac 8379 1629

Check out this worship song by Bethel Music that speaks of God's promises that never fail
Here are speeches and homilies made available of Pope Francis' journey to World Youth Day 2019.
With thanks to Joshua Kind who videoed and edited the CYBB pilgrimage to WYD Panama 2019, check out this video created of our journey.
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