Spring is here and we hope you are looking forward to all the joy it brings with it!!!
We are looking forward to seeing you at this Friday's Praisefest hosted by Pymble Parish and to see many leaders at the upcoming ACYMC hosted by Parramatta Diocese!
Some inspiration for your day - as the young heart of the Church, we are universally called to the Joy of love. We are an Easter people and called to be heralds of the resurrection, believing in God is a source of love and joy, not sadness! You are young, be happy while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. The imperative of joy dwells in us as youth in a rather natural way that becomes an attraction for others around us when we are witnesses to that joy. It becomes a symbol of concrete love between God and us - it is universal and unstoppable - radiate that joy in your hearts, in your families, in your communities and to the ends of the earth! (Instrumentum Laboris 76)
Keeping you all in our prayer
Krishmalie & the CYBB Team
P.S - An urgent WYD reminder
You have 3 days to register to secure your spot with us to go to WYD Panama 2019. See specific details below!
world youth day panama.
Bookings Now Open Final Call!!!
Registrations close this Friday!!!
We only have limited space available and no scope to broaden our pilgrimage numbers.
Final pilgrimage details and link to book can be found by going directly to the Cosmos WYD website.
Pennant Hills Parish
Pennant Hills Parish hosted the Pilgrim Cross from the 28th of July to the 10th of August and held reflection days and masses at St Agatha's Primary School and Mount St Benedict's High School.
The cross was venerated with a night filled with candles, adoration of the blessed sacrament with a special liturgy and music led by the youth of the parish, and a special talk given by Andrew Introna on his journey and story behind the cross. Finishing off with good food.
Ku-ring-gai Chase Parish
The CYBB Pilgrim Cross was hosted by Ku-ring-gai Chase Parish between the 18th-30th August. Being welcomed by a beautiful liturgy and procession by youth at the Vigil Mass at St Patrick's, Asquith, the cross visit was especially anticipated as it was forged by the hands of one of their very own talented parishioners - Andrew Introna.
KCCP together with neighbouring communities also embarked on a pilgrimage to St Bernard's, Berowra Heights, concluding with a BBQ prepared by the Parish council and parishioners. St Patrick's and St Bernard's celebrated beautiful liturgies that cemented the community's fellowship with Christ.
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!
Have you seriously considered getting together with youth from your parish to be more actively involved in the Plenary 2020? Why don't you keep us posted on some of the results so we can be a channel to encourage our youth across our diocese to get involved. Each parish and school community now has local animators in place, so keep an eye out for local plenary sessions.
To know more about the plenary council and getting our youth involved in the process visit Plenary Council 2020
Synod on Young People
Young People, the Faith and Vocation Discernment
In the month of October select bishops and youth delegates from across the world will come together to discuss the needs, challenges and hopes of the young people of our world and of our church. This is the first General Synod since the Synod on Families in 2015, from which many landmark documents of the church were released, including a post-synodal apostolic exhortation (Papal Letter) from Pope Francis titled Amoris laetitia, or the Joy of Love.
The month long meeting will discuss many themes that have been identified through consultation processes with young people around the world - including over 1,000 young people from Broken Bay Diocese alone!
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 on Mary given by Sr Rosie Drum MGL.
A Paella dinner will be provided from 6:00pm before our night begins.
Date: Friday, 7 September Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm Host: Pymble Parish Venue: Marian Hall, Sacred Heart Pymble
Please enter hall via car park accessible 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!
Young Adults BBQ & Social Night for young adults on the Central Coast
Date: Saturday, 15 September Time: 6:30pm onwards Venue: 100 Blackwall Road Woy Woy Ages: 18-30 Invite friends and RSVP
Acclaim Conversation Circle:
Presented by Ashleigh Green
Community Engagement Coordinator CatholicCare Sydney
Date: Tuesday, 18 September Time: 07:00 - 9:00pm Host: Chatswood Parish Venue: Bishop Barry Room
94 Archer St, Chatswood
Children & Youth Choir Games
Inviting young talents from across the Diocese of Broken Bay to the Choir Games hosted by the Catholic Parish of Lower North Shore.
Date: Sunday, 21 October Time: 12:30 - 3:30pm Venue: St Philip Neri Church
224 Sailors Bay Rd, Northbridge Cost: $5 RSVP: 18 October 2018 phone: 02 9958 8846 Email: email@example.com
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: Wednesday 26 September Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm Venue: St Agatha's Church, Pennant Hills
Holy Hour for Vocations Adoration, Reflection, Evening Prayer of the Church.
When: Friday 7 September Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm Venue: St Agatha's Church, Pennant Hills
Liturgy of Commitment and Care
September is the month of Safeguarding and to officially begin Safeguarding Month in the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay a Liturgy of Commitment and Care will be held.
The Liturgy is an opportunity for all to commit to ensuring a culture of safety and care prevails in all our Parish communities. Date: Tuesday 4 September Time: 7:00pm Venue: Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral
23 Yardley Ave, Waitara
Get pumped up for Praisefest this Friday - Listen to Only wanna sing by Hill Song Young & Free
As we celebrate the feast of the Exhaltation of the Cross on the 14th of September take time to read some background and meaning behind the veneration of the Holy Cross
Why does Mary the mother of Christ hold a special place in the heart of the Church? Why is her nativity among the few births celebrated in the Church's Calendar? Learn more about the Nativity of the Blessed Mother celebrated on the 8th of September.