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Dear CYBBies,

Welcome to Spring! I hope you have been able to enjoy the sunshine and are looking forward to the school holidays just around the corner.

Have you heard about our CYBB Hubs? Well, 2 of our hubs have been working really hard to get some events and activities ready for you guys!
  • If you are one of our Central Coast CYBBies, check out what's happening around you by clicking here
  • If you are a North Shore CYBBie, or are from the surrounding deaneries, check out what's happening for you guys here
Stay tuned for more Hub events and activities.

Have you registered for ACYF yet? Don't miss out and click here to find out more!

Finally, a big thank you to Epping and Carlingford Parish who hosted Praisefest last Friday night. Thank you also to all who attended, and we look forward to seeing everyone again at our next events (keep scrolling!)

God Bless,
Sarah and the CYBB Team

upcoming CYBB events.

Did You Know...
The month of September has been dedicated as Safeguarding Month throughout the Diocese of Broken Bay. Safeguarding involves the proactive actions of a ministry leader in order to reduce risk of harm to ministry participants such as children and vulnerable adults. During this month assess your ministry and determine what safeguarding actions you have implemented. Are your participants Safe? Are you Safe? Further, please remember  this month also provides an opportunity to acknowledge the suffering of those who did not experience a compassionate church. For more information, click here or come join us at Twilight Talks to hear from our DBB Office for Safeguarding.

Twilight Talks
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: Safeguarding Experiences
Guest Speakers:  DBB Office for Safeguarding
Where: The Narrabeen Sands Hotel, 1260 Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen 2101
When: 6:30-9:00pm, Tuesday 19 September
Click here to go to the Facebook Event 

Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy
Guest Speakers:  Malcolm Hart, Director of the ACBC Office for Youth
Where: TBC
When: 6:30-9:00pm, Tuesday 10 October
Click here to go to the Facebook Event 

CYBB Training Day - SAVE THE DATE!
CYBB Training Days are an opportunity to gather youth (Yr10+) & young adult leaders interested and involved in local ministry to network, and receive essential spiritual and practical formation. 

Our final Training Day for the year will focus on the topic of being missionary disciples, particularly celebrating the ministries in each of our parishes. This Training Day will be an opportunity to reflect on the year, learn from the successes of other youth leaders and start the planning for next year as the Year of Youth approaches! We encourage all leaders, volunteers and coordinators who are involved in youth ministry to attend.

Theme: Serving in a Church of Mission
Where: TBC
When: 9:30am-2:00pm, Saturday 28 October

Click here to go to the Facebook Event 

Praisefest - SAVE THE DATE!
Celebrate the last Praisefest for the year and the launch of the Year of Youth! Get a chance to catch up with friends while enjoying our pre event Festival, encounter God through vibrant & honest worship, receive spiritual nourishment, and begin to unpack the theme for the Year of Youth. The launch will also introduce some exciting CYBB initiatives for next year and how you can get involved! Dinner will be provided from 6:00pm before our night begins.

Theme: Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy
Host:  Wahroonga Parish
Where: Holy Name Church,  35 Billyard Avenue, Wahroonga
When: 6:00-9:00pm, Friday 24 November

Click here to go to the Facebook Event 


CYBB hub events.

Interparish Sports and Games Day

In celebration of our Lady of Dolours Feast Day, Chatswood parish is hosting a social games day! Join the young people from across the diocese for a BBQ lunch and compete in games and competitions. Spread the word, and hope to see you there!

Where: Our Lady of Dolours, 94 Archer St, Chatswood
When: 9:30am - 3:00pm, Sunday 17 September
RSVP: Rez 0412 885 553
Gold Coin Donation  for lunch

Click here to download the flyer

Alpha Youth Series starting TONIGHT

You may have heard about the Alpha Series, but did you know that there is an Alpha Youth Series as well? Share a meal and join the conversation with other young people about how to follow Jesus in daily life. Local young adults David Owsinski and Dana Hawton will be leading the evenings.

Who: Young Adults (18 - 30 years)
Where: St Patrick's Church, 76 York St, East Gosford
When: Every Friday commencing Friday 8 September, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Contact: David 0401 337 127 or Dana 0401 413 746


ACYF news.

Only 14 Days until Final Registrations CLOSE!

Stay tuned for more info regarding dates and venues for our ACYF Formation Sessions. These will be wonderful opportunities to gather in our deanery groups, meet other CYBBies going to the festival and most importantly get super excited for December! Keep the countdown going!!

Full Registration
Although early bird registrations have now closed, it is not too late to register. Full Registrations are now $280 and will include access to the whole festival for all 3 days!

Clergy Registration
The Archdiocese of Sydney has extended an invitation to the clergy of Broken Bay to register for the festival as a Volunteer. This is a complimentary registration, which will entitle clergy to enter all participant areas of the festival, including any plenaries and workshops. If you know a priest who would like to come, please let us know!

Day Passes
To facilitate the attendance of school groups in the Great Sydney area in particular, as well as university students and young professionals who have work commitments, there is now the possibility to register for either Thursday 7 December or Friday 8 December as a Day registrant. Day registration is $125 and includes registration to Saturday 9 December.

Have a chat with your parish priest or local youth leader about coming along, email with any questions OR click the link below to register now! Final registrations close Friday 22 September so don't miss out!

Register Now

other youth events.

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 6 October
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 27 September
Where: St Agatha's Parish, 17 Trebor Road, Pennant Hills
RSVP: Sr. Margaret -

Click here to download Promotional Materials 
Follow "The Call" on Facebook

Watch this video about Bishop Peter talking about preparing ourselves for ACYF. In the lead up to the festival in December, we will be facilitating 3 pre-ACYF Formation Sessions, so stay tuned for more information coming soon!
As we reflect on Safeguarding Month and this week being National Child Protection Week, the whole community has a role in keeping young people safe. As a young person, check out your role or read more about upcoming events throughout September on the DBB website.
Looking for ways to put your faith into action? We've decided to change this last section from "listen" to do.

For this month, we encourage you to re-read Bishop Peter's letter regarding Euthanasia Bill and the brochure attached.

If you'd like to learn more about the discussion and how you can actively be involved, consider attending a public forum on the issue on Thursday 21st September.  See attached flyer.
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