Well, it's the halfway check point of 2019, the sixth month of the year! Welcome to June, the beginning of winter - even if it has felt like winter already - welcome anyhow! Speaking of welcome... That's exactly how I feel here in my new role as Parish Formation and Resources Coordinator in the CYBB team.
Hello, my name is Rachel and I enjoy long walks on the beach and Lebanese food (the two combined would be very ideal). So, if you ever need anything, or even just want to have chat, hit me up! Looking forward to meeting you all soon.
In the meantime, check out these awesome upcoming events that will be happening in our Diocese over the next few weeks!
Rachel & the CYBB team
upcoming CYBB events.
Read With Us
Join our 7-week social media reading campaign in the form of a virtual book club! We'll be reading and reflecting on Pope Francis' recent Exhortation, Christus Vivit, which you can find on the Vatican website.
Date: From Sunday, 9th June 2019
CYBB Pilgramage to ACYF Perth 2019
ACYF is a national gathering of young Catholics, established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC). For the CYBB Pilgrimage, we want to unite with schools and parishes across the diocese to experience the Festival together.
CYBB Pilgrimage includes:
Perth airport transfers
Twin share accommodation at high quality Perth city hotels, including breakfast
ACYF Registration and meal package
A CYBB t-shirt for all participants
And you can choose from one of the following options:
6 Days/5 nights
Saturday 7 – Thursday 12 December 2019
$1,850 per person
5 Days/4 nights
Saturday 7 – Wednesday 11 December 2019
$1,750 per person
CYBB has limited fully subsidised registrations for clergy and youth ministry leaders. Please contact email@example.com for more details about these.
Young people can also receive a $500 subsidy towards their pilgrimage cost (paid directly to Harvest Journeys)
Students currently in Yr 9-12 at one of our Systemic Catholic Colleges interested in ACYF must speak with their school about registering.
Keep warm this coming Pentecost Sunday, with the Hornsby Cathedral community as they host a Pentecost Bonfire night! A BBQ and hot drinks have been promised by the Hornsby Young Adult Group (Boundless), so bring your friends and a couple of blankets for a cozy evening!
Date: Sunday, 9 June 2019 Where: Our Lady of the Rosary, Hornsby Cathedral; Parish Time: 7pm
Check out the Facebook event page here!
Lindfield/Killara Trivia Night
If you're a young adult looking to brush up on your general knowledge skills, come along for a night of fun and games at the Lindfield/Killara Parish Trivia Night! The evening will begin with dinner together, after the 6pm Mass, and will conclude with prizes to be won!
Date: Sunday, 28th June 2019 Where: Holy Family Church, Lindfield Time: 7pm-9pm RSVP: Kevin Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org
ACYF Perth 2019 - Save the dates!
Save the date and 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 Date: 8-10 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
resources & inspiration.
listen. Looking for a little bit of local energy? The boys from For King and Country can jazz up your week with some Christian tunes.Busted Heart (Hold Onto Me) is one of our faves!
read. Get a hold of Pope Francis' exhortation Christus Vivit from the Vatican website so that we can read along together!
watch. As we say goodbye to May (also sometimes known as May 'the month of Mary' to Catholics), recap what Catholics love about our Blessed Mother!