Welcome to the Season of Lent! A time to prayerfully prepare your heart, mind and life for the celebration of Easter as well as the missionary journey of your life. To support you in this we have specifically added Lenten items to our regular resources section at the bottom of this enews.
Remember, we are all here to walk each other home, so share your love and joy with those around you. Invite them to join you at our upcoming events and even share this message with them.
Kelly & PJ
upcoming CYBB events.
Twilight Talks - TONIGHT
Looking forward to seeing another amazing crowd at our next installment of Twilight Talks, this evening at The Willoughby Hotel, only a 15 minute walk from Chatswood Station.
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. Have a sneak peak at their menu here.
Theme: Called & Chosen Guest Panel: Fr Paul Kim, Sr Margaret Kozub, Fiona Brown Where: The Willoughby Hotel, 315 Penshurst St, Roseville When: 6:30-9:00pm, Tuesday 7 March
CYBB Training Days are an opportunity to gather young people and youth leaders interested and involved in local ministry to network and receive essential spiritual and practical formation. Potential and present leaders will receive training and background on the Australian Mission & Vision for Youth (as found in Anointed & Sent). Our topic for the month of April will be “Making the most of Mass”.
Theme: Making the Most of Masss Where: The Light of Christ Centre, Hornsby Cathedral Parish, 23 Yardley Ave, Waitara When: 9:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday 29 April
Join young people from across the Diocese at our term 2 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 through an inspiring and relevant message for Pentecost - “Anointed & Sent”. Dinner will be provided from 6:00pm before our night begins.
Theme: Anointed & Sent Host: Lindfield-Killara Parish Where: Holy Family Catholic Primary School Hall, 388 Pacific Hwy, Lindfield When: 6:00-9:00pm, Friday 2 June
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 7 April 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 provided.
When: 7.00 - 9.00pm, Wednesday 29 March Where: St Agatha's Parish, 17 Trebor Road, Pennant Hills RSVP: Sr. Margaret - email@example.com
Light to the Nations Easter Youth Pilgrimage Light to the Nations (LTTN) is an Easter Youth Pilgrimage event held biannually for Catholics ages 16+. Camp under the open skies with a thousand other young people and celebrate the Easter Triduum 2017! When: 13 - 16 April Where: Chevalier College, Bowral
Visit www.lttn.org.au for more information and registrations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
LTTN is a work of the Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community.
Divine Retreat Centre - Youth Retreat This retreat will give everyone opportunities to hear from God in Amazing worship experiences, and help us to realise God's greater destiny in our lives.
The host Archdiocese of Sydney is starting to release some information if you'd like to become involved in the festival. Some important dates to keep in mind:
Online registrations will open late April
Volunteer applications open late April
Official Festival song competition open early March and close late May
Music workshop weekend will be held 6-7May to provide coaching for potential young talent. more details to follow.
Details of Art and Short Film competition to be released shortly
All young people in Broken Bay wishing to attend the festival as a participant will be encouraged to do so through their school or parish. More information about this to come.
listen. Need a little music to get you into the spirit of Lent. How about 40 songs for 40 days? Listen and follow this Spotify playlist created by our friends in Steubenville!
read. During this time of Lent we encourage you to take more time for yourself to pray. Head over to the Diocese of Broken Bay website to to download the 2017 Lenten Lectio Divina booklet. From the website you can also engage in other support resources including many videos of Bishops from around Australia breaking open the readings and audio files to hear the Gospel proclaimed - you might even recognise some voices!
watch. At our recent Twilight Talks, the crew from XT3 came to interview some of our young adults about Lent. You can watch the videos here: