The shops are playing Christmas carols and the decorations are up, so that must mean we are almost at the end of the year! We have already started thinking about next year and have some exciting announcements - be sure to join us at Praisefest to find out more. This is our last CYBB event for the year so bring EVERYONE! Tell a friend, your youth group, even your priest! We would love to see all of you there in the last celebration of the year where we will share with you plans for the Year of Youth in 2018.
Also, there are only 21 days left (that's only 3 weeks!) until ACYF so get excited and join us at our two formation nights this week; one for all of our Sydney Deanery Pilgrims held in Chatswood and one for our Central Coast Pilgrims in Gosford. Keep scrolling for more details.
Sarah and the CYBB Team
upcoming CYBB events.
Praisefest NEXT FRIDAY
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: Prouille Catholic School, 5 Water St, Wahroonga When: 6:00-9:00pm, Friday 24 November
Join us for a night of getting to know the other pilgrims travelling to ACYF and in breaking open the festival theme "Open new horizons for spreading joy: Young people, faith and vocational discernment". This session will be the same as the one run at Gosford.
Who: All Sydney Deanery ACYF Pilgrims! Where: Our Lady of Dolours Church, 94 Archer Street, Chatswood When: Thursday 16 November, 7.00-9.00pm
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ACYF Formation Night THIS FRIDAY
Join us for a night of getting to know the other pilgrims travelling to ACYF and in breaking open the festival theme "Open new horizons for spreading joy: Young people, faith and vocational discernment". This session will be the same as the one run at Chatswood.
Who: All Central Coast ACYF Pilgrims! Where: Jordan Room at St Patrick's Church, 76 York St, East Gosford When: Friday 17 November, 7.00-9.00pm
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Are you excited? WE'RE EXCITED!
Queue the music because it's almost festival time!
Don't forget to join us at the formation evenings this week.
If you are a leader and missed the briefing webinar, you can check it out here or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The ACYF 2017 app is also available to download on the app store for both Apple and Android. It will be your pocket guide to ACYF, including the festival schedule, maps, exhibitors and presenters and so much more!
For all youth ministry leaders, coordinators and volunteers... SAVE THE DATE!
listen Did you know that ACYF has a new Spotify playlist to get pumped up? Check it out here and get to know some of the great songs you'll hear around the festival!
watch. ACYF is hosting so many amazing presenters, exhibitors and performers! To get to know a few more of them before the festival, check out these videos about Tweeting With God and Orange Sky.
read. In preparation for the Year of Youth, read and reflect on Pope Francis' homily from the WYD16 Vigil that inspired the theme "Open new horizons for spreading joy: Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment". Find it here!