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November is here! And what a precious month it is for us Catholics. A few days ago, we celebrated All Saints Day on the 1st November where we get to give a special shout out to all the holy saints in Heaven. We then had All Souls Day on the 2nd November and, while yes, there is a day dedicated to praying for all the souls in Purgatory, it's actually a month dedicated to praying for them! You see, those who've passed from this life and who've accepted the merciful love of God, but are not yet in the state of holiness necessary to enter Heaven, are purified in Purgatory (you can read more about this here).

The crazy thing is, you can ask the holy souls in Purgatory to pray for you! But... they can not pray for themselves. Which means they need your prayers. So, during this month of November, make sure that you pray for the holy souls in Purgatory and keep aspiring to be a Saint through the intercession of all saints.

Alex and Rachel (the CYBB Team)
CYBB & other events.
Ad Astra youth leaders are headed 'towards the stars'!

By now, you may have seen a post or two of some young leaders within Broken Bay Diocese who gather for formation nights and community nights, twice a month. We wanted to share an update on this, for those who might be interested:

Ad Astra is a community of young adults who yearn to grow and deepen their faith, formation and community life. So far, we've looked at practical topics of youth ministry and leadership like, 'How to Make Better Use Social Media', 'Salvation History' workshops, 'Knowing Your Charisms' among others. We've been blessed with the presence of knowledgeable speakers such as author and speaker,  Iggy Pintado, Director for the Arete Centre, Fr Chris Ryan MGL, Emmanuel Community priest in France, Fr Josh Miechels, among others and many more to come! While they've been insightful gatherings, we are most looking forward to meeting in person once again. This is add a new dimension to our community nights, where the group of 18 is split into two groups of 9 - the North Squad and the South Squad.

Please keep Ad Astra and the young leaders of Broken Bay in your prayers, as we need them and greatly appreciate them. If you're interested in joining the next cohort, or know someone who might be, please feel welcome to get in contact with us at Come on a journey which will take you upwards, 'towards the stars'! Ad Astra! 


iWitness Conference is a chance to bring together young people from across Sydney and beyond to nourish their faith, grow in love, and foster community. The conference seeks to provide opportunities for deep, personal encounters with Jesus Christ through beautiful liturgy and perpetual adoration, as well as build friendships through games and recreation. This might just be the perfect opportunity to gather with friends in Christ, post lockdown! 
When: 10th-12th December
Cost: $220 (book on the trybooking link)
More Information

Joseph House applications are still open for 2022! Come on the 12-month journey and experience authentic brotherhood through community while discovering God's calling for you in life.
Applications: Joseph House Website
More Information: Email 

The 'How to Date with Passion and Purpose' course by Fire Up Ministries has been released as an online audio course! If you're looking to grow in ways of love and in self-knowledge before a first date (or before your next date), then Fire Up Ministries and this audio course will be a good friend to you, taking you through 8 things you need to know! 
Cost: $165 for all 10 sessions with 1-1.5 hours of content
More Information: How to Date with Passion & Purpose
resources & inspo.
Have a few Pints with Aquinas and learn more about Purgatory!
In light of the feast of All Saints Day, do you know about the website that offers hundreds of novenas to differnt Saints? It's right here at Pray More Novenas
Still need some encouragement with Joseph House? Check out the Opening & Blessing video here!
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