Happy New Year!
We pray that this year will be full of countless blessings for you and your loved ones and just enough challenges to allow you to grow.
If you thought 2016 was big for CYBB - wait until you see what we have planned for 2017. We'd love to see you at our first CYBB Training day. Even if you've been in Youth Ministry a while, this is a great opportunity to network, share your gifts and be part of the CYBB community. It's also a great day for those of you who are new or not yet part of a youth ministry project - come along, meet new people and recieve some sound formation. We plan on having a bit of fun to finish the day, so pray for great weather ;)
Kelly & PJ
upcoming CYBB events.
CYBB Training Days
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).
Theme: Youth Ministry 101 Where: The Light of Christ Centre, Hornsby Cathedral Parish. 23 Yardly Ave, Waitara When: 9:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday 28 January
Join us at our first Twilight Talks for 2017. This year we will be trying out a few new venues across the Diocese with our first at the Bees Knees Cafe in Hornsby.
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 at the Cafe. Have a look at their menu by clicking here
Theme: Weak Made Strong Guest Speaker: Fr David Ranson Where: Bee’s Knees Café, 14 Coronation Street, Hornsby When: 6:30-9:00pm, Wednesday 8 February
Join young people from across the Diocese at our first PRAISEFEST of the year! 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 on “Packing for the Desert.” Dinner will be provided from 6:00pm before our night begins
Theme: Packing for the Desert Where: TBC When: 6:00-9:00pm, Friday 24 February
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.
Australian Catholic Youth Festival The Festival website has been launched with lots of exciting information available! www.youthfestival.catholic.org.au
CYBB is developing resources, structures and packages to support you to join in on all the fun so keep an eye out for more information as it comes to hand.
What can I do right now?
Block out the dates 7-9 December, take time off work. Make sure you have the time for ACYF 2017
Let your community leaders know you want to go
Rally your friends - don't let them miss out on this opportunity
listen. Need a really good Spotify playlist? We are creating a CYBB top 50 - because 10 songs was not enough! listen to it here.
If you have any suggestions let us know!
read. This Sunday 15 January is Refugee and Migrant Sunday. This year Pope Francis has chosen the theme "Minor migrants, vulnerable and voiceless" for us to focus on. Take time to read his message here.
watch. 2016 was an amazing year! At our last Praisefest of the year we watched this highlights package that includes a sneak peak of what to come for 2017. Enjoy it again here!