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Dear CYBBies,

Alleluia! He is Risen! 
From the whole CYBB Team, we hope that you had a blessed and joyful Holy Week and Easter celebrations. May the Risen Lord bring you and your loved ones joy and blessings of peace. 

As always, we have a few exciting events coming up this month so be sure to save the dates! We are extremely excited to have Br Guy Consolmagno, the director of the Vatican Observatory, visit the diocese, speaking at our Twilight Talks as well as at the Waitara Cathedral and St Peter's Catholic College in Tuggerah. Don't miss out on the chance to hear him speak because his work is amazing (and he's pretty awesome as well)!

God Bless
Sarah & the CYBB Team

A Quick Note from Sarah
As you may be aware, next week will be my last week in my role as Parish Formation and Resource Coordinator in the CYBB Team. I would like to say a big thank you to all of the CYBBies I have encountered during my time here as I have been so blessed to have met so many passionate, spirit-filled and all round wonderful people from all over the Diocese! Thank you all for the support you have given me, particularly as I take my next step in my journey towards sacred architecture. This is not goodbye! I look forward to seeing you at different events and, of course, continuing friendships! #onceacybbiealwaysacybbie

Praying for you always,
year of youth news.
CYBB Pilgrim Cross @ Gosford Parish

The Year of Youth Pilgrim Cross is currently being hosted by Gosford Parish where, in the lead up to Holy Week, visited St Patrick's Primary School and was accompanied on a pilgrimage with the Year 5 and 6 students down to St Edward's and St Joseph's Colleges for their combined Holy Thursday liturgy. The Cross also featured in the Holy Week liturgies in the parish and will be present at a prayer night to be held TONIGHT at 7pm at St Patrick's Church, East Gosford before the Cross travels to the Lakes Parish. All are welcome to attend.
Year of Youth Leaders Newsletter

Throughout the Year of Youth, CYBB wants to support local youth leaders, ministers and coordinators by providing a library of resources and regular updates that can be used in your local parish communities. If you would like to receive Year of Youth resources and updates and didn't receive our first newsletter, click subscribe so we can add you to our list!
upcoming CYBB events.
Pentecost Vigil

Bishop Peter invites all the young people of Broken Bay to join him and celebrate Pentecost at the Vigil on Sat, 19 May! This is going to be an opportunity for our young people to gather in this Year of Youth to celebrate Pentecost with the Bishop as he shares his heart and message for this year. 

Come early and enjoy some FREE good quality barista brewed coffee before entering into a Pentecost upper room style Praise & Worship session. Mass will follow and will lead into food and festivities afterwards!

4:00pm Arrival & *FREE Good quality Barista Brewed Coffee*
4:30pm Upper Room Praise & Worship
5:00pm Mass
6:00pm Food & Festivities

If you are interested in volunteering with logistics, ushering, barista-ing, hospitality, media, liturgy, etc., please let us know and contact us!

Where: Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, 23 Yardley Avenue, Waitara
When: 4:30 - 7:30pm, Saturday 19 May
RSVP via Facebook or email.

Did God create the Universe, or was there a Big Bang? Find out why we say “yes” to both… and how the glory of the Maker of the Stars can be found in understanding the science behind how He did it. 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. 

Theme: Maker of the Stars
Guest Speaker: Br Guy Consolmagno, Director of the Vatican Observatory 
Where: Hotel Pennant Hills, 352 Pennant Hills Rd, Pennant Hills
When: 6:30-9:00pm, Tuesday 24 April
RSVP via Facebook or email.
Can't make it to Twilight Talks or just can't get enough of how awesome Br Guy is? We are actually so blessed that he is speaking a few times while here in Broken Bay!
Download the flyer for his other events.
  • How do you reconcile the The Big Bang with Genesis?
  • Was the Star of Bethlehem just a pious religious story or an actual description of astronomical events?
  • What really went down between Galileo and the Catholic Church – and why do the effects of that confrontation still reverberate to this day? 
  • Will the Universe come to an end?
  • Could you really baptize an extraterrestrial?
All of these questions that seem to divide science and religion, also seem impossible! Well, Br Guy has actually discussed each of these topics in his book 'Would You Baptise an Extraterrestrial?' And the answer to the title is YES! (if they asked).

other youth events.
Discernment Evenings
A discernment event for young adults, ages 18-35, who meet together once a month in order to pray, ask questions and discover their individual vocations or lifetime call from God.
When: Last Wednesday of the month, next meeting: Wednesday 25th April
Time: 7.00 - 8.00pm
Where: St Agatha's Church, Pennant Hills

Holy Hour for Vocations
Adoration, Reflection, Evening Prayer of the Church.

When: First Friday of the month, next meeting: TONIGHT Friday 6th April
Time: 7.00 - 8.00pm
Where: St Agatha's Church, Pennant Hills
Lower North Shore Teen Edge Connect Gathering
Are you from Lower North Shore Parish?
Are you in high school, Year 7-12?
Come along to the Connect Gathering for afternoon tea and to discuss and brainstorm what YOU want for youth ministry in LNS Parish!

Where: 182 High St, North Willoughby
When: 4.00-5.00pm  Saturday 14th April
Salvatorian Praise and Worship Night

The Salvatorian Fathers invite you to a night of praise and worship with music, testimonies and supper in the presence of the CYBB Pilgrim Cross. Music will be lead by local Salvatorian musicians Simon, Caroline and Carmel!

Where: Sacred Heart Church, Mona Vale
When: Mass at 6pm, Sunday 29 April
Download the flyer here.
Shine Student Conference
Attention Catholic secondary school students! If you haven't heard about the shine conference, talk to your school's REC to come along to hear talks by Steve Angrisano, CSYMA and CYBB! This event is open to secondary school students only.

Guest Speaker: Steve Angrisano
Where: St Peter's Catholic College, Tuggerah
When: 8:30am-3:30pm, Monday 14 May
Cost: $10 per student
Register at
Download the flyer here.

CYBB - Parish Resource and Formation Coordinator

We're looking for YOU to share your amazing gifts in youth ministry!

Working with a great team, with and for young people, this role is a great opportunity to share your talents with the Church. If you have a passion for youth ministry, connecting with parishes, leaders and other community stakeholders, why not apply to work on the CYBB Team as the Parish Resource and Formation Coordinator!

If you are interested in applying for this position please apply online via… or and include a cover letter, statement as to the selection criteria (which explains how you meet the requirements of this role also found at the link above) and a current CV.

Applications close COB Monday 16 April 2018.

As much as we wanted to put a Br Guy podcast in, we thought that we should talk about the new Hillsong album that was released TODAY! Check out the new album There Is More on Spotify now! (Or if you wanted that Br Guy podcast, it's here)
Check out this interview with Br Guy, where his passion for science and religion is just contagious! Even in reading his words, you are moved by the joy he has for his job and vocation! Even if you think you'll never be a scientist, or even religious life, his story of vocation is amazing!
If you didn't want to read an interview, perhaps you'd like to watch an interview with Br Guy instead? Check out this interview with the Pope's Astronomer on the topic of Science vs. Religion and why we need both together!
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