Thank you to all who joined us for the One Year WYD Reunion at the end of July! It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate together, and be challenged by Bishop Peter about continuing lacing our boots and keep moving forward! (We can't wait for the next WYD in Panama!)
However, before we even start talking about Panama, we have the excitement of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival quickly approaching. Don't forget that this will be the largest gathering of young people in Australia since Sydney hosted WYD in 2008! There is just over 1 WEEK until Early Bird Registrations close for ACYF. We would really love for you to join a deanery group and join us at the festival and all you have to do is REGISTER HERE! It may seem like you still have plenty of time to get everything sorted BUT NO! Hurry and save your spot at the festival as soon as possible because you may miss out.
We have heaps of other exciting events happening this month so stay tuned, keep scrolling and look forward to seeing you soon!
God Bless, Sarah and the CYBB Team
upcoming CYBB events.
CYBB Training Day
CYBB Training Days are an opportunity to gather youth (Yr10+) & young adult leaders interested and involved in local ministry to network, and receive essential spiritual and practical formation.
This month we will be covering essential training for all staff and volunteers working with and around young people with our topic, 'Safeguarding the Hope of the Church'. It is ESSENTIALthat our staff and volunteers receive training and regularly refresh their knowledge and procedures on promoting community understanding of the church, leadership development, and best practices with young people.
Theme: Safeguarding the Hope of the Church Guest Speakers: DBB Office for Safe Guarding and Bishop Peter A Comensoli Where: Holy Name Catholic Church, 35 Billyard Avenue, Wahroonga When: 9:30am-2:00pm, August 12 August
Join young people from across the Diocese at our term 3 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 a reflection from Mary; "The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His Name". Dinner will be provided from 6:00pm before our night begins.
Theme: "Great Things" Host: Epping and Carlingford Parish Where: St Gerard Majella's Church, Epping Carlingford Parish, 543 North Rocks Road, Carlingford When: 6:00-9:00pm, Friday 1 September
Still not sure about ACYF?
Get more information about the festival at the official website where you can find out all about the events and download posters! You can also visit our Instagram (@cybbaus) and join our Instagram Pilgrimage to find out about how you can join us at ACYF!
Any parish that has 5 or more people register and pay for the festival will receive 10% of each participant ticket! This deal is only available until the 18 August. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you already have a group with 5 or more people and are ready to organise it with us!
Don't have a group or not sure if anyone else is going?
Not to worry! Check out our options by visiting our Instagram Pilgrimage (@cybbaus) or go straight to www.trybooking.com/pqkw to register!
After August 18, registration prices jump up to $280 so hurry and secure your early bird price and your spot at the festival!
Adrian Gomez is getting ordained as a Permanent Deacon THIS FRIDAY!
Many CYBBies would know Adrian from around the diocese in his work as Youth Ministry Coordinator at St Leo's Catholic College, his involvement in Ku-ring-gai Chase Parish or through WYD and other youth events! Join us in celebrating his ordination and service to the Diocese of Broken Bay as a Permanent Deacon!
Where: Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, 23 Yardley Avenue, Waitara When: 7pm Mass followed by supper and entertainment in The Light of Christ Centre
National Vocations Awareness Week National Vocations Awareness Week (NVAW) provides an opportunity for all Australian dioceses to focus at the same time on the 'call to holiness' that arises from our Baptism, and thus to further foster a Vocations Culture across Australia. Vocations Awareness Week will run from 6-13 August. Not quite sure what a vocation is? Click here!
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.
NEXT MEETING When: 7.00 - 8.00pm, Friday 1 September 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 is provided.
NEXT MEETING When: 7.00 - 9.00pm, Wednesday 30 August Where: St Agatha's Parish, 17 Trebor Road, Pennant Hills RSVP: Sr. Margaret - email@example.com
Join the the young people from our Salvatorian Parishes in Gosford, Pittwater, Pymble and beyond as they learn more about "Mercy Leads to Compassion" with Fr David Ranson.
When: Sunday 13 August Where: Sacred Heart Church, Pymble
For more information, visit the Facebook Event.
listen. We were very blessed to have Prof. Massimo Faggioli join us at Twilight Talks last month! If you didn't get a chance to attend or if you wanted to listen to his wonderful talk again, you can find it here!
read. A proposed bill to legalise voluntary assisted dying in NSW has been proposed to parliament. Bishop Peter has written a letter to young people about the issue and how we can get involved in petitioning the proposed bill. Find Bishop Peter's letter and more information here, or visit www.noeuthanasia.org.au.
watch. From 6-13 August, we are celebrating Vocations Awareness Week. To find our more about what a vocation really is and how we are called to serve God in our lives, watch this video!