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Dear CYBBies,

What an incredible start to the year we have had.  Our first official gathering for 2017 was held at the end of January - CYBB Training day, where 35 people from 15 parishes across the Diocese participated. It was a highly interactive day where the CYBB team shared the vision for Youth Ministry in Broken Bay, in light of the national vision Anointed and Sent, as well as the plans for the next few years. The collective wisdom of the group was then expressed in a number of workshop sessions where we developed sample youth night runsheets and Year of Youth ideas. If you'd like to get a copy of the resources shared on the day, click the link below. 
We are looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow night at our first Twilight Talks of the year with our Vicar General, Fr David Ranson. 

God Bless
Kelly & PJ
CYBB Training Day Resources
upcoming CYBB events.
Twilight Talks - TOMORROW

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

Click here to go to the Facebook Event 

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
Host:  Tuggerah Lakes Deanery
Where: St Peter's Catholic College, 
When: 6:00-9:00pm, Friday 24 February

Click here to go to the Facebook Event
Click here to download Promotional Materials

other youth events.
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.

When: 7.00 - 8.00pm, Friday 3 March
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 provided.

When: 7.00 - 9.00pm, Wednesday 22 February
Where: St Agatha's Parish, 17 Trebor Road, Pennant Hills
RSVP: Sr. Margaret -

Click here to download Promotional Materials 
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Australian Catholic Youth & Youth Ministry Research Seminar

A two day seminar is an initiative of of the ACBC Office for Youth, to inform ongoing youth evangelisation. The seminar will gather researchers, sociologists, theologians, teachers, clergy and youth ministry practitioners from across the country to inform the practice of youth ministry with recent research and analysis.

When:  Friday 17 & Saturday 18 March
Where: Catholic Leadership Centre, East Melbourne
Cost: Full conference, $195, Friday only $130, Saturday only $80

Click here to go to the Facebook Event
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 for more information and registrations. Contact
LTTN is a work of the Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community.

Divine Retreat Centre - Youth Retreat
This retreat will give everyone opportunities to hear from God in Amazing worship experiences, and help us to realise God's greater destiny in our lives.

When: Saturday 15 & Saturday 16 July
Where: Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby
For more details go to 
Click here to download Promotional Materials

positions vacant.
Office for Evangelisation
3 full-time positions ready to fill.
  1. Catholic Life & Faith Formation Team (CLFF) - Coordinator - Life, Charity and Social Development 
  2. Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Team (CCD) - Regional Coordinator
  3. Catholic Youth Broken Bay (CYBB) - Parish Formation and Resources Coordinator
Parish Youth Ministry Positions
  1. Pennant Hills - Parish Youth Worker, 10 hrs per week - More information here
  2. Pittwater - Director of Youth Ministry, 18-20 hrs per week - More information here

ACYF news.
Australian Catholic Youth Festival 
The Festival website has been launched with lots of exciting information available!
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?
  1. Block out the dates 7-9 December, take time off work.  Make sure you have the time for ACYF 2017
  2. Let your community leaders know you want to go
  3. Rally your friends - don't let them miss out on this opportunity

Start to prepare yourself for Praisefest
 listen to the set list here.

During the next few weeks, the 'Catholic Wrap Up' will take place at the Royal Commission  into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Bishop Peter has written to the people of Broken Bay to reflect upon what is likely to discussed during this time. It is a hard time for many people, particularly victims and their families.  Take time to read his message here.
We have a date for WYD!

Why January? watch the video here to find out!
p.s - Panama is in the Northern Hemisphere!
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