Blessings to you from the CYBB team. Today is a day of great joy as we celebrate all Saints Day and look to the Saints for inspiration and strive on the path to holiness. God speaks to each of us in the silence of our heart, so do listen, pray and respond courageously!
Do get excited as we approach our final two diocesan events all focused on celebrating the "Joy" of our faith and being the young witnesses of God's Kingdom. Praisefest & the Youth Discipleship Awards are coming up, so get the message out there and bring your friends along!
The general Synod of Bishops on "Young people, Faith & Vocational Discernment" concluded on the 28th of October after almost a month of much fruitful dialogue and listening. A brief on the final document of the Spirit led gathering can be found here.
As we draw close to the end of Year of Youth and the dawn of Advent, we invite you to reflect back on 2018 and the abundance of joy God has brought into your lives. We invite submissions of personal or parish testimonies, stories, poems etc.. on "The Joy that comes with Hope" to share with others and help us prepare for Christmas.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 02 8379 1635
Krishmalie & the CYBB Team
year of youth news.
Nominations Close Soon!
A final call for nominations for the Year of Youth Awards as the closing date has been extendedto5th of November. We look forward to acknowledging young people who have shown themselves to be witnesses of missionary discipleship and invite you to read the attached document that outline the concept and nomination process for the first ever, CYBB Youth Discipleship Awards.
All participants are required to RSVP for the Youth Discipleship Awards for catering purposes. Please email email@example.com to confirm your presence and any dietary requirements.
CYBB Pilgrim Cross
Pilgrim Cross at Wyoming
On Saturday 20th October, the parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary, Wyoming Parish, were blessed with the visit of the Pilgrim Cross and celebrated with special liturgies and refreshment. They came together to pray and praise God for the young people of the world, to reflect on the gift of youth and how much they are loved by God. They held Taizé meditations, a reflection on the meaning of the cross and saw the cross as a great gift that reminded them of the role young people have in our Church.
Pilgrim Cross at Wyong
The Youth at Wyong received the Pilgrim Cross on the 27th of October from Wyoming Parish and celebrated with a special vigil Mass at St Celia's involving a youth procession, liturgy around the Cross, adoration and a Pizza Night. The parish also held a picnic on the Sunday for parishioners and youth. The cross was transported by boat to St Cecilia's School for the school liturgy. St Peter's Tuggerah also hosted the Cross and celebrated the Year of Youth with a special liturgical celebration and gathering with its students.
upcoming CYBB events.
PRAISEFEST Join young people from across the Diocese for our next CYBB 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.
Date: Friday, 2 November Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm Host: Our Lady Star of the Sea Terrigal
165 Serpentine Road, Terrigal, NSW 2260
This event is open to high school students through to young adults up to the age of 30. Invite friends and RSVP at event page!
Youth Discipleship Awards
To celebrate the successes and growth that has occurred during the Year of Youth, we invite all people, but in particular young people and those who minister to them, to join us for an End of the Year Of Youth. As part of the celebrations that evening, we will also be acknowledging young people who have shown themselves to be witnesses of missionary discipleship.
Date: Saturday 24 November 2018 Time: 5:00pm Mass – 9:00pm Venue: Our Lady of The Rosary, Hornsby Cathedral Parish, 23 Yardley Avenue, Waitara
Invite your friends and come celebrate the Joy of your Youth! RSVPs are essential and should be confirmed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Plenary Council 2020 - Diocesan Assemblies
In this Year of Listening, all people across the Diocese of Broken Bay are invited to gather at one of our Diocesan Assemblies that will shape the agenda of the Plenary Council. The national conversation will take place at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara, on the 24 November, or at The Entrance Parish on the 1 December. Both events are from 1.00-4.30pm with afternoon tea provided. Please RSVP to Jenny Hildebrandt in the Office for Evangelisation at email@example.com or 8379 1625.
Ku-ring-gai Chase International Food Festival Fundraiser
Support pilgrims going to Panama as Ku-ring-gai Chase bring all cultures for an amazing Food Festival!
Date: Sunday, 4 November 2018 Time: 10.00am Multicultural Mass, followed by food festival till 2.00pm Venue: St Patrick's Church, Asquith and St Patrick's School grounds Cost: Entry $15 per person
$55 for a family of four
$10 additional family members Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
(02) 9456 2450
Warnervale Parish Youth Cross Celebrations
You are all invited to Warnervale Parish as they receive the Pilgrim Cross and pray for the youth.
Date: Sunday 4 November Time: 5.00pm Location: St Mary of the Cross Mackillop, 91 Sparks Road Warnervale, NSW 2259
Date: Saturday 17 November Time: 5.30am Location: Lawrence Hargreaves Beach (park on Elizabeth Drive)
The Greatest Love: Praise and Worship Night
Invitation to all youth and young Adults for a joyful and prayerful worship night organised by the Epping & Carlingford Youth.
Date: Friday 7 December
Time: 6.45 - 9.00pm
Location: Our Lady Help of Christians Epping Church, 29 Oxford Street Epping, NSW 2121
Dinner and light refreshments will be provided before and after the event.
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: Wednesday 28 November Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm Venue: St Agatha's Church, Pennant Hills
Holy Hour for Vocations
Adoration, Reflection, Evening Prayer of the Church.
When: Friday 2 November Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm Venue: St Agatha's Church, Pennant Hills
listen. Today we celebrate all Saints day and commemorate all those that have gone before us. In gratitude for all Saints and faithful departed we give thanks to God. Listen to the latest album by Matt Maher "saints and sinners."
read. We are called by Baptism to Holiness, that is, to love God above all things and to love others as God loves. Feel small, or that you're nothing much or sainthood is for special chosen people? You I are called and chosen. You are never too small, young or unworthy to be a saint! Here are biographies of some young saints to inspire you.
watch. Watch this dynamic videoon the "Beginning of Holiness according to St Teresa of Culcutta" - Prayer < Oneness with God < Holiness