Where is the year going???? 2018 seems to be disappearing before our eyes - however it's proving to be a year to remember. The JOY of Easter has been alive and well in our communities and it's been so amazing to be part of these celebrations. From Pymble's Praise & Worship night with the CYBB Pilgrim Cross, to the SHINE student conference, the atmosphere has been electric and we've been seeing young people doing incredible things. The Pentecost Vigil with Bishop Peter was alive and vibrant. And how good was Br Guy!!!!!
May the energizing Spirit of Pentecost be with you in the days ahead and remember to "Listen to what the Spirit is saying..."
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Kelly & the CYBB Team
year of youth news.
CYBB Pilgrim Cross Around Broken Bay
The Year of Youth Pilgrim Cross has moved its way around the Northern Beaches and is now traveling along the North Shore. Parishes from Chatswood, Pymble, Warringah and Wahroonga have all done a beautiful job in hosting the Cross, leading meaningful and moving liturgies.
The Pilgrim Cross is now at the Cathedral Parish Hornsby, where it will stay for 2 weeks. The young people of Hornsby will be taking the cross on a Pilgrim Walk from Our Lady of the Rosary Waitara to Queen of Peace, Normanhurst. If you'd like to join the walk and following Mass, meet at the Cathedral before 4pm this Saturday 26th May.
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!
Catholic Youth Broken Bay invites you to Twilight Talks.
Join Young Adults (18+) from around the Diocese to connect, share a meal, pray and be nourished by inspiring speakers.
Date: Tuesday 19 June, 2018 Time: 6:30 - 9:30 - Speaker to begin around 7:30 Location: Hotel Pennant Hills
This is an open event for all young adults, so feel free to invite your friends and add them to the event page!
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 30th May 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: Friday 1st June Time: 7.00 - 8.00pm Where: St Agatha's Church, Pennant Hills
Young Adult Taize Workshop & Prayer Evening The Taizé Community France is an ecumenical monastic order, from Catholic and Protestant traditions, founded in 1940. Every year it attracts over 200,000 young people. Come and join in a half-day prayer workshop with Brothers from the Taize community.
An evening prayer service will also take place that evening at Pitt Street Uniting Church, Starting at 7:00pm. All Invited.
Theology of the Body Course Level 1 A five-day Theology of the Body winter school intensive organised by the Life Marriage and Family teams of the Diocese of Broken Bay and the Archdiocese of Sydney. Internationally renowned Theology of the Body expert, Katrina J. Zeno MTS, will be the key facilitator of the course
When: 9 - 13 July, 9am-4pm daily. Where: Campion College, Toongabbie Registrations:www.trybooking.com/VRTA Cost: $260, including lunch and refreshments
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Chosen - Youth Conference Jesus Youth is hosting their national Youth Conference this July in partnership with the Melbourne Archdiocesan Office for Youth. The conference includes rallies, workshops, group discussions and stage presentations.
Humane Vitea 50th Anniversary Conference This one-day conference is organised by the Life, Marriage and Family team Diocese of Broken Bay and will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s watershed encyclical, Humanae Vitae. Nine expert speakers will present at this conference including Most Rev. Peter A Comensoli , Katrina J. Zeno, Dr Byron and Francine Pirola, Sr Moira Debono, Dr Veronica O'Connell, John Wilks, Katie Fullilove, Eamon Keane, & Rebecca Gosper.
When: Saturday 21 July, 8am - 5pm Where: Caroline Chisholm Centre, Pennant Hills Registrations:www.trybooking.com/VEUS Cost: $60, including lunch and refreshments
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Bible Conference - St Paul In 1 Corinthians, St Paul says, “woe betide me if I do not proclaim the gospel!” Come and meet this endlessly fascinating man. Journey with him on his path from persecutor to preacher, and celebrate his great love in announcing the Gospel. Including international and distinguished speakers Rev Nicholas King SJ, Dr Catherine Playoust and Bishop David L. Walker
When: 27-28 July Where: The Heritage Function Centre, West Ryde Registrations:www.trybooking.com/UFJU Cost: $110 full rego, $55 one day rego
More information on Website
listen. Throughout the year we've been collating all the music we've been using and some of our favorites into our CYBB 2018 Playlist. Check it out on Spotify now.
read. Please, do yourself a favor a read Bishop Peter's new Spiritual Letter - "Growing Young in Christ!"
If you haven't got time to read the full document, then read the 2 page summary prepared just for you CYBBies. The letter is well worth your time and is a beautiful vision for our Church.
watch. To help launch Bishop Peter's Spiritual Letter, a number of our CYBBies gathered with Bishop Peter to record a summary of its key themes, over a picnic lunch. Watch the launch video here!