Author: Youth Ministry

A United Diocesan Youth Ministry

An united vision for Diocesan Youth Ministry evident in national gathering of leaders. Youth Ministry Coordinators from across the country gathered last week in Melbourne for the Australian Network of Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinators annual meeting. The gathering brought together leaders from 16 Dioceses and provided an opportunity to discern the movement of the Holy Spirit in youth ministry a...

Wave of faith crashing in across the Coastal Deanery

Last week, initial Youth Ministry retreats were conducted for students at Lumen Christi, Pambula and Carroll College, Broulee. The experience broke open the basic Gospel message that included sessions on God’s love, the Salvation message and forgiveness that included an invitation to step out in faith. Nathan Galea, from Catholic Education, who helped coordinate the day said that “the retreat was ...

Junior Youth Group builds strong link with Sacramental Program

The recent Confirmation program conducted at the Mary, Help of Christians Parish in Pearce was an incredible opportunity to link the sacramental program with the growing Junior Youth Group. Seeing the formation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, Youth Minister Rossen de Ramos said that he saw “unity between the parents, their children and the Parish.” “I witnessed the love, faithfulness, patience ...

Agape Youth Group

Agape is a parish youth group for high school students, run at St John the apostle parish in Kippax. It is named after one of the many Greek words for love ‘ἀγάπη’ (pronounced Ah-ga-pay), which is the deepest form of love, a love that transcends all and the love that God feels for his creation. The youth group is a great experience for everyone involved, and after every single night everyone leave...

What’s it like to be a Youth Minister?

What’s it like to be a Youth Minister? Read on to hear Gerard Teng’s experience looking back over the year.   “You probably have seen an individual or a group of energetic, young people around the Archdiocese. DO NOT BE ALARMED! Hi, my name is Gerard Teng and I am part of this group of hyper-animated people called Youth Ministers. I first had a Youth Ministry experience when...

Youth Ministers on Mission in England

Over the past two weeks, CG Youth ministers joined with Youth Ministers from around the country to participate in the 2018 YMI England Mission. It was an exciting opportunity to share the growing Youth Ministry vision in the Archdiocese with Diocese across England. Departing on the 1st of July, the team set off for England with nervous anticipation of what the next two weeks would hold. Arriving i...

Merici Students Ministering Beyond the School

Merici College students have taken a step forward in their Youth Ministry journey last year, forming their own Youth Ministry Team called Angela’s Angels. The name is taken from their patron saint Angela Merici, with a spin. Since starting up this Team, a number of girls have participated in the CSYMA and ACU Youth Academy which included the Youth Ministry Equipping School conducted in the A...

SGY Worship

St Greg’s Youth ‘SGY Worship’ is a music ministry organically raised out of the Queanbeyan Parish. Led by the parish Youth Ministers, Jordan Hodge said that the drive to venture beyond their own doors stems from a want to support other parishes looking to develop Youth Masses of their own. “In early 2016, St Gregory’s Parish started its Sunday afternoon Youth and Family Mass,” he said....

Adoration 101

Hannah McMahon  Adoration has this vast peace that the world can not give. It is as though I am in a balloon of grace. All of the anxieties, weights and pressures that I am carrying on my shoulders seem to disappear when I enter into adoration. When I leave, I feel nothing but peace and reassurance. I still remember the very first time I went to adoration, I had no idea what I was doing and if I w...

Young Adults ‘Living in a Hypersexualised World’

Nearly 40 Young adults from across the Archdiocese gathered earlier this month, breaking open how to live out your faith in a hypersexualised world! Led by Paul Ninnes, the co-founder and director of RealTalk, the event was powerful with Paul sharing his personal experience and leading the group to realise the reality that so many young people are growing up in. Young adults present said that they...

What Matters in Ministry?

– Katie Golding On the 13th of May at 5:30pm, families from all around the Belconnen Region gathered together for a Youth Mass at St Michaels Church, Kaleen. This was the first Youth Mass for the Parish and it was great to see so many new faces. As a Youth Minister, it is sometimes easy to get caught up in all of the technicalities of organising an event. I was stressing before the mass wond...

A Wave of Faith Crashes over JPII College

The Canberra and Goulburn Youth Ministers launched the Youth Ministry Model at St John Paul II College through a ‘Catch the Wave’ Retreat. The retreat was run for the whole of the year 9 cohort and was received really well, with students signing up to the Youth Ministry units beginning next term. A team of six CG Youth Ministers led the retreat across two key sessions, reaching over 140 students. ...

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