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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 ...

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 t...

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 ow...

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....

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Western Deanery Students ‘Made for More’

– Hannah McMahon Recently, CG Youth Ministers ran a Retreat for Year 10 students out in the Western Deanery… If you have ever wondered what it’s like for a Youth Minister to run a retreat then read on as Hannah McMahon shares on her experience. “It was so incredible to see the Year...

Western Deanery Catches the Wave

On the 5 and 6 of April our central schools from the western region gathered together for a combined Catch the Wave retreat experience with hundreds of students from years 8 and 9 in Tumut, Temora and Cootamundra. The two days were run by our Archdiocesan youth Ministers with Catholic Education offi...

Porta Fidei: Teacher Renewal Experience

On the 10th of May, teachers from around the Canberra-Goulburn Diocese gathered together to take time to connect with their faith. Porta Fidei means “door of faith”, and throughout the retreat, participants were encouraged to take a step towards their faith and to reconnect with God. Steve Kirk bles...

Church Listens as Youth Speaks

BY MARK BOWLING YOUNG Catholic delegates have returned from a week-long meeting in Rome with Pope Francis, energised, enthused and calling for a more transparent and “authentic” Church. “Just for us to be heard, and to speak our minds within the Church and to get feedback and a response from an olde...

Teachers and Leaders: Leading the New Evangelisation

The second unit of the innaugural Graduate Certificate in Education: Leading the New Evangelisation run through the Australian Catholic University was held for the Archdiocese at St. Christopher’s Pastoral Centre in Canberra across the 14th and 15th of April. This unit focussed on examining and crit...

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