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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...

An Abundance of Spirit in the Archdiocese

By Chloe Kelly The cold Canberra morning was not enough to deter young people from across Canberra-Goulburn gathering together for the SPIRIT retreat. It was hard to hear above the laughter and chatter as Youth Ministers and participants got to know each other first thing in the morning. Alannah Hod...

Living In A Hypersexualised World

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, magazines, Television, film, advertisements and photography. Do you ever feel like the world focuses a lot on our bodies; how they look and how we use them? Have you ever been scrolling through your Instagram and you see a model with barely any clothes on advertising so...

YMI Equipping School 2018

  The Youth Ministers International (YMI) Equipping School 2018 was focused around Jesus’ commission to the Gospel’s to: “Go and make disciples of all nations” Matthew 28:19.  This call was was answered by Youth Ministers, students, teachers and leaders from across the Oceania region including;...

YMI LEAD Student Conference

Canberra-Goulburn and Bathurst   The 4th and 5th of March featured the first CSYMA regional event of the year! The Canberra-Goulburn and Bathurst LEAD Conference kicked off with over 350 people attending the Youth Mass and Rally at St. Christopher’s Cathedral in Canberra. The Youth Mass was cel...

YMI Equipping School 2018

I walked in the morning of the 1st of March, for the beginning of the YMI Equipping School to prepare for the five days ahead. I definitely felt a different energy to previous Equipping Schools. It was so exciting to welcome our guests from the Oceania region; Tonga, Samoa, New Zealand, Papua New Gu...

ACYF 2017 – Opening new horizons for spreading joy.

  The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) in Sydney this year was one of the most vibrant and energetic Catholic events I’ve ever attended. The experience showed me that the youth of today have taken up Pope Francis’ challenging address from the 2016 World Youth Day Prayer Vigil: “Dear yo...

Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.

The following report seeks to explore the themes of Youth Ministry within the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. The Archdiocesan model of youth ministry will be touched on briefly before examining faith in the Archdiocese (examining the National Church Life Survey), Youth in the Archdiocese (exa...

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