Reflection for 1st Sunday of Lent

February 18, 2018 - Lent, Student discipleship

Reflection for 1st Sunday of Lent

By Fr. Paul Winter Parish Priest, Clarence Valley Parish Our readings today speak very much of the power and tremendous love of God. From before time began, before the universe was created, God has been calling us to be with him, to live in his love for all eternity. God creates all of existence purely out […]

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A Story From the Heart…

February 17, 2018 - Immersion, Lent, Youth Ministry

A Story From the Heart…

By Olivia Neithe – SJPC YMO When asked to describe something amazing that I witnessed on my Immersion to the Philippines I came to find that no words truly give justice to the time I spent in this beautiful country because it was the most rewarding and life altering experience in the entirety of my 18 […]

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ACYF registrations close August 31

August 24, 2017 - ACYF17, Faith development, Student discipleship

ACYF registrations close August 31

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) is a national gathering of Catholic young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC). It exists to provide young people with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in […]

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Palm Sunday is the door to salvation.

April 9, 2017 - Faith development, Student discipleship, Youth Ministry

Palm Sunday is the door to salvation.

  By Father Frederick Basco Palm Sunday is the door that leads us to the great event of our salvation. It is an opportunity to ponder and rekindle our baptismal promises. As Pope Francis said in his homily, “during this week we are called to follow our King who chooses the Cross as his throne. We […]

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Xavier Catholic College – CSYMA Classes and Lunchtime Discipleship

March 31, 2017 - Faith development, School life, Youth Ministry

Xavier Catholic College – CSYMA Classes and Lunchtime Discipleship

By Amelia Kearney (YMO) Year 9 CSYMA The Year 9 CSYMA class starting the lesson off with Prayer led by Mrs Broadley. Year 9 students in the CSYMA class journaling and writing prayer reflections in their Prayer journals. Lunchtime Discipleship Group Students at the Chapel Tuesday Group reading and discussing Ecclesiastes 3; ‘There is a […]

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Giving himself to God this Lent

March 31, 2017 - Lent, Student discipleship, Youth Ministry

Giving himself to God this Lent

In 2016 I struggled to keep my faith ignited due to exams, homework and the pressure of the HSC rapidly arising. It was a tough year to get through with the amount of work that was given and the study that needed to be put in so I lost my touch with God as I […]

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Lenten reflection for youth – fourth Sunday of Lent

March 26, 2017 - Uncategorized

Lenten reflection for youth – fourth Sunday of Lent

By Father James Foster We are now past the halfway mark of our Lenten journey. For some of us it will have been a wonderful moment of personal and spiritual growth. However for some of us we might be finding our Lenten commitments somewhat challenging and may have slipped. Whatever the case, this week is […]

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On grief, growth and losing James

March 25, 2017 - Faith development, Grief, Lent

On grief, growth and losing James

By Alice Tate   James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.                                                                                 – James 1:1-3   This lent I have based my journey around […]

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