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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Lenten Reflection for Youth – Third Sunday of Lent

March 18, 2017 - Faith development, Lent

Lenten Reflection for Youth – Third Sunday of Lent

By Father Peter Wood. For the Third Sunday of Lent we pause on our pilgrimage toward Jerusalem in order to contemplate Our Lord’s encounter with the Samaritan Woman. In today’s Gospel the Samaritan woman symbolises someone who was looking for love in all the wrong places. Yet love came to meet her unexpectedly. The Samaritan […]

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Take something up this Lent

March 16, 2017 - Faith development, Lent, Youth Ministry

Take something up this Lent

Lent lɛnt/ noun “The period preceding Easter, which is devoted to fasting, abstinence, and penitence in commemoration of Christ’s fasting in the wilderness” I remember when I was in Primary School I would absolutely dread Lent. The thought of giving up my beloved freddo frogs or zooper doopers overwhelmed me with fear. Now that I […]

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Fr Stefan’s Reflection on Second Sunday of Lent 2017 for Lismore Diocese Youth

March 11, 2017 - Bishop Homeming, Faith development, Student discipleship

Fr Stefan’s Reflection on Second Sunday of Lent 2017 for Lismore Diocese Youth

  Many of you have had amazing mountain-top experiences at either Ignite, Shine, Parish Retreats or other Catholic Youth events.   They can be times when we really feel God and His infinite love for us and the love of our brothers and sisters united in faith.   I had one young man come to […]

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