Reflection for 3rd Sunday of Lent

March 4, 2018 - Faith development, Lent, Youth Ministry

Reflection for 3rd Sunday of Lent

SPRING CLEANING By Fr Peter Slack   “Just before the Jewish Passover Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and in the temple, He found people selling cattle and sheep and pigeons, and the money changers sitting at counters there. Making a whip out of some cord, he drove them out of the temple, cattle and sheep […]

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Reflection for 2nd Sunday of Lent

February 24, 2018 - Lent, Student discipleship

Reflection for 2nd Sunday of Lent

By Father Michael Alcock Have you ever been fortunate enough to have one of those moments in which you have experienced, perhaps ever so briefly, the glory of God? Perhaps through a sunset, a moment of prayer, the closeness of a special friendship or the high of gathering with like-minded young Christians at an event […]

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Being Young & Faithful

February 24, 2018 - Lent, Student discipleship, Youth Ministry

Being Young & Faithful

by Tayla Bennett I was born in 1997, so in 2018, I will be 21 years of age, and I couldn’t be happier with that.  I don’t look at my life and wish I was born in a different time and I’m pretty satisfied with the world. Sure, they are many things that could be […]

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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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