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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Lenten Reflection for Youth – First Sunday of Lent

March 4, 2017 - Bishop Homeming, Faith development, Youth Ministry

Lenten Reflection for Youth – First Sunday of Lent

By Fr Roland Agrisola St Agnes’ Parish, Port Macquarie The Biblical readings and the prayers during Mass on the First Sunday of Lent invite us to reflect on temptation. A temptation is any word, thought, inclination, or occasion that can induce us to commit sin. In itself, temptation is not a sin. It becomes sinful […]

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Working together

March 1, 2017 - Faith development, Student discipleship, Youth Ministry

Working together

In the Catholic Education office’s carpark in Canberra two other people and I spent 5.5 hours setting up audio equipment for the LEAD rally run by the YMO’s.   There were many technical difficulties that had to be overcome and it took time to figure out what the issue was. After everything had finally been […]

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