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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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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