Turn Down for What !?!

April 10, 2019 - Faith development, Lent, School life, Youth Ministry

Turn Down for What !?!

“Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus was led into the wilderness.” That little verse taken from the First Sunday of Lent, sums up my whole experience of Lent 2019 in a nutshell. When I was praying about what Jesus wanted me to do for lent I knew right away what He was asking out of […]

read more
‘Ew, do my Ashes Look Okay?’

April 10, 2019 - Ash Wednesday, Faith development, Lent, Parish, School life

‘Ew, do my Ashes Look Okay?’

For me, Ash Wednesday has always been one of those days that was the deadline for picking something to give up for Lent. I always found myself scavenging around aimlessly and I miss the point of what Ash Wednesday is about because my mind and heart aren’t lined up. Ash Wednesday is not a deadline […]

read more
REMEMBERING LEAD

April 27, 2018 - Faith development, LEAD, Lent, Student discipleship, Year of Youth, Youth Ministry

REMEMBERING LEAD

By Sidney Ewing (YMO Murwillumbah) In an ever growing secular world, it was so amazing to see an abundance of young people united under the name of Christ at the LEAD Conference. It has broadened my horizon and helped affirm that this entire ‘faith thing’ is 100% legit. The Conference provided so many opportunities for the […]

read more
Am I Prepared?

March 31, 2018 - Lent, Student discipleship

Am I Prepared?

Hi, I’m William. I am a YMO at St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour. This Lent I have been focusing on the three pillars of Lent; Almsgiving, Fasting and Prayer. One of my other focuses has been on being prepared for Easter, for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But to be prepared I needed to […]

read more
Reflection for Palm Sunday.

March 24, 2018 - Faith development, Lent, Student discipleship

Reflection for Palm Sunday.

By Fr Shelwin Fernandez Palm Sunday – Hail, King of the Jews! Just over 5 weeks ago, we began our Lenten journey this year. Today we enter into the most important week of our faith and in our life as we commemorate our Lord’s Paschal mystery – the means of our salvation. At the liturgical celebration […]

read more
The Journey So Far                                                                                   

March 16, 2018 - Faith development, Lent, School life, Student discipleship, Youth Ministry

The Journey So Far                                                                                   

by YMO Gus Bourne G’day guys, 18 and a bit years ago the big fella upstairs decided we needed a Gus walking around on this world. Back then I didn’t know why I was here, and now I’ve only sorta got an idea. I know I’ve got a long way to go but I’m gonna […]

read more
Lent as A YMO

March 12, 2018 - Lent, Youth Ministry

Lent as A YMO

By Emily Towle ‘Ok God. If you’re real, show me’, thought little 14 year old Emily, waiting patiently for a sign from God. In that moment, God made her a promise; that if she embarked on this journey, it would be the most fulfilling road she would ever walk… 4 years later, and my goodness has […]

read more
Reflection for 4th Sunday of Lent

March 11, 2018 - Faith development, Lent, Student discipleship

Reflection for 4th Sunday of Lent

By Fr Paul Gooley Some years ago, when we used to land on and explore the moon. Space engineers were designing the space suits for the two pilots. One pilot was in charge of the lunar module, which was to go down and land on the moon, and the other pilot was in charge of […]

read more
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 […]

read more