WYD – Vigil night blog

August 8, 2016 - Faith development, Social justice, WYD2016

WYD – Vigil night blog

By Katie Rose Our Lady Help of Christians South Lismore Leader of Catechesis The day of the Vigil prior to the concluding Mass of WYD 2016 was incredible! After a long walk, or walk/tram to get there we are camped out in the middle of a field with millions of other people and grasshoppers jumping […]

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World Youth Day – Auschwitz reflections

July 26, 2016 - Faith development, Social justice, WYD2016

World Youth Day – Auschwitz reflections

Two of our pilgrims share their reflections on visiting Auschwitz By Ricky Buchanan Travelling to Auschwitz was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done! Being a person who believes in both the Catholic Church and my own Aboriginal culture, going to a place of such negative significance is hard on the mind, soul and […]

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Street Retreat Day 4 – Bringing it back home

June 20, 2016 - Social justice

Street Retreat Day 4 – Bringing it back home

By Tayla Bennett Youth Ministry Officer Saint Mary’s Catholic College, Casino Over the past four days I have watched 64-odd nervous strangers become the best of mates, supporting one another through their challenges. It was amazing to witness. Street Retreat was an incredible experience. To see the love of God in our students was insane! They were […]

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Street Retreat 2016 Photo Diary – Day 3

June 18, 2016 - Social justice

Street Retreat 2016 Photo Diary – Day 3

Photo diary of the third day of Street Retreat 2016.

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Street Retreat Day 3 – Growing together in Christ

June 18, 2016 - Social justice

Street Retreat Day 3 – Growing together in Christ

By Tayla Bennett Youth Ministry Officer Saint Mary’s Catholic College, Casino Street Retreat Day 3 had us all feeling a little zombie like, having had two full-on days so far. Day three was just as crazy and we are all walking around pretty tired.  But that didn’t stop any of us going to our ministries […]

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Street Retreat Day 2 – To love thy neighbour as yourself

June 17, 2016 - Social justice

Street Retreat Day 2 – To love thy neighbour as yourself

By Tayla Bennett Youth Ministry Officer Saint Mary’s Catholic College, Casino Day 2 of Street Retreat 2016 sent some of our groups off from the crack of dawn and some of us were lucky enough to catch a sleep in before heading off for the day. Students got to experience so many different ministries and […]

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Street Retreat 2016 Photo Diary – Day 2

June 17, 2016 - Social justice

Street Retreat 2016 Photo Diary – Day 2

Photo diary of the second day of Street Retreat 2016.

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