Australian Catholic Youth Festival
The Australian Catholic Youth Festival is a national gathering of Catholic young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. The Festival provides young people with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world, and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia.
Related information on the 2019 Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Perth
The next Festival is likely to be in 2021 and further information will be available when schedules have been finalised..
The Sunday 6pm Mass is designated specially as a Youth Mass. There are various ministries our youth may be involved in:
- Youth choir – singers and musicians lead the congregation at various parts of the Mass in worship.
- Readers – the first and second readings, responsorial psalm and Gospel acclamation are read by the youth.
- Altar Servers – youth assist the priest at this Mass as junior or senior servers where available.
Pymble Catholic Parish has two youth groups that run weekly during the school term. Both groups aim to be an opportunity for our young people to gather, have lots of fun, develop friendships with like-minded people, and grow in their faith through formation.
The Thursday night group is for youth in school years 5-8 and meets in the Marian Hall in the grounds of Sacred Heart Primary School, Pymble. The Sunday night group is for youth aged 14 years up to young adults. This group meets in the meeting area at Sacred Heart Church, Pymble. Both groups run from 7 to 8:30pm. Because of coronavirus, these groups currently meet via Zoom video conference.
Our parish is under the care of the Salvatorian order. One of their apostolates is with the youth, and they therefore run various youth events/activities throughout the year, such as Praise and Worship nights and gatherings. These are advertised in our Parish bulletin, or see the Salvatorian Youth Australia group at Facebook SalvatorianYouthAu.
Throughout the year there may be other parish opportunities specifically for the youth to be involved in, for example Broken Bay Diocese events and leading the Good Friday Stations of the Cross. These activities are advertised in the parish bulletin.
For more information, please contact our Youth Minister Katrina Pratt or the Parish office.