Saturday, January 18, 2020

Limited spots left for YLES 2020!


Limited spots left.

BE NOT AFRAID! 

Dive deeper into your call to discipleship with the week long live-in experience of the Youth Leaders Evangelisation School from January 25 to February 1 at Campion College in Toongabbie, New South Wales. Come and experience community life, daily prayer, and reorienting habits for ourselves and others.

There are limited spots left. Register at sydneycatholicyouth.org/YLES

 
 

Monday, January 6, 2020

GRACE Lenten Program 2020 | Get in early for Lent!



Due to the early commencement of Lent on 26 February 2020, we are pleased to announce that we are now taking orders for our Grace—Lenten Program 2020 including discount pricing for bulk orders and a GST free option for Australian Catholic Religious Groups starting from just $5.00 per copy!

Grace is a 76-page full colour book (240x170mm) book containing short daily reflections (from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday) in addition to the longer-form Sunday Gospel reflections, spiritual direction, Gospel readings, responsorial psalms, prayers and reflection questions that are traditionally part of the Lenten program for groups. Therefore, Grace is also perfect for individuals who cannot attend a Lenten group.

For those part of a Lenten group, we are honoured to have Fr Christopher G Sarkis (parish priest at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Rosemeadow, NSW) providing the Sunday Gopel reflections and Sr Anastasia Reeves OP (St Cecilia Dominican Sister born and raised on the South Coast of NSW and now living in Nashville, USA) providing the spiritual direction.

The shorter daily reflections have been written by 16 fantastic clergy, religious and lay contributors from around the world including Fr Sean Cullen, Sr Susanna Edmunds OP, Fr Damian Ference, Peter Gilmore, Michael "Gomer" Gormley, Sr Mary Helen HIll OP, Fr Antony Jukes OFM, Sr Elena Marie Piteo OP, Sr Magdalen Mather OSB, Darren McDowell, Trish McCarthy, Matthew Ockinga, Fr Chris Pietraszko, Mother Hilda Scott OSB, Dr Eleonore Stump and Michelle Vass.

Grace also features beautiful religious artworks from the Masters such as Le Sueur, Morelli, Bellini, Luti, Ouwater, and Fra Angelico which Monsignor Graham Schmitzer expertly breaks open as part of his popular artwork reflections.

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TRIPLE CD RESOURCE

Grace is accompanied by a Triple CD Resource that includes six beautiful responsorial psalms recorded especially for the Lenten program—written by acclaimed Catholic composer, Paul Mason, and performed by one of Australia's leading session musicians, Seth Harsh, and sung by the talented Michaela Rose and Fiesta Mataele.The Triple CD resource also includes audio narrations of the readings by Bishop Brian Mascord and Jude Hennessy, and audio narrations of the Sunday Gospel reflections narrated by Fr Christopher and spiritual direction by Sr Anastasia.

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PRICING ($AUD)

We have intentionally kept the bulk-pricing cost as low as possible to encourage parishes, schools and communities to buy the book on behalf of their communities.

GRACE: Lenten Program 2020 Books
 
Qty Aust Catholic Religious Groups
(+ post)
Individuals (inc GST)
(+ post)
1-9 $9.00 $9.90
10-24 $8.00 $8.80
25-49 $7.00 $7.70
50-99 $6.00 $6.60
100+ $5.00 $5.50

GRACE: Lenten Program 2020 Triple CD Resource*
 
Qty Aust Catholic Religious Groups
(+ post)
Individuals (inc GST)
(+ post)
1+ Physical Triple CD $8.00 $8.80
* An MP3 digital download version of the Triple CD resource will be released in the coming weeks.

GRACE: Lenten Program 2020 Book + Triple CD Resource Set
 
Qty Aust Catholic Religious Groups
(+ post)
Individuals (inc GST)
(+ post)
Book + Physical Triple CD $14.00 $15.40

To purchase your copies, just select whether you are purchasing as an individual or on behalf of an Australian Catholic Religious Group and you will see the discounted bulk pricing rates.

If you have any questions or you would like to place a phone or email order, call us on (02) 4222 2411 or orders@dow.org.au

Shipping of the books and CD's is expected to commence Friday 17 January 2020. We will send you an email confirmation when your order is shipped.

N.B. If you live in the Diocese of Wollongong, please check with your parish, school, agency or religious order before ordering as they may be ordering copies on your behalf.
 
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Friday, December 27, 2019

Merry SCY News | December 2019


Sydney Catholic Youth (logo)
(Adoration at Ignite Conference 19)

From the team at Sydney Catholic Youth, we want to wish you a joyful and peaceful Christmas!

As we approach the end of the year, we've been reflecting on how thankful we are for all the incredible work happening in your parishes and youth groups in 2019. We pray that this time of Christmas, celebrating the birth of Our Lord, is a time of rest and refreshment for you and your loved ones.

God Bless You!
Merry Christmas from Gelina, Chris & Elizabeth!
 

EVENTS IN 2020

 

Youth Leaders Evangelisation School 2020
Sat 25 Jan - Sat 1 Feb

An evening of community, speakers and entertainment. Bring your friends for food, prayer, Adoration, Reconciliation and the Awaken Band's praise and worship.

BOOK

Y-Factor 2020: I AM
Tues 14 Apil to Fri 17 April


For students in Yrs 7 to 12, during the Easter school holidays. Experience 4 days of games, activities, talks, discussion, prayer and a chance to grow in their faith and relationship with God. This camp is so big we can only run it once a year!
 
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Events


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Monday, December 2, 2019

Important Changes to Social Justice Dates

Save the date!

Social Justice Sunday is now the last Sunday in August!

In November 2018 the Vatican announced that the annual international World Day of Migrants & Refugees would be moved from January to the last Sunday in September.

This day in the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church in Australia has traditionally been devoted to Social Justice Sunday.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference have decided that, from 2020, the date for Social Justice Sunday will be the last Sunday in August.

- Next year, Social Justice Sunday will be observed on Sunday 30 August.

- The World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be observed on Sunday 27 September.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

SCY News | November 2019


Sydney Catholic Youth (logo)
(Adoration at Ignite Conference 19)
DISCOVER OUR CALL TO EVANGELISATION
We are excited to announce that for the second year in a row, we are holding the Youth Leaders Evangelisation School - January 25 to February 1, 2020.

 
The Youth Leaders Evangelisation School 2020 is a week long live-in experience for leaders in ministry. The school will allow leaders to explore their call to evangelisation through community life, daily prayer, and through building a culture of responsibility for ourselves and others in our daily lives. The program includes daily prayer, talks and workshops, pilgrimage day trips and time for community. 

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Youth Leaders Thanksgiving Dinner


Last week on Thursday, November 14th, we treated our network of youth ministry leaders to a dinner of Thanksgiving with Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP.

Youth leaders from parishes, movements, chaplaincies, religious communities, and Sydney Catholic Schools were welcomed with a formal buffet dinner, with a photobooth, and a word of thanks to 4 leaders in the Archdiocese who we wanted to appreciate for being committed to service in their areas. These were Richie Leilua from the Western Region, Jemille West from the Ryde-Gladesville area, Janice Fernandez from the Eastern Region and Jonathan Alvin Salim from the City deanery.
The evening was wrapped up with a time for us to pray together with others from our respective areas. We prayed in thanksgiving for the past year, as well as for the next year of ministry, especially for the youth of our areas.
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The Upper Room:

Visio Divina with Steven Buhagiar


Around 25 joined us for our monthly night of formation for youth leaders on October 21.

Steve Buhagiar, Team Leader for the Life, Family and Outreach Office, led the main session - an introduction to the process of praying with beauy, namely through art. Visio Divina - which translates to 'divine seeing' - is a way of praying with Sacred art. Using the four senses of Scripture (literal, allegorical, tropological and anagogical), he shared how the same could be applied to looking at Sacred Art and can lead us into a deeper understanding of our faith.


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1697210.png  Youth Ministry Resources

The season of Advent begins in 11 Days. While many people start the joyful spirit of Christmas as early as Novemer,  before we start celebrating Christmas, the Church calls us into a time to be solemn and contemplative. Advent is a time of expectant waiting and preparation, and is an opportune time to enter into a deeper mode of prayer with our youth groups. 

If you're looking for a topic to cover for your next youth or young adults group, here is a video below that you can use in the lead up to Advent.

We'll be sending another e-mail next month with a longer list of Advent resources.

Jacaranda Tree Reflection

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Awaken Youth Rally
Friday 22 November, 6-9pm

An evening of community, speakers and entertainment. Bring your friends for food, prayer, Adoration, Reconciliation and the Awaken Band's praise and worship.

RSVP

ACYF19 Commissioning Mass
Sunday 24 November, 10:30am

 
All ACYF19 Pilgrims from Sydney are invited to a Commissioning Mass on the Feast of Christ the King at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney with His Grace, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP.
 
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Walk with Christ 2019
Sunday 24 November

Join Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP and thousands of Sydney Catholics in our annual Eucharistic Procession, Walk with Christ. Celebrating the Feast of Christ the King! Meet 2pm for a 2.30pm start on cnr of Martin Place and Pitt Street in Sydney's CBD.

 
RSVP
 

Y-FACTOR 2020: I AM
Tuesday 14 April to Friday 17 April


Y-Factor is for youth in years 7 to 12 hosted by Sydney Catholic Youth in collaboration with Youth Ministry Coordinators from across the Sydney Archdiocese. during the Easter school holidays, experience 4 days of games, activities, talks, discussion, prayer and a chance to grow in their faith and relationship with God. This camp is so big we can only run it once a year. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON.

If you're interested in being a volunteer leader, contact Elizabeth elizabeth.pasion@sydneycatholic.org
 

Get social!


Connect with us on FB, IG or Twitter to see what our team is up to and what's happening around Sydney

Events


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Want to join a group?


We'll connect you with a group of like-minded young people for you to journey deeper in your faith with