Keeping the Holy Spirit Alive Inside! This course will lead you through utilising the Holy Spirit in your life post WYD08, and includes talks, music, group discussion, fellowship and scripture. When: every Sunday from the 10th August to 7th September from 11am to 1pm at Xavier Centre, 2 Bond Street Bellambi. Ages: 18 +. For more information contact Melanie Pyrah on 0412 252502
Illawarra Crash(ecumenical youth event): Friday, 15 August 6.30pm to 9.00pm at TIGS College (Princes Highway, West Wollongong). Cost $6. It's gonna be an awesome night, with live bands, praise and worship, and an incredible word from Scott 'Sanga' Samways. WIN a Nintendo Wii by bringing the most people on the night!This date is also the Feast of the Assumption, a Holy Day of Obligation (Mass will not be included in the event). See www.illawarracrash.com.au or phone 4253 0809 for more information.
Catholic Young Adults Dinner:Saturday 16 August at 6.30pm at Collegians (located on the corner of Princess Hwy and Charlotte Street Wollongong). An ideal opportunity to discuss your experience of WYD08, eat yummy food and relax with good company. R.S.V.P to Ally 0415 119 118 or Annie 0405 736 586 by 14 August.
Lighthouse Festival in Broken Bay Diocese:22-24 August for those aged 16-30 years who would like a dynamic weekend learning more about faith. See www.lighthousefestival.org.auand contact Christy Honeysett on 4253 0809 for details on transport from our diocese.
WYD Reunion Pics and Flicks:Celebrating WYD through Film and Photography. Friday 19 September 6.00pm to 9.30pm at McKinnon Theatre, University of Wollongong. Submit your 7 min film or photograph by Friday 29 August. Great prizes to be won! See www.youth.dow.org.au for competition details
Anchor Camp:for young people aged 14-18 with the Youth Mission Team. Wednesday, 1 October to Friday, 3 October. Contact 4284 1635 for more information. Youth Leadership Workshops:Saturday 4 October 1pm to 5pm in Macarthur area (venue tbc). Providing workshops on: social justice, music, creating vibrant liturgies, starting a youth ministry, running retreats, and more! Email us know if you think a particular workshop should be provided - firstname.lastname@example.org
World Youth Day: Where to from here?A weekend retreat for young adults (18-35) at Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville. Friday evening 10 October to Sunday afternoon 12 October. Cost $120. Call 9603 1433 to book.
Anchor Day: in November 2008. Great bands, dramas, sport, games, talks, prayer and more. Be set on fire in your faith with the Youth Mission Team! More details soon…
Diocesan Youth Mass:Saturday, 6 December 6.00pm will be a creative and youthful celebration with Bishop Peter. More details soon.
DIOCESAN YOUTH WEBSITE
See videos, upcoming youth events, pray online, check out the youth Masses list, chat on xt3, see the map for your closest youth group, get resources and more!
World Youth Day 2008 Photo Gallery will be online from Friday 15 August
ARE YOU PUMPED AFTER WYD08??? Here's what some people have said...
"How AWESOME was WYD!!!!...During the week as the leader I have had the opportunity to see God move within the youth in my group- truly amazing…The youth are more pumped for Christ than ever which is sooooo great!"
Erin Byrnes, leader of Catholic Youth Campbelltown
"It was great to see the Entertainment Centre full and totally buzzing with everyone there for Jesus and being touched by His Love. The incredible unity of people from the different continents and countries of the world that came to our parish for this event was a sight to behold. Everyone in peace, unity and harmony as we all sang, danced, waved and clapped together."
"My students are still raving about everything they saw and the events they were involved in and how they felt that WYD was an experience of a lifetime. They have made many friendships that will last a lifetime and have given them renewed excitement about being a youth and being united with the Global Catholic community."
Steph Dunn, WYD School Coordinator Magdalene College
"I will never forget this weekend or the people in it…….. My body is aching - my legs tired, my shoulders bruised from my heavy bag but I wouldn't trade it for anything, this weekend was unforgettable and my faith has only been strengthened."
Ben, student at Magdalene College
"I cant believe how many people there actually were in Sydney. It was truly amazing and for me it helped my faith blossom and grow so much. For me I think I look at the Catholic Church now as something sacred that i will keep in my heart forever. Just the one week has turned my life around and now I know that my life is a lot clearer; I know that Jesus and I are best friends now."