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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

CYS What's Happening May 2015

May 2015


WYD (Re) Launch

After being washed out last month, we are back on for the Launch of WYD for the Sydney Archdiocese. So get excited!!! Join us as we welcome our new Archbishop Anthony Fisher and launch our "Road to Krakow" WYD pilgrimages!

The festival launch will be held at the Cathedral College hall on Tuesday 19th May from 7.30pm. The Archbishop will also be presiding at City Silence from 6.30pm that evening so come spend an hour with Jesus before the launch.

Date: Tuesday 19th May
Time: 7:30pm onwards
Venue: St Mary's Cathedral College Hall. St Marys Rd, Sydney.

For more information click HERE

Catholic Youth Services invites all young adults (18-35 years) involved in (or wanting to be involved in) parish music ministry to celebrate and build on their talents and gifts. Join us, as Stephen Kirk (Catholic Song writer & producer), Stephen Smith (Australian Sacred Music Association) and many others, lead participants through the why, when, what and how of music used within a church setting.

If you are interested in music, curious about starting music ministry in your parish, keen to learn a new mass setting, or just want a refresher on the basics, then join us in Homebush West and bring your choir, band or priest and we'll have a day that is inspiring and informative, full of theory and practice. An opportunity not to be missed! Registrations close May 18, 2015

Date: 23 May 2015
Place: 108 The Crescent, Homebush West
Time: 9:30am – 5pm
Cost: $10 (for meals)
What to bring: Your passion for music, your instrument of choice for a jam session, but most importantly an open mind and a thirst for more.
Click HERE to register and Click HERE for more info. 

Also For those who are keen we'll be chartering a bus down to the Shire for the Pentecost Rally - DOWNPOUR 2015

City Silence is a weekly Holy Hour for young adults (18-35) at St Mary's Cathedral every Tuesday from 6:30pm.

At 7:30pm Following City Silence all are welcome to a casual dinner at a local restaurant.

16th Catholicism 101(follows City Silence) with Fr. Daniel McCaughan
21st Catholicism 101 (follows City Silence)
25th Gracefest/ One Year to WYD

corE - Temperaments with Bernard Toutounji
18th Catholicism 101 (Follows City Silence)

Silent Retreat
Led by Cistercian Monk Fr. Joseph Chua  

Amidst all the noise, God speaks to us in the silence of our hearts. Let's give God some of this precious silent time in order to enhance our relationship with Him and work out where He may be leading us in the next step of our life journey.

Join us for this silent retreat as we are led deeper in our spiritual lives by Fr Joseph Chua, a Cistercian monk of Tarrawarra Abbey in Victoria. Fr Joseph currently serves as the vocation director and novice master of his community and has a deep interest in helping others foster a contemplative spirituality in their daily living. Fr Joseph is travelling to Sydney especially to give this retreat.

The retreat will run from 6:30pm Friday 5 June and finish by 1:30pm Sunday 7 June. With daily mass and spiritual direction available. The retreat will be held at the beautiful BXVI Centre and will cost $215. Places are strictly limited, to register, please book via the link above.

For more information email or call us on 9764 4357

Theology on Tap is a monthly event (coming up to its 9th year) where people from all walks of life get together for a bit of food for thought over some theology on tap!

The next TOT is set for Tuesday, May 12, and we've got the newly-minted Bishop of the Broken Bay Diocese, the Most Rev. Peter A. Comensoli who'll be chatting to us about the Art of Being Human!

Date: Tuesday, May 12
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Venue: Le Pub, 66 King Street (cnr of York)
Speaker: Bishop Peter A. Comensoli
Topic: To Be or Not To Be? The Art of Being Human


Blessed Chiara Badano

Join Fr. Brendan Purcell and the Focolare Movement who will present a talk about Bl. Chiara Badano, who is currently in the process of being made a saint. Beautified in 2000. Bl. Chiara lived in our times, joining the Focolare movement at 9 years of age, contracting cancer and dying at age 19 in 1990. Come and learn how a young person in our times embraced and lived the Gospel to the full! 


WHERE: Holy family Church hall 214 Maroubra Rd Maroubra
WHEN: 7pm on the 17th of May  


Further info email Janice at or call 0414188682

A Pentecost Rally with U.S. Singer & Songwriter Steve Angrisano, International recording artists Natasha & Gary Pinto, Contemporary Christian Catholic composer Stephen Kirk, Fr. Chris Ryan MGL and Sydney–wide prayer teams.

Saturday 23 May 2015
7pm to 11pm at the Engadine Community Centre

Adults: $15 - Students: $10 - Children: $5

"Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting." — Acts 2:2

For more info click HERE

We invite you to join us as we delve deeper into Saint Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body, reworked by Christopher West.

There are 8 sessions in this course which will be broken up into 2 sets of consecutive Sundays.

The dates for part A of the sessions are as follows:
Sunday 24th May, 2015 - 7-8.30pm
Sunday 31st May, 2015 - 7-8.30pm
Sunday 7th June, 2015 - 7-8.30pm
Sunday 14th June 2015 - 7-8.30pm

This course will be held at St Felix Parish Bankstown's School and Parish Hall and is free, however bookings are essential.

Please rsvp to or via private message.

*NB. We will be participating in the course as recorded by Christopher West via DVD. Study Guides are available at $8.00 each and are available for your individual and/or group discussion notes*
WYD2016 Ambassadors 

Are you a young adult in Sydney (approx. 18-22), who is active in your faith and interested in inspiring young people? Would you like to share a World Youth Day experience with young people from Sydney Catholic Schools?

If you said yes to both, we would like to hear from you!
This is a great opportunity for you to help inspire young people in their faith and offer guidance for how they can live this out when they return back to Australia after WYD.

For more info Click HERE
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