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Thursday, November 21, 2019

SCY News | November 2019

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(Adoration at Ignite Conference 19)
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. 



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.
View Pics from the Photobooth

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



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.


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.

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.


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

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

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