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Friday, April 30, 2021

Y-Factor 2021: MADE FOR MORE! Early Bird is closing in 3 weeks!

 

 

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Our Early Bird Rate is closing in 3 weeks! - Closes May 17th

Just like our Y-Factor Camp in April this year, our July Camp is booking out fast! Don't miss out on an amazing camp during the July School Holidays!

So, if you are currently in Yrs 7-12, then come have the time of your life during the July school holidays with tons of friends you haven't met yet! There'll be heaps of time for games, activities, talks, discussion, prayer and a chance to grow in your faith and relationship with God. This camp is so big we can only run it once a year so get on board now or miss out! 

DETAILS:

Who? Y-Factor is for teens in years 7 to 12 led by Sydney Catholic Youth in collaboration with Youth Ministry Coordinators from across the Sydney Archdiocese. All leaders will hold a current Working with Children Check and have many years of experience in youth ministry. We'll be using a wide variety of mediums including music, activities, multimedia, drama and testimony to communicate to young people the awesomeness of their faith, and how they can apply it to their lives daily.

When? 9:30am, Monday July 5th – 1pm, Thursday July 8th, 2021

Where? Benedict XVI Retreat Centre, 347 Grose Wold Rd, Grose Vale NSW 2753.

Transport? A chartered bus will depart from St Joachim's, Lidcombe. Please arrive at 7:30am so we can get away on time. The bus will return to the same location on Friday 8th by 2:30pm.

What to bring? Swimmers (see note below), rosary beads, torch, beanie, comfortable and warm modest clothing and shoes. Bring a nice outfit (something you might wear out to dinner), an old set of clothes and pair of shoes that can get wet and dirty and bring a plastic bag to put your wet and dirty items in. Linen, bedsheets, pillows, towels will be provided by the Benedict XVI Retreat Centre. Please leave valuables at home. The Archdiocese of Sydney will not be liable for any loss or damage to personal property during the camp, but we would also like the campers to step away from their usual access to technology while on the camp. 

Please note: bikinis or speedos are not to be brought and attendees are asked to bring swim shorts and swim shirts if possible (or at least a one piece for the girls). This requirement is a part of practically encouraging young people to live modestly and we appreciate your support.

Program? We are keen for the program to be a surprise to the teens however there is lots of fun planned. Participants will share and discuss aspects of their faith and experience God afresh. Being counter-cultural is at the heart of what we do and the young people who attend will leave with a richer understanding of Christ's love for them. There are 5 main sessions that take a look at the theme, reconciliation, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and commitment.

Child Protection and Safety The Archdiocese of Sydney believes that genuine concern for the safety of all participants on our camp is of the utmost importance. All staff and volunteers have undergone child protection checks and careful screening.

Download the Camp Terms (Must be submitted to complete registration)

Questions? Email info@sydneycatholicyouth.org or call Sydney Catholic Youth on 9307 8152.

Early Bird Rate: $260 (closes 17th of May) | Full Rate: $280 (closes 21st of June)

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NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, at this stage limited people will be permitted to the event. SCY will ensure strict hygiene measures are in place.

 





 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Y-Factor 2021: MADE FOR MORE!

 

 

We can't even begin to tell you how excited we are to have our Annual Y-Factor Camp BACK AGAIN!

 

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Sydney Catholic Youth are excited to announce our second Y-Factor Camp for 2021!

We can't even begin to tell you how excited we are to have our Annual Y-Factor Camp BACK AGAIN FOR ROUND 2 due to the huge success of our April Camp!! If you haven't been in previous years or missed out on our April camp, you'll just have to pack a bag and join us this time round. The Sydney Catholic Youth team and Youth Leaders from all over the Sydney Archdiocese have been working for months to make this year's camp bigger and better!

So, if you are currently in Yrs 7-12, then come have the time of your life during the July school holidays with tons of friends you haven't met yet! There'll be heaps of time for games, activities, talks, discussion, prayer and a chance to grow in your faith and relationship with God. This camp is so big we can only run it once a year so get on board now or miss out! 

DETAILS:

Who? Y-Factor is for teens in years 7 to 12 led by Sydney Catholic Youth in collaboration with Youth Ministry Coordinators from across the Sydney Archdiocese. All leaders will hold a current Working with Children Check and have many years of experience in youth ministry. We'll be using a wide variety of mediums including music, activities, multimedia, drama and testimony to communicate to young people the awesomeness of their faith, and how they can apply it to their lives daily.

When? 9:30am, Monday July 5th – 1pm, Thursday July 8th, 2021

Where? Benedict XVI Retreat Centre, 347 Grose Wold Rd, Grose Vale NSW 2753.

Transport? A chartered bus will depart from St Joachim's, Lidcombe. Please arrive at 7:30am so we can get away on time. The bus will return to the same location on Friday 8th by 2:30pm.

What to bring? Swimmers (see note below), rosary beads, torch, beanie, comfortable and warm modest clothing and shoes. Bring a nice outfit (something you might wear out to dinner), an old set of clothes and pair of shoes that can get wet and dirty and bring a plastic bag to put your wet and dirty items in. Linen, bedsheets, pillows, towels will be provided by the Benedict XVI Retreat Centre. Please leave valuables at home. The Archdiocese of Sydney will not be liable for any loss or damage to personal property during the camp, but we would also like the campers to step away from their usual access to technology while on the camp. 

Please note: bikinis or speedos are not to be brought and attendees are asked to bring swim shorts and swim shirts if possible (or at least a one piece for the girls). This requirement is a part of practically encouraging young people to live modestly and we appreciate your support.

Program? We are keen for the program to be a surprise to the teens however there is lots of fun planned. Participants will share and discuss aspects of their faith and experience God afresh. Being counter-cultural is at the heart of what we do and the young people who attend will leave with a richer understanding of Christ's love for them. There are 5 main sessions that take a look at the theme, reconciliation, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and commitment.

Child Protection and Safety The Archdiocese of Sydney believes that genuine concern for the safety of all participants on our camp is of the utmost importance. All staff and volunteers have undergone child protection checks and careful screening.

Download the Camp Terms (Must be submitted to complete registration)

Questions? Email info@sydneycatholicyouth.org or call Sydney Catholic Youth on 9307 8152.

Early Bird Rate: $260 (closes 17th of May) | Full Rate: $280 (closes 21st of June)

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NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, at this stage limited people will be permitted to the event. SCY will ensure strict hygiene measures are in place.

 





 

Friday, April 16, 2021

GREETING FROM YOUR PARISH PRIEST

Dear Friends,

Greeting Peace from the Risen Lord for each of you and your family.

 

We thank God for allowing us to celebrate the Easter this year. It was a very good feeling for us, your priests to see you again especially at the celebration of Holy Week and Easter, the centre of our Christian faith.

 

After Easter the churches from different parishes in NSW have invited their parishioners coming back to celebrate the Eucharist in the Weekend. We invite you, our parishioners to go back to our worship. Now is the time for us to go out of the Upper Room without fear to join our Parish Community to celebrate our Easter Celebration every Sunday.

 

With the ease of restriction you don't have to register for Mass now. We like you to check in with NSW QR Code before you enter the church. If you can not use the NSW QR Code, please write your name and phone number on a piece of paper before you go to mass and give it to our Marshals when you enter the church.

We hope to welcome you back and we can worship together with joy.

 

Yours in Christ,

Fr John Ho P.P

Monday, April 12, 2021

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SCY NEWS
April 2021 Edition

 

Happy and blessed Easter! The SCY Community is running our big Y-Factor Camp this month so please keep the youth and our leaders in your prayers!

ADORATION NIGHT: 40 Hours for Vocations |Saturday, April 24

Join us on Saturday, 24th April for prayer and Adoration between 7pm and 9pm for the 40 Hours for Vocations happening in our Archdiocese. This month we will be at St Joachim's, Lidcombe.

Fr Epeli Qimaqima will begin our night with a talk and the Va Family will accompany our prayer with music. After Adoration we will be inviting all the young adults to come to Dooleys!

Sign up for an hour (or two!) by clicking 'Register' and check out the Facebook event here!

 

 

 

 

Keep us in your prayers! Y-Factor Camp April 2021


Please keep the SCY Community in your prayers as we journey with 120+ youth in our annual
Y-Factor Camp! The camp will run between 13th-16th of April 2021.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

The Journey This Week – Dissent and obstinate unbelief manifests forgiveness and the transformative power of resurrection faith

 

 

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"be the voice of the voiceless before God
and pray the Ravensbrook prayer"

MOTHER HILDA SCOTT OSB

 


This week on the Journey (Ep 401)

On the Journey this week: Fr Mark De Battista says faith is a decision, each has our own wounds, turn to Jesus and be not afraid to touch him in his wounds, knowing this will set us free and bring us healing peace. Mother Hilda says when it seems the world is unravelling around us, there's 2 ways to respond by being positive rather than overwhelmed. And Trish McCarthy says it takes time to reach depth of character, but only if we experience the right environments. Plus, more great music! 

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Listen to this week's presenter inputs

Gospel Reflection—Fr Mark De Battista–Resurrection Peace
Wisdom from The Abbey–Mother Hilda–The Ravensbrook Prayer
The Call–Fr Dave Callaghan– Boredom and Contemplation
Milk & Honey—Trish McCarthy– Character
Smart Loving—Byron & Francine Pirola–The Surprise Factor
Daily Conversation with God—Torrien Lau–Alone except for Jesus

 

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