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John 13:34

love one another as I have loved you

John 13:34

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Adoration and Prayer Day


Dear Brothers and Sisters,


I posted on the bulletin of last weekend about our Adoration & Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament tomorrow from 10am-10pm.  I invite you to join us virtually in Adoration and Prayer trusting in his Mercy to deliver us and the whole world from the Covid-19 Pandemic.  You can spend one hour or more before the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration & Prayer. 


Have Mercy on Us O Lord

for we have sinned against you.

Show us O Lord Your Mercy

And grant us your salvation.


Yours In Christ,

Fr John Ho P.P


September Newsletter | News, Events and MORE!


SCY News: September 2021 Edition

September 2021 Edition







After 4 years at the Archdiocese of Sydney, Chris Lee has resigned from his Team Leader at Sydney Catholic Youth to take up a new and exciting opportunity at the Diocese of Broken Bay.

We are so grateful for all that he has done in building up Sydney Catholic Youth into the agency that it is today, as well as the support that he has provided for youth and young adults over the years.

In his announcement, Chris wrote the following:

"All young people of Sydney should be confident in the belief that Archbishop Anthony has always believed in you and now, more than ever, we need your energy and enthusiasm to bring our Country back to God.

While it might be scary at times be courageous and give your time and energy for the mission of the Church. Archbishop Anthony says all the time - "the young people of the Church are not the church of tomorrow but the Church of the here and now"."

Please keep him in your prayers as he begins his new mission working closely with Bishop Anthony Randazzo.

Thank you Chris and God bless!

  From the SCY Team

As we enter this new chapter, we are looking forward to continuing to build upon the foundations laid by Chris and previous SCY team members, as well as seeking new opportunities to further develop the work of Sydney Catholic Youth. We are looking forward to sharing our plans with you soon!

From 28 August 2021, all enquiries related to youth ministry and support can be directed to John Nguyen, Youth Officer in Sydney Catholic Youth, at or 0432 342 039




Peace possible despite restrictions

By Fr Josh Miechels

"Lockdown is not fun. But it doesn't mean it can't be lived peacefully.
Especially when you're in another country, in a language you speak clumsily, missing basic goods like your friends and favourite places and argileh and sunshine, doing a new task which deprives you even of the people around you.

This was my experience arriving in France six months ago, in the middle of Covidfest with a 6pm curfew, a 10km movement radius and most things closed – a situation which endured for some unwelcome months..."




Wednesdays in September, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

NEW discussion & retreat group coming up lead by Chris Da Silva from Life, Marriage & Family Office, based on this brand new book by Sr Faustina Maria Pia of the Sisters of Life!




UPPER ZOOM: Visio Divina
Thursday, 2nd September, 7pm - 8:30pm

You have heard of Lectio Divina, but have your heard of Visio Divina? Learn how to pray with the eyes, as we meet God through art.





AN EVENING WITH MARY: Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday, 8th September, 7pm - 7:30pm

On the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary, join Sydney Catholic Youth and Life, Marriage and Family Office to pray the Rosary together on Zoom.

Reflections will be lead by Fr Noel Custodio.





Thursday, 9th September, 7pm - 8:30pm

"Remember the good ol' days..."

Join us for this month's community night where we will be combining Pixar & childhood, for a night of reminiscing and community!





UPPER ZOOM: The Life of St Padre Pio
Thursday, 23rd September, 7pm - 8:30pm

Join us on the Feast of St Padre Pio, where Fr Bernard Mary will be reflecting on this great saint - his stigmata, his suffering, his incredible life - and applying this to our own lives.







THINK TANK: Navigating Tough Questions
Monday, 27th September, 7pm - 8:30pm

Join this open forum of ideas and advice among fellow youth leaders. We'll share new initiatives, troubleshoot hurdles, and brainstorm creative ideas to reach new young people in today's climate.

Learn and share:
- The importance of sharing Truth in Love
- How to be a role model towards young people
- The need to challenge young people to think critically



Get social!

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


Find an event in and around Sydney for Catholic youth and young adults

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



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Friday, August 20, 2021

The Journey This Week – A Great Division


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This week on the Journey (Ep 420)

On the Journey this week: Fr John Foley SJ says often a delicious significance is hidden behind events that are described in a bewildering way in the gospel. Plus, Mother Hilda on the impact of adults praying in front of their children has, and Michelle Vass says the psalms are ideal prayers during the pandemic.  Plus, more great music!

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Listen to this week's presenter inputs

Gospel Reflection–Fr John Foley SJ-Food for You (read by Jude Hennessy)
Wisdom from The Abbey–Mother Hilda–On Your Knees
Spirituality of the Heart—Michelle Vass–Psalms of Nan Merrill
Milk & Honey—Trish McCarthy–Forgiveness
The Call—Fr Dave Callaghan–Fallen Soldiers
Daily Conversation with God—Torrien Lau–Every Part of My Life


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